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UNHCR: Weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean

April 21, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that more than 800 people were believed to have drowned in the weekend sinking of a boat packed with migrants trying to reach... more »»

Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse

April 21, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. more »»

Israel honors war dead on annual Memorial Day

April 21, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has begun its annual Memorial Day commemoration for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. more »»

Mauritania sentences alleged al-Qaida leader to 20 years

April 21, 2015

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — A criminal court in Mauritania sentenced a suspected senior al-Qaida leader to 20 years in prison for "terrorist" activities, the state prosecutor said Tuesday. more »»

South Africa to deploy army to end anti-immigrant attacks

April 21, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will deploy the army to areas that remain volatile after a spate of violent attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesda. more »»

Auschwitz guard goes on trial, says he shares moral guilt

April 21, 2015

LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — Former SS Sgt. more »»

Iraqi troops retake some Ramadi districts from Islamic State

April 21, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq security forces have recaptured areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the battleground city of Ramadi, security officials said Tuesda. more »»

Somalia police: 9 killed by car bomb in capital

April 21, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb killed at least nine people and wounded many others at a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said. more »»

Libya chaos spurs human smuggling, government spokesman says

April 21, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's chaos has spurred human trafficking, a spokesman for the country's internationally recognized government said Tuesday, urging the world community to help his administration... more »»

Saudi airstrikes pound Yemen's Shiite rebels, killing 20

April 21, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 20 in a city in the country's west as the civilian death toll rose to 38 from airstrikes the day... more »»

Eritrea, North Korea called world's most censored states

April 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The small African nation of Eritrea tops even North Korea in its restrictions on the media, a new global report says. more »»

South Africa deploys army to end anti-immigrant attacks

April 21, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African army has been deployed to areas that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday. more »»

Protest held in Ethiopia over killings by Islamic extremists

April 21, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Hundreds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa on Tuesday protested the killings of dozens of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic extremists in Libya as parliament weighed a... more »»

Dozens killed in fighting in southern Syria, activists say

April 21, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Fierce clashes between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters in the country's south killed dozens on both sides over the past two days as rebel factions regained much of... more »»

US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

April 21, 2015

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island... more »»

A look at the EU's 10-point emergency migrant action plan

April 21, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Spurred into action by a massive loss of lives in the Mediterranean, the European Union's executive arm has proposed a 10-point action plan for dealing with the unprecedented... more »»

Serbia president's plane trouble caused by coffee spill

April 21, 2015

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An investigation into the sudden plunge of the Serbian president's plane has shown that it was because the co-pilot spilled coffee on the instruments panel, aviation... more »»

How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

April 21, 2015

Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants highlight the growing number of people fleeing persecution, war and... more »»

UN: More than 800 people dead in Med sinking is worst ever

April 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, the worst such incident eve... more »»

Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan

April 21, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Tuesday began building their case against the traffickers responsible for the drowning of as many as 950 migrants in the Mediterranean, as European... more »»

 
 
 

 

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