Saturday, February 6, 2016
Thin like their owners, cattle wander in a parched riverbed. Desperate villagers barter a few fish for maize because there is no money for food. In this drought-stricken area of Zimbabwe, some people allege that who you know determines whether you'll get state food aid, with those out of favor with local officials going hungry.
Denmark's minister for justice says a U.S. government airplane parked at Copenhagen's airport in June 2013 was waiting to fly former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to the United States.
The United Nations mission in Mali says a car bomb has exploded outside a mission police station in Timbuktu, and there is shooting between the attackers and forces.
Residents in the southern Somali town of Marka say fighters from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab have taken control there after the withdrawal of African Union forces.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Ankara on Monday to meet with Turkey's prime minister as she tries to reduce the migrant influx to Europe, the German government said Friday.
A human rights group alleged Thursday that at least eight women and girls were raped or sexually exploited by U.N. peacekeepers late last year in Central African Republic, and the world body announced that more than 100 troops would be sent home.
At least 200 million girls and women in 30 countries are estimated to have undergone female circumcision -- half of them in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, the U.N. children's agency said in a report released Thursday night.
Refugees from Burundi received training from Rwandan military personnel last year with the ultimate goal of removing Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza from power, according to a confidential report to the United Nations.
Tens of thousands joined anti-government protests across Greece Thursday as the country was crippled by a general strike against painful pension reforms demanded by bailout lenders.
The United Nations Postal Administration on Thursday released six new postage stamps promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.