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  • UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy

    The U.N. chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world's poorest country. A statement Saturday says Ban Ki-moon has appointed Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania, who...
  • UN chief names new head of Ebola mission as outbreak calms

    The U.N. chief on Saturday appointed a new head of the emergency mission responding to West Africa's Ebola crisis amid hopes that the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus will soon come to an end. A statement from Ban Ki-moon's office said Peter Jan...
  • Night train kills 14 migrants 'sleeping' on Macedonia tracks

    A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route — trekking along train tracks through the Balkans — was hit by an overnight train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, killing 14....
  • Togo votes as president seeks to continue family dynasty

    Togo's president, whose family has ruled this small West African nation for nearly 50 years, appealed for peace as he vied for re-election Saturday against four other candidates. President Faure Gnassingbe cast his ballot in the morning in the capital,...
  • 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...
  • Universal dilemma: Help immigrants or seal borders?

     Universal dilemma: Help immigrants or seal borders?
    Everyone, it seems, has a proposed solution to Europe's tragic "boat people" crisis. Some are breathtakingly bad. Making a grab for top honors is conservative British controversialist Katie Hopkins who, writing in Britain's The Sun, proposed greeting...
  • Refugees from Burundi flow into Rwanda as tensions mount

    More than 10,000 people from the East African nation of Burundi have crossed into neighboring Rwanda amid threats of violence ahead of elections, with many arriving here saying they have been intimidated by thugs who support President Pierre Nkurunziza...
  • Tunisia military says 10 extremists killed in fighting

    Tunisia's defense ministry says 10 militants have been killed in fighting along the border with Algeria. Three soldiers were also killed in the fighting in the mountainous Kasserine region, and seven others wounded, ministry spokesman Belhassen...
  • UN: 3 contracted workers kidnapped in eastern Congo

    Three people working for the United Nations in eastern Congo have been kidnapped and taken into the forest, the U.N. mission said Friday. A Zimbabwean and two Congolese were in the region investigating an area for de-mining, said U.N. Congo spokesman...
  • Fiancee of Ebola victim hopes memoir closes chapter

    The dark days of quarantine are over, yet Louise Troh remains captive to the disease that killed the man she loved. "War took the life I made in Liberia. Disease took the life I made in America," she writes in a memoir being released next week. The...
  • Rights groups demand action after violence in South Africa

    More than 100 humanitarian groups have urged the African Union's human rights body to ensure that South Africa take "concrete steps" to prevent further attacks on immigrants. Seven people have died this month in anti-immigrant violence that has mainly...