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Four people were reported killed as huge crowds took to the streets of Sudan amid a communications blackout and tight security to rally against the country’s military leadership that seized power eight months ago. The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said in a tweet that the four wer...

The family of Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) murdered independence hero Patrice Lumumba has buried his only known remains, a tooth, in the capital Kinshasa, 61 years after his death at the hands of Belgian-backed secessionist rebels. Lumumba was killed by a firing squad on Januar...

Two senior Libyan officials began two days of talks on constitutional arrangements for elections, the latest United Nations effort to bridge gaps between the country’s rivals.  Aguila Saleh, the influential speaker of the country’s east-based parliament, and Khaled al-Meshri, head of t...

A German court has handed a five-year jail sentence to a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard, the oldest person so far to go on trial for complicity in war crimes during the Holocaust. 

More than 1,000 people have been killed and 2,000 injured in what has been recorded as Afghanistan’s worst earthquake in 20 years. According to the country’s Ministry of Public Health, 35 entire villages have been destroyed or damaged. In Gayan alone, at least 250 people have died.  ...

The Indigenous organization leading protests in Ecuador has agreed to hold talks with the government, as the South American nation has been rocked by mass demonstrations over the last two weeks. 

Priceless artifacts removed and looted from African nations during Germany’s colonial period will be permanently returned, officials said.  The Berlin-based Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which manages the German capital’s many museums, said it had entered into negotiations on ...

Tunisian police have arrested former Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, a former senior member of the Ennahdha party, on suspicion of money laundering, his lawyer told Reuters. Police in the city of Sousse seized the phones of Jebali and his wife, and then took him to an unknown location on...

Relatives of 46 people who disappeared in the Hadzici area after being detained by Bosnian Serb forces during the war in 1992 rallied outside the state prosecutor’s office, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. No one has been prosecuted over the disappearances so far....

A United Nations expert has called on the international community to do more to address the crisis in Myanmar triggered by last year’s coup as the number of people killed in the military’s crackdown on its opponents rose above 2,000. “Too much is at stake for Myanmar and its people to ...