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  • Planned Middle East-North Africa census category progresses

    A proposal to allow those of Middle Eastern and North American descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census has cleared another hurdle. Census advisory board member Hassan Jaber said Wednesday the U.S. Census Bureau plans to convene a...
  • South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners

    South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners
    Security forces raided a men’s hostel outside Johannesburg as authorities deployed the South African military for the first time to crack down on recent violence against foreigners, most from other African countries. The joint police and army...
  • Big changes needed at WHO before the next Ebola crisis

    Over the past 16 months, the world watched anxiously as Ebola swept through West Africa. More than 10,000 deaths have been attributed to the highly contagious virus, and more than 25,000 people are believed to have been infected since 2013. Death comes...
  • Guinea: 11 accused in Ebola worker deaths get life sentences

    A Guinea court sentenced 11 people accused of killing eight Ebola health workers and journalists last year to life in prison on Tuesday. Judge Mamadou Diop released 15 other suspects at the conclusion of the trial, according to state TV. The trial in the...
  • Police: Boy dies after father got drunk, left him in hot car

    Police: Boy dies after father got drunk, left him in hot car
    A father wept at a court hearing after police say he left his toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking and the boy later died. James Koryor, 41, was taken into custody on suspicion of manslaughter and child abuse Tuesday after he went...
  • Police: Boy dies after father got drunk, left him in hot car

    A father wept at a court hearing after police say he left his toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking and the boy later died. James Koryor, 41, was taken into custody on suspicion of manslaughter and child abuse Tuesday after he went to a...
  • China, Indonesia lead calls for a new order in developing world

    Leaders of some of the largest developing nations called for a new economic order based on their shared interests rather than "obsolete" financial institutions created after World War II. The statements came at a summit of Asian and African countries...
  • Erdogan slams European plans to destroy traffickers' vessels

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday condemned what he said were suggestions in Europe to sink human traffickers' vessels, insisting the plans would leave migrants "to their deaths." Erdogan's comments came a day before European Union...
  • Kenyan police say suspect caught surveilling president home

    A Kenyan court on Wednesday granted police 15 days to hold and interrogate a man who is suspected of carrying out surveillance on President Uhuru Kenyatta's rural home in preparation for an attack. Prosecutor Daniel Karuri told a court Wednesday that...
  • UN report: 2014 saw extremists use of rape, sexual slavery

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram. In a report released Monday, the U.N. chief expressed "grave...
  • Italian rescue services save thousands of migrants sailing from Libya

    Italian rescue services save thousands of migrants sailing from Libya
    Italian rescue services saved 5,629 migrants and refugees sailing from Libya to Italy during the last few days, officials said Monday, as aid agencies predicted a large wave of migration across the Mediterranean this summer. The migrants, including...