October 30, 2015

South African police create mock murder scene with fake blood, then make real life arrests

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ South African police said it was like a Hollywood movie. Police duped a businessman who allegedly wanted to […]
October 30, 2015

Conan O’Brien to accompany Michelle Obama on visit next week to US troops stationed in Qatar

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Michelle Obama is bringing a little bit of Hollywood on her trip to Qatar next week. The first […]
October 30, 2015

New York police join family members in Guyana to pay last respects to slain officer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana(AP) _ Officers from the New York Police Department are in Guyana for the funeral of a slain comrade from the South American country. Dozens […]
October 29, 2015

NASA needs better handle on health hazards for astronauts on long Mars missions

By Marcia Dunn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. _ NASA needs to get cracking if it wants to keep its astronauts alive and well on […]
October 29, 2015

Central African Republic announces new election date for Dec. 13 as violence continues

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP)_ The United Nations says Central African Republic’s election commission has announced presidential and parliamentary elections for Dec. 13. U.N. secretary-general spokesman […]
October 29, 2015

In Haiti, tire barricades burn in few spots as presidential candidate alleges electoral fraud

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _(AP) One of Haiti‘s top presidential candidates insists that ballots checked with his name are being destroyed or discarded, prompting supporters to burn tire […]
October 28, 2015

Human rights group calls on Mexico to investigate police shootings as extra judicial killings

By Katherine Corcoran THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY _ Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday that evidence in two recent shootings in Mexico […]
October 28, 2015

African Union report cites forced cannibalism, other atrocities in South Sudan’s civil war

By Jason Patinkin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JUBA, South Sudan _ Investigators discovered atrocities by all sides in South Sudan’s civil war, including testimony of forced cannibalism […]
October 28, 2015

Michelle Obama to visit Qatar, Jordan next week to promote girls’ education initiative

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Michelle Obama is making her first solo visit to the Middle East, stopping in Qatar and Jordan to […]
October 27, 2015

Top South African university to re open after deal with students who protested tuition hikes

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ One of South Africa’s top universities will re-open Wednesday after reaching agreements with students whose protests against tuition […]
October 27, 2015

Lions, the pride of Africa, are disappearing in West Africa

By Michelle Faul THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAGOS, Nigeria _ Lions, that symbol of Africa’s wild beauty, power and freedom, no longer roam in Mali. Or in […]
October 27, 2015

FBI confirms civil rights probe of videotaped arrest of student dragged from math class

By Meg Kinnard THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. _ U.S. federal authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether a deputy’s arrest of a student who refused […]
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