Widows of victims of Nigeria's Boko Haram say aid overdue
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school and rely on friends to feed them. Like other widows of civilians fighting the Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria, she spent long months waiting for any kind of government support....
Pope says he is pained by murder of innocents in Mosul
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The pope says the cruelty of the fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul &quot;makes us cry, leaves us without words.&quot;...
2 explosions hit Japanese city, killing 1; suicide suspected
TOKYO (AP) -- Two apparent explosions hit the Japanese city of Utsunomiya back-to-back Sunday, killing one person and injuring three others in what police are viewing as a possible suicide....
Two senior members of Britain's troubled UKIP party enter leadership race
LONDON (Reuters) - Two senior members of Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party said on Sunday they would run to become its next leader, days after the previous frontrunner quit the race and resigned from the troubled party.
Still here? EU reality dims British demand on full membership
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain will "continue to play a full role until we leave", Prime Minister Theresa May told fellow leaders at her first EU summit; but for many Britons in Brussels that is a forlorn hope.
Senior politician in South Africa's ANC urges party leaders to quit
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A senior member of South Africa's ruling ANC urged its top leaders including President Jacob Zuma to quit on Sunday, saying fraud charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan reflected an abuse of power to settle political scores within the party.
Algeria's ruling FLN party chief steps down
ALGIERS (Reuters) - The long-standing chief of Algeria's ruling FLN party Amar Saadani has resigned just weeks after making accusations that a retired spy chief and a former prime minister had been French agents.
Egyptians losing patience with Sisi as economy deteriorates
CAIRO (Reuters) - A cartoon which appeared on social media shows a drowning Egyptian, only his hand protruding from the depths, waving for help. The next strips show President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi diving in, taking the drowning man's watch and turning away.
Iraqi Kurds say they captured town near Mosul
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq.
Two police killed, 19 people wounded in bomb in east Turkey: sources
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Two police officers were killed and 19 people were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a passing police vehicle in the eastern Turkish province of Bingol on Sunday, security sources said.