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  • South Sudan: UN agency says 3 staffers have disappeared

    The U.N. World Food Programme said on Wednesday that it is suspending operations in some areas of South Sudan after three South Sudanese staff members disappeared in a volatile state. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that it is "extremely...
  • EU finally attempting to address migrant crisis

    EU finally attempting to address migrant crisis
    Leaders of the European Union are doing something this week they should have done months ago: They're mapping a strategy to counter a humanitarian crisis at sea — a steady flow of rickety boats carrying thousands of mostly African and Middle Eastern...
  • Turkey criticizes Egypt's sentencing of ousted leader Morsi

    Turkey has criticized the sentencing in Egypt of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012. A Foreign Ministry statement said Wednesday that "arbitrary" trials in Egypt deepened doubts over...
  • For migrants used to danger, Islamic State poses new threat

    Tesfay Kidane's troubles began with a simple request: He wanted to go to his brother's wedding. Doing mandatory national service in the east African country of Eritrea, Kidane asked his commander for permission for a leave to attend the wedding. The...
  • Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

    Egypt's ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, the first verdict against him since he was removed by the military nearly two years ago. The case was the...
  • Group to Togo government: Respect right to protest

    Amnesty International is calling on Togo's government to respect the right to demonstrate in the run-up to April 25 elections. The international rights group on Tuesday warned against the excessive use of force. It said police used live rounds during a...
  • Eritrea, North Korea called world's most censored states

    The small African nation of Eritrea tops even North Korea in its restrictions on the media, a new global report says. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday issued its annual list of the world's top 10 most censored countries....
  • Ousted Egypt President Morsi gets 20 years in killing of protesters

    Egypt's ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, the first verdict against him since he was removed by the military nearly two years ago. The case was...
  • Gary woman charged with murder, kidnapping in woman's death

    Gary woman charged with murder, kidnapping in woman's death
    The nursery in Geraldine Jones' Tolleston home was ready for a newborn baby girl, all pink and bright and new. Jones, 36, had convinced family and friends she had given birth in March, police said. She named her baby Bella but claimed she was stressed...
  • Woman charged in Anderson woman's death won't talk to police

    Indiana police say a Gary woman charged with murder in the death of an Anderson woman has refused to answer questions from detectives. Anderson Police Sgt. Chad Boynton says detectives from the Anderson and Gary police departments tried to interview 36-...
  • Correction: Uganda-Muslims story

    In a story April 17 about Uganda-Muslims, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 12 million Ugandans are Muslims. In fact 12 percent of Uganda's 36 million people are Muslims, meaning that only 4.3 million Ugandans are Muslims. A corrected...