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  • Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast

    Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast
    The fourth boat used for his family’s journey, packed with about 500 people, mostly Syrians, was the worst, Omar Ibrahim said Thursday at a train station in the shadow of Italy’s snowcapped Mt. Etna. Ibrahim and about 80 Syrian compatriots...
  • Egypt's judiciary: a willing participant in repression

     Egypt's judiciary: a willing participant in repression
    Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison without parole on charges related to the killing of 10 protesters. The verdict came five months after a court dropped charges against Morsi's predecessor, Hosni Mubarak,...
  • South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants

    Several thousand people marched through South Africa's largest city on Thursday in a demonstration against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people. Demonstrators walked through the center of Johannesburg, passing high-rise neighborhoods...
  • Migrant dies trying to enter Greece by land during floods

    Greek authorities say they have found the body of a migrant who apparently drowned during floods as he tried to illegally enter the country from Turkey. The unidentified young man's body was found Thursday near the banks of the Evros River on Greece's...
  • African, Asian leaders agree to cooperate against terrorism

    Asian and African leaders agreed to develop concrete ways to cooperate in fighting extremism and the financing of terrorism, they said at the conclusion of a summit in Indonesia's capital Thursday. The leaders said in a joint statement their...
  • In Libya's anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

    Libya's chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up, then using the...
  • Libya refugee camp is flip side of Europe's immigration crisis

    MISRATA, Libya In the heat of a Libyan afternoon, in a makeshift detention center outside the coastal town of Misrata, a young woman lay on the ground, suffering from severe dehydration. Her friend Fatima, 21, cradled her head, and waited for the...
  • South Africa's image suffers after anti-immigrant attacks

    Only a few kilometers (miles) separate Alexandra, a gritty Johannesburg township where South Africans attacked immigrants last week, from Sandton, a district jammed with high-end stores, restaurants and gleaming office towers symbolizing the upper reaches...
  • Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa

    Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa
    Miami Heat forward Luol Deng is among a group of NBA players who will participate in an Aug. 1 exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa. Deng, who is coming off his first season with the Heat and has a late-June deadline to decide whether to opt out...
  • 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...