GENEVA: A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the United Nations said Wedn
TUAL, Indonesia: All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death.
GENEVA: The United Nations rights chief on Wednesday urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions.
KABUL: An Afghan Army general has been arrested by police for trafficking around 19 kilograms (41 pounds) of heroin powder, officials said on Wednesday.
MONROVIA: Liberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months.
LAHORE: Pakistani officials Wednesday said they had killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander and three other militants in a raid earlier this week in eastern Punjab province.
MOSCOW: Gas giant Gazprom on Wednesday halted gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev said it was suspending purchases of Russian energy in the latest row between Moscow and its war-torn ex-Soviet neighbor
WASHINGTON: Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private e-mail address for her government cor
TUNIS: All 38 victims of the Tunisian beach resort massacre have been formally identified, among them 30 Britons, the health ministry said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the US and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a “new chapter” in relations after a half-century of hostili
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