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Masses of Burundi refugees show up in Tanzania

May 19, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Cholera and severe diarrhea have broken out among tens of thousands of refugees from Burundi who are jammed into a village in Tanzania on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, with... more »»

Report: Afghanistan's Taliban sends delegation to Iran

May 19, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A delegation from Afghanistan's Taliban has arrived in Iran to discuss the situation of Afghan migrants and issues in the Islamic world, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agenc... more »»

Mother of US reporter missing in Syria pleads for answers

May 19, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The mother of an American journalist missing in Syria for nearly three years pleaded Tuesday for information about him, saying she believes that he is still aliv. more »»

Belfast baker guilty of discrimination over 'gay cake' snub

May 19, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — A Northern Ireland bakery was found guilty Tuesday of discrimination for refusing to make a cake bearing the slogan "Support Gay Marriage," a verdict welcomed by human rights... more »»

Iraqi troops repel Islamic State attack on Anbar town

May 19, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces and allied Sunni tribesmen repelled an Islamic State attack overnight on a town west of Baghdad, a tribal leader said Tuesday, as the government renewed its commitment... more »»

Image of Asia: A sheet-metal shelter before the rains come

May 19, 2015

In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, people whose home was damaged in an April 25 earthquake construct a temporary shelter out of galvanized sheet metal in Bhaktapur, Nepal. more »»

Steinem, Nobel laureates in North Korea for march across DMZ

May 19, 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A group of female peace activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel laureates arrived in North Korea's capital on Tuesday for a march across the Demilitarized... more »»

Indonesia: We've already given too much to help boat people

May 19, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has "given more than it should" to help hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on boats by human traffickers, its foreign minister said Tuesday... more »»

Unequal schools in France prompt strike, soul-searching

May 19, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France is proposing education reforms that would end elite bilingual programs and give schools more say in how students spend their time — a move to fight the inequality in education... more »»

Trial of Washington Post reporter in Iran to start next week

May 19, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The trial of a Washington Post reporter detained in Iran for nearly 10 months will begin next week, a defense lawyer representing the Iranian-American journalist said Tuesday. more »»

Portugal investigates police beating of man at soccer game

May 19, 2015

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese prosecutors are investigating a policeman who beat a man in front of his young children and punched their grandfather outside a soccer stadium, sparking a... more »»

Pope will answer Bosnian mail man's prayer

May 19, 2015

ILICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — On June 6, the Pope will answer the prayers of a humble Bosnian mail man and pigeon breede. more »»

Merkel, Hollande commit to global climate protection

May 19, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for... more »»

Hewitt still on bail after South African sentence for rape

May 19, 2015

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Tuesday extended the bail of retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who intends to appeal his conviction for raping and sexually... more »»

11 Afghan police get year in jail over mob killing of woman

May 19, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge on Tuesday sentenced 11 policemen to one year in prison for dereliction of duty during the mob killing of a woman in Kabul who was falsely accused of... more »»

Iraqi troops repel IS attack on Anbar town

May 19, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces and allied Sunni tribesmen repelled an Islamic State attack overnight on a town between two militant-held cities in the western Anbar province, a tribal leader said... more »»

Palestinian patients find help in Israeli hospital

May 19, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The bedroom of Palestinian siblings Ahmed and Hadeel Hamdan looks like a hospital ward, filled with beeping machines, monitors, solution bags and sterilizing fluids. more »»

Pakistan, Afghanistan sign accord to share intelligence

May 19, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The spy agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to share intelligence and carry out "coordinated intelligence operations" against militants operating along their porous... more »»

Funding shortfalls for Syrian refugees in 5 host countries

May 19, 2015

Facts and figures about the Syrian refugee crisis:

Number of registered Syrian refugees:

3.9 million (expected to rise to 4.27 million by the end of 2015)

Of those, 1. more »»

Syrian refugees struggle amid aid cuts, lack of labor rights

May 19, 2015

SALHIYEH, Jordan (AP) — A Syrian refugee couple and their baby boy were recently dropped from a U.N. food voucher program and live on $9-a-day jobs on a peach farm in northern Jordan. more »»

 
 

 

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