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Medical group says many migrants killed in Libya escape

May. 25, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Over 100 migrants and refugees held captive by human traffickers were shot at while escaping from a clandestine prison in northwestern Libya and there were numerous deaths and injuries, Doctors Without Borders said Friday. The international medical organization, also known as Medicins Sans...

UN says issues 'narrowed' over Greece-Macedonia name dispute

May. 25, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. mediator trying to resolve a 25-year-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic's name said Friday the issues "have been narrowed" and both sides are determined to reach an agreement. Matthew Nimetz told reporters that talks "have been...

Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7

May. 25, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A car bombing on a busy street in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on Friday killed at least seven people, including a girl, and wounded 20, a security official said. The blast, the latest to rock Libya's second-largest city, took place on a commercial street full of people...

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

May. 25, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and Australia on Friday announced they were holding Moscow legally responsible for...

UN adopts measure linking conflict to hunger and starvation

May. 24, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that for the first time recognizes the link between conflict and hunger and strongly condemns the use of starvation as a method of warfare. The resolution calls on all parties to conflict to comply with international...

UN envoy urges dialogue with opposition after Burundi vote

May. 24, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Burundi urged the African nation's government Thursday to quickly restart dialogue with the opposition following a referendum that will allow the president to stay in power until 2034. Michel Kafando told the Security Council that Burundi can only solve the...

Call for investigation into killing of 3 by Honduran troops

May. 24, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A U.N. agency called Thursday for an impartial investigation into the killing of three indigenous men by a military patrol in a remote part of eastern Honduras that is a common transit point for Colombian cocaine. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human...

Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths

May. 24, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said as the health ministry on Thursday announced that confirmed cases had reached 31, including nine deaths. The spread of the...

Actress Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya kids in Bangladesh

May. 24, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Priyanka Chopra, actress and a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations' children's agency, said Thursday the world should be more compassionate to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who desperately need help in Bangladeshi camps where they've been sheltered. Some 700,000...

UN chief concerned by cancellation of US-NKorea summit

May. 24, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. chief said Thursday he is "deeply concerned" by the cancellation of the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Antonio Guterres told an audience at the University of Geneva that he was urging the parties to keep working "to find a path to...