Saturday, February 6, 2016
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.
A man accused of killing a former Dutch health minister admitted the slaying at a court hearing Thursday, claiming it was an "order from God" because she was responsible for the Netherlands' euthanasia law.
A Mexican court has issued an injunction blocking further work on a real estate project in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun that activists say has almost killed a mangrove swamp at the site.
A starving sea lion has been rescued after finding its way into the booth of a fancy San Diego restaurant.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI unveiled one of the world's biggest solar plants Thursday, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable energy.
Tribune Publishing, the troubled owner of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers around the country, said it received a US$44.4 million cash infusion from a Chicago investor who has a stake in its rival newspaper the Chicago Sun-Times.