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Rescuers, survivors recount wreck of migrant ship in Greece

April 23, 2015

RHODES, Greece (AP) — Locals know to avoid the razor-sharp rocks and strong currents near Zefyros Beach on the Greek island of Rhodes. more »»

Impoverished Africans sail to Europe despite the deadly toll

April 23, 2015

NIAKHAR, Senegal (AP) — Some sea voyages took Senegalese fisherman Samba Ngom away for up to three weeks at a time, but eventually he began dreaming of going further, to a place where he could... more »»

Calbuco volcano erupts anew; ash causing concern

April 23, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Twin blasts from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile have sent vast clouds of ash into the sky, increasing concerns that it could contaminate water, cause respiratory... more »»

For asylum seekers, a novel (and odd) solution: Cambodia

April 23, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Still haunted by the Vietnam War next door and the 1970s genocide that followed, Cambodia is not exactly the place that the world's refugees dream of reaching. more »»

Yemeni rebels defy Saudi-led strikes to press offensive

April 23, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels pressed their offensive in the country's south on Thursday as a Saudi-led coalition bombarded them from the air in at least six cities, less than two day... more »»

Europe buries migrants as lawyer defends suspected captain

April 23, 2015

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Europe buried the dead of the Mediterranean's worst-ever migrant disaster Thursday as prosecutors revealed details of their fateful journey and the suspected smuggler... more »»

EU leaders commit ships, aid for action on Med migrants

April 23, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday started committing new resources to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hundreds of migrants drowned in the... more »»

South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants

April 23, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several thousand people marched through South Africa's largest city on Thursday in a demonstration against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people. more »»

Anthropologist criticized for showing images of MH17 victims

April 23, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An anthropologist and pathologist who is part of the international team working to identify people killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down over... more »»

Armenians still haunted by Turkish massacres 1 century later

April 23, 2015

VAGHARSHAPAT, Armenia (AP) — Life had barely begun for Khosrov Frangyan when he knew the fear of being an Armenian in the Ottoman Empire.

A century later, the memories still torment him. more »»

Yemen's defiant Shiite rebels press their offensive in south

April 23, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's defiant Shiite rebels pressed their offensive in the country's south, apparently ignoring an overture from Saudi Arabia earlier this week, while the kingdom's warplane... more »»

In Libya's anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

April 23, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. more »»

Lawyer for suspect smuggler says client was paying passenger

April 23, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The lawyer for the suspected captain of the smugglers' ship that capsized in the Mediterranean's worst migrant disaster says his client was a regular paying passenger like... more »»

Memories haunt both sides of Gallipoli tragedy, 100 years on

April 23, 2015

GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) — Whenever he leaves the house, Kenan Ersoz hides the bayonet his father used to defend the crumbling Ottoman Empire against the British-led invasion of Gallipoli a century... more »»

France seeks possible accomplice to planned church attack

April 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister says investigators are searching for possible accomplices in the planned attack on a church uncovered when the suspect apparently shot himself by accident. more »»

EU leaders discuss more and faster action on Med migrants

April 23, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are discussing plans to double financial sources to save lives in the Mediterranean where hundreds of migrants have drowned in recent days, and to capture... more »»

Malta honors dead of Med's worst migrant disaster

April 23, 2015

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — European officials honored the dead of the Mediterranean's worst-ever migrant disaster Thursday as more would-be refugees arrived in Italy and prosecutors questioned the... more »»

Rebels launch new offensive in northwestern Syria

April 23, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Several hard-line Syrian rebel groups pushed a new offensive against government forces in northwestern Syria on Thursday, less than a month after seizing control of the provincial... more »»

Former SS guard: 'couldn't imagine' Jews surviving Auschwitz

April 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A former Auschwitz guard being tried on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder has testified that it was clear to him Jews were not expected to leave the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland... more »»

EU leaders face calls to take swift action on Med migrants

April 23, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders gathering for an extraordinary summit are facing calls from all sides to take emergency action to save lives in the Mediterranean, where hundreds of migrant... more »»

 
 
 

 

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