Friday, October 2, 2015
At least 1,600 people have been killed in the Boko Haram conflict since the start of June, taking the civilian death toll to some 3,500 this year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
Those behind the wave of violence in Central African Republic's capital were trying to stage a coup, the country's interim president charged after rushing back from the U.N. General Assembly.
Haiti's former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide has spoken in public for the first time since returning from exile in 2011, calling on Haitians to elect his party's candidate as president.
A U.S. county clerk who refused in the name of her faith to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples said Wednesday she secretly met with Pope Francis during his U.S. visit and that he urged her to "stay strong."
European leaders are urging U.N. member states to introduce global refugee quotas to stem the crisis that has forced thousands to flee their homes in search of safety.
Greek authorities on Thursday hastily reopened a derelict sports hall from the Athens 2004 Olympics to house hundreds of migrants who were sleeping on the streets of the capital.
Citing a migration crisis that has displaced more people this year than at any time since World War II, entrepreneur brothers Thomas and Timothy Pearson said Wednesday their family foundation is giving US$100 million to the University of Chicago for a research institute aimed at using big data to study and resolve global conflicts.
The multitudes of Chinese students attending American universities are approaching college as less of a life experience and more as a transaction, educators worry, leading to measures to help them integrate -- ....................
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Russian military jets carried out airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria for the first time -- a move that came after President Vladimir Putin received parliamentary approval to send Russian troops to Syria.
U.S. airstrikes hit Taliban positions overnight around a key northern city seized by insurgents this week as Afghan troops massed on the ground Wednesday ahead of what is likely to be a protracted battle to retake Kunduz.