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  • 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...
  • Nicaragua asks US to remove embassy worker over Ebola worry

    Nicaragua has asked the United States to remove an embassy worker who was in Liberia because it fears the person may have been exposed to the Ebola virus that has devastated several West African countries. Carlos Saenz, an official at Nicaragua's...
  • Humanitarian group launches maritime migrant rescue mission

    The humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders is launching a search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean next month in dismay at European efforts to manage the migrant influx. It is the first time the group has undertaken such an operation. The...
  • EU's Mogherini seeks closer ties between Europe& N. Africa

    The recent terror attacks in Paris and Tunis have showed that stronger security cooperation is needed between countries in Europe and North Africa, European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini said Monday. Mogherini was speaking at a meeting...
  • South African opposition leader steps down

    The leader of South Africa's largest opposition party announced her decision to step down just four weeks ahead of the party's elective meeting. Helen Zille, leader of the Democratic Alliance, announced on Sunday that she would not stand for re-...
  • 5th Tunisia soldier dies of wounds after ambush

    Tunisia's defense spokesman said a fifth soldier has died from wounds suffered in an ambush Tuesday that also wounded eight people. Brig. Gen. Belhassen Oueslati said Wednesday that 13 suspects were arrested in the mountainous region around the city of...
  • Naomi Tutu shares message of peace with East Aurora students

    Naomi Tutu shares message of peace with East Aurora students
    Although her own life was a world apart, Naomi Tutu made an instant connection with a group of East Aurora District 131 students gathered Saturday in the high school Little Theater. Tutu, the daughter of South African Civil Rights leader and Nobel Peace...
  • Attacks on troops in Egypt's Sinai kill at least 14

    At least 14 people, mostly Egyptian policemen, were killed Sunday in separate operations when militants attacked a police station in the provincial capital of Egypt's northern Sinai, and detonated a roadside bomb against a passing armored vehicle,...
  • Sudan leader set to extend chaotic rule in lackluster vote

    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, the world's only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges, is expected to win a landslide victory in elections this week, extending a 25-year reign in which the country has endured multiple insurgencies and the secession...
  • Kenya asks the UN to shut down refugee camp for Somalis

    The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has three months to close a refugee camp in eastern Kenya and send the more than 400,000 Somalis living there back to their country or else the Kenyan government will relocate them, Kenya's Deputy...
  • Egypt police says it has arrested critical journalist

    Egypt has arrested a journalist on claims he is wanted in seven different cases — just days after he published a series of critical articles about the police. The country's Ministry of Interior announced Sunday in a statement on its Facebook page...