March 9, 2016

Charges withdrawn against Mandela grandson accused of rape

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Criminal charges have been withdrawn against one of Nelson Mandela’s grandsons accused of raping a teenage girl, a […]
March 8, 2016

WHO: Sexual transmission of Zika more common than thought

By Jamey Keaten And Maria Cheng THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA _ Sexual transmission of the Zika virus is more common than previously thought, the World Health […]
March 8, 2016

Despite US airstrikes, Somali extremist group still active

By Rodney Muhumuza And Abdi Guled THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia _ By U.S. accounts, it was a devastating airstrike against Islamic militants in Somalia, with […]
March 8, 2016

Police shootings of blacks influence crime fiction genre

By By Hillel Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ In “Underground Airlines,” an upcoming novel by Ben Winters, a black bounty hunter rides through a […]
March 7, 2016

St. Vincent probes killing of German tourist aboard yacht

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent _ A German man has been killed aboard a yacht in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, and authorities say they have […]
March 7, 2016

Kenya: Police arrest 4 men for trying to join Islamic State

By Tom Odula THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   NAIROBI, Kenya _ Kenyan police Monday said they are holding four men on suspicion of trying to leave the […]
March 7, 2016

Guyana pledges to ease overcrowding after fatal prison riot

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ The South American country of Guyana says it will hire more guards and take steps to ease overcrowding at its main prison, where […]
March 7, 2016

South Africa: Ailing miners awarded multimillion settlement

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Gold miners infected with lung diseases brought on by repeated exposure to the dust of South Africa’s mines […]
March 4, 2016

Nigeria military shuts cattle market ‘financing’ Boko Haram

By Ismail Alfa And Michelle Faul THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAIDUGURI, Nigeria _ Nigeria’s military has closed one of Africa’s biggest cattle markets, charging sales of stolen […]
March 3, 2016

Gov: Region’s largest solar plant to be built in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Puerto Rico’s governor says the Caribbean’s largest solar plant will be built in the U.S. territory’s western region. Alejandro Garcia Padilla […]
March 1, 2016

Community on edge after officer shoots man during chase

By Jonathan Drew THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. _ The neighbourhood where an officer fatally shot a black man during a foot chase is on edge […]
March 1, 2016

Guyana seeks ex govt official accused of embezzlement

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ The South American country of Guyana has requested that authorities in Canada arrest a former government official accused of embezzling money from the […]
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