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Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

(AFP) - Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds...

Gunmen attack Save the Children office in east Afghanistan

(AFP) - Gunmen blasted their way into Save the Children's office in Afghanistan's restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, killing at least one person and wounding 14...

Liberia’s youth betting on Weah economic miracle

(AFP) - New President George Weah is nothing less than revered among Liberia's youth, who view his rise from the slums to stellar success in European football as proof...

Venezuela calls early election, Maduro ready to run for second term

(AFP) - Venezuela will hold a presidential election by the end of April, the ruling Constituent Assembly said Tuesday, pulling forward a vote in which President Nicolas Maduro hopes...

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN

(AFP) - The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate...

Gambia arrests top Jammeh generals after they return from exile

(Reuters) - Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh's generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said in a statement on...

Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

(AP) — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's...

Pope apologizes to abuse victims, but defends Chilean bishop

(AP) — Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show "proof" to be believed, saying he realized it was a "slap in the face" to victims...

Weah sworn in as Liberian president, vows to end corruption

(Reuters) - George Weah, the former international soccer star who won the presidency of Liberia last month, promised a crackdown on endemic corruption as he was sworn in on...

Taiwan president says does not exclude possibility of China attack

(Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said that she does not exclude the possibility of China attacking the self-ruled island, amid heightened tensions between the two sides including an...