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 […]
October 27, 2015

French pilots convicted for cocaine trafficking flee house arrest in Dominican Republic

PARIS _ (AP)Two French pilots sentenced to 20 years in prison in the Dominican Republic for cocaine trafficking fled house arrest and have returned to France, […]
October 26, 2015

MTN Nigeria fined $5.2 billion for failing to disconnect 5.1 million unregistered cell users

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP)_ MTN Nigeria has been fined $5.2 billion for failing to disconnect 5.1 million unregistered cellphone subscribers. The stock of the South African-based company […]
October 26, 2015

Processed meat linked to cancers, red meat ‘probably’ is too, WHO research says

PARIS (AP)_ It’s official: Ham, sausage and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers _ and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too. […]
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