June 2, 2015

Obama bestows Medal of Honor on 2 World War I veterans who may have faced discrimination

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday to two World War I Army soldiers who may […]
June 2, 2015

US, South African researchers remember slaves who died in 1794 Cape Town shipwreck

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE TOWN, South Africa _ Against a backdrop of exclusive, sea-view apartments in Cape Town, South African and American researchers […]
June 2, 2015

Some Jamaica police walk off job in wage dispute with gov’t; more military join patrols

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A number of rank-and-file police officers in Jamaica walked off the job in a wage dispute with […]
May 28, 2015

Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court ordered mediation

By Kate Brumback THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ A legal battle over civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s travelling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace […]
May 28, 2015

Under 20 World Cup: Former winner Ghana, U 17 champion Nigeria lead African challenge

By Gerald Imray THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE TOWN, South Africa _ While Africa’s senior teams have struggled to make an impact at the World Cup, the […]
May 28, 2015

Study says elephant numbers plunged in Mozambique due to poachers, but Uganda numbers are up

JOHANNESBURG(AP) _ Conservationists say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50 per cent in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good […]
May 28, 2015

After Israeli official commits suicide, lawmakers look to act against online shaming

JERUSALEM (AP)_ Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after an Israeli public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post. An […]
May 27, 2015

French authorities offer full co operation to Central African Republic

By Sylvie Corbet THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS (AP)_ The French president’s office says judicial authorities in France and Central African Republic are co-operating to investigate allegations […]
May 27, 2015

Several soccer officials arrested in Switzerland; 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes also probed

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH _ Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after […]
May 27, 2015

Guyana awaits help from Cuban experts to revive sugar industry

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) _ Guyana’s prime minister says Cuba has pledged to help revive the South American country’s sluggish sugar industry. Moses Nagamootoo says Cuba will send […]
May 27, 2015

Influx of cheap motorbikes in Haiti multiplies mayhem on already lawless roads

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Joseph-Marc Carel knows the danger of ferrying passengers on his small motorbike, sometimes two at a time, […]
May 26, 2015

Several Kenyan police officers killed in ambush by militants in the northeast

By Rodney Muhumuza And Tom Odula THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KAMPALA, Uganda _ Several Kenyan police officers were killed in an attack Monday night by suspected Somali […]