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Randall Robinson, founder of influential Africa lobby, dies at 81
The founding executive director of TransAfrica was for years the foremost U.S. activist representing Africans and the African diaspora.
Migrants start fire at Mexico detention center, killing 40
Migrants fearing deportation set mattresses ablaze at an immigration detention center in northern Mexico, starting a fire that killed at least 40 people
Pirates board oil tanker with 16 crew in Gulf of Guinea
Pirates have boarded a Liberian-flagged tanker oil tanker with 16 crew members in the Gulf of Guinea
What we know about the Covenant school shooting in Nashville
Here’s some of what we know and don’t know about the deadly shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville
EU defends its Libya migrant work as UN points the finger
The European Union is defending its record helping migrants in Libya after U.N.-backed investigators accused the bloc of abetting human rights abuses and other crimes there
Pakistan says it will skip US democracy summit amid turmoil
Pakistan says it will not participate in this week’s U.S.-led Summit for Democracy, a move seen in part as an effort by the impoverished Islamic nation to assuage longtime ally China, which was not invited
Boat carrying 32 capsizes in eastern Caribbean; 16 missing
Authorities say one person has died and 16 are missing after a boat capsized near the eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts
Report: Renewable energy growth falls short of climate goal
The International Renewable Energy Agency says deployment of new wind and solar power plants needs to be drastically ramped up by the end of the decade to meet the world’s climate goals
Brazil has a new biggest favela, and not in Rio de Janeiro
For the first time since poverty, lack of opportunity and economic inequality caused favelas to mushroom across many of the nation’s cities, Brazil’s biggest favela isn’t in Rio de Janeiro
North Korean hackers play the ‘long con’ by targeting experts
North Korea's cyberattack capabilities are becoming more sophisticated in the service of Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions, according to a new report.
Ethiopia’s PM announces outreach to rebel group in Oromia
Ethiopia’s prime minister says his administration is attempting talks with an outlawed rebel group operating mainly in the restive Oromia region
Greek police arrest 2 suspected of planning terror attacks
Police in Greece say they have arrested two terrorism suspects who had been planning attacks in the country aimed at causing mass casualties
Russia sentences dad to two years after daughter’s antiwar art, but he flees
With his 13-year-old daughter already confined to am orphanage, Alexei Moskalyov, made a dramatic escape rather than face two years in prison for posting antiwar views online.
In Photos: Fire at migrant center in Mexico near U.S. border kills dozens
A fire broke out at a migrant detention facility close to the U.S.-Mexico border, killing at least 39 people and injuring 29, the Mexican government said Tuesday, calling the deaths a “tragedy.”
After protest pause, Israelis regroup for next round in judiciary battle
Despite the pause declared by Benjamin Netanyahu, both sides expect the battle over the future of Israel's judiciary to reignite soon.