March 21, 2016

Earthquake strikes near Antigua but causes no damage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.0 earthquake has hit parts of the eastern Caribbean, where local officials are reporting shaking […]
March 21, 2016

South Africa’s ruling party restates confidence in president

JOHANNESBURG _ South Africa’s ruling party has reaffirmed its confidence in President Jacob Zuma, after a growing chorus of corruption allegations against the leader. The senior […]
March 18, 2016

Gas tanker truck ignites in central Haiti, killing 9

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A tanker truck filled with fuel has exploded in a central Haitian town, killing nine people and leaving over 20 with serious burns. […]
March 18, 2016

Guinea confirms 2 new Ebola cases, 3 probable in southeast

By Boubacar Diallo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CONAKRY, Guinea _ Two bodies tested positive for Ebola in Guinea, the government said Thursday, months after the outbreak was […]
March 18, 2016

Gambia forms ties with China after rejecting Taiwan

By Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING _ The small African nation of Gambia has established formal diplomatic ties with China after turning its back on […]
March 17, 2016

UN envoy: Haiti is at a critical juncture toward democracy

The U.N. envoy for Haiti told the Security Council Thursday that the country is at a “critical juncture” in consolidating its democracy and the next few […]
March 16, 2016

Kenya army: 19 extremists killed trying to mount ambush

NAIROBI, Kenya _ Kenya’s military says it has killed 19 fighters from the Somali extremist group al-Shabab who were attempting to ambush Somali national troops. Military […]
March 16, 2016

Michelle Obama tells SXSW crowd she won’t run for president

By Paul J. Weber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas _ Michelle Obama used the South by Southwest Music Festival to show off her vocal chops and […]
March 15, 2016

Dominica reports first case of mosquito borne Zika virus

ROSEAU, Dominica _ Dominica is reporting its first case of the Zika virus that has been rapidly spreading across the hemisphere. Health Minister Kenneth Darroux says […]
March 15, 2016

Obama administration loosens rules on Cuba travel, dollar

By Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ The Obama administration on Tuesday loosened rules on travel to Cuba and the Cuban government’s use of the […]
March 15, 2016

Ferguson council could soon accept DOJ reform deal

By Alan Scher Zagier THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ The Ferguson City Council could soon accept a U.S. Justice Department plan to overhaul its embattled […]
March 14, 2016

Ivory Coast: Extremists kill 14 civilians, 2 special forces

By Robbie Corey-Boulet THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GRAND-BASSAM, Cote d’Ivoire _ Armed men attacked an Ivory Coast beach resort Sunday, killing at least 16 people and sending […]