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  • Penis transplant offers hope to victims of botched circumcisions

    Penis transplant offers hope to victims of botched circumcisions
    In the deep of winter high in the mountains of South Africa's Eastern Cape, teenage boys clad only in blankets, with white clay painted on their faces, undergo agonizing traditional circumcisions. Hundreds have died as a result of the ritual, and hundreds...
  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

    Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat
    A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands...
  • Police worry woman suspected in murder-abduction may flee

    Police are taking precautions to ensure a woman suspected of killing an Indiana mother in order to steal a 3-week-old infant doesn't flee a hospital in Texas where she is being treated for depression. Anderson, Indiana Police Sgt. Chad Boynton wouldn't...
  • Kenya official: I did not cause delay in ending attack

    The use of a police plane for a personal errand did not delay the deployment of the police tactical team which ended the extremist attack in eastern Kenya where 148 people, the majority of them university students, were killed, a police official said in a...
  • A history of the Islamic State group after Ethiopians killed

    The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, released a video Sunday purportedly showing militants killing two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The release of the 29-minute video...
  • Immigrants describe threats in South Africa

    Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport....
  • South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks

    South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people. In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops owned by foreign nationals in a poor area of Johannesburg....
  • Pope asks Europe to do more for rescued migrants flooding into Italy

    Pope asks Europe to do more for rescued migrants flooding into Italy
    Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution or...
  • Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea

    The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a...
  • UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali

    Two assailants attacked a United Nations convoy of civilian workers in northern Mali, killing two and wounding another, the peacekeeping mission said Saturday. After stopping the convoy, "the assailants shot the two drivers before setting the vehicles on...
  • South African students must take movement to society for real progress

    South African students must take movement to society for real progress
    On April 9, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Cecil John Rhodes was removed from its perch at the University of Cape Town. Before the statue was hoisted into a truck and taken away, the black university students who had successfully demanded its removal...