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ANC Set to Remain South Africa's Ruling Party 2019-05-11 07:40:59VOA's Anita Powell contributed to this story from Johannesburg. South Africa's legendary ruling African National Congress (ANC) remains at the co

French Military Frees Foreign Hostages from Burkina Faso 2019-05-11 01:15:18French special forces have rescued four foreign hostages from Burkina Faso but lost two of their elite soldiers in the mission. France’s milit

Ebola Outbreak Could Spiral Beyond DRC, WHO Warns 2019-05-10 23:33:27Contributors include Erikas Mwisi reporting from Butembo, North Kivu; Margaret Basheer from the United Nations; and Eddy Isango, James Butty and Carol

Ugandan Media Bow to Government, Reassign Journalists for 2019-05-10 15:53:23More than a dozen Ugandan media outlets said on Tuesday that they will reassign senior journalists in response to government complaints over

UN Security Council Pushes for Libya Cease-Fire 2019-05-10 15:34:23As the fight for the Libyan capital enters its sixth week, the U.N. Security Council Friday urged the parties to stop shooting and rejoin U.N.-led pol

Libya Rescues More Than 200 Europe-Bound Migrants Off 2019-05-10 14:33:20Libya's navy says it has rescued 213 Europe-bound African and Arab migrants off the Mediterranean coast.    The navy released a statement

Protests Greet Cameroon's PM in Restive English-Speaking Regions 2019-05-10 14:10:41Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute visited the crisis-prone English-speaking region Friday, prompting protests from 200 women who demanded a

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Ebola Could Spread Elsewhere if Attacks Don't Stop, 2019-05-10 11:44:21The World Health Organization warned Friday that it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent att

Militia Releases Nearly 900 Children in Nigeria 2019-05-10 11:29:53A local militia group that supports the Nigerian government in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents has released nearly 900 children, the United Na

Nigeria Losing $1B Annually to Medical Tourism, Authorities 2019-05-10 11:11:19Nigerian authorities say the country is losing more than $1 billion annually to medical tourism as tens of thousands of Nigerians travel abroad in sea

Up to 70 Migrants Drown After Boat Sinks 2019-05-10 11:11:07As many as 70 migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya drowned Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, and at least 16 others on t

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Tourist bus overturns in Tuscany, killing 1 2019-05-22 06:22:40Italian news agency ANSA says at least one person has died when a tourist bus carrying Russian holidaymakers overturned in a highway accident in the r

Germany charges woman over IS ties, suicide belt 2019-05-22 06:11:44Prosecutors say they have filed charges against a German woman accused of belonging to the Islamic State group and attempting to sell a suicide belt o

Netanyahu's pre-indictment hearing postponed till October 2019-05-22 06:06:12Israel's attorney general says he has postponed a scheduled pre-indictment hearing for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by three months.

Poland's Kaczynski says Le Pen's party 'linked to 2019-05-22 06:04:05The powerful leader of Poland's nationalist ruling party says that political groups in some European Union states, including Marine Le Pen's party i

Thai police summon activists to hear sedition charges 2019-05-22 05:23:28Thirteen Thai political activists have appeared at a Bangkok police station to answer a summons on sedition charges that critics say are part of a pla

BeIN media group CEO charged in corruption probe 2019-05-22 05:18:38The chief executive officer of media group beIN was handed preliminary charges of corruption as part of an investigation into the bidding process for

Bulgaria, Greece start work on gas pipeline from 2019-05-22 05:12:59Bulgaria and Greece are launching the construction of a pipeline to transport Azeri gas to Bulgaria to ease its almost total dependence on Russian gas

Earthquake shakes northern Netherlands, no injuries reported 2019-05-22 05:01:45A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has shaken the northern Dutch province of Groningen, the latest in a series of tremors blamed on decades of gas extraction

Seeking energy independence, Palestinians open solar plant 2019-05-22 04:59:17Palestinian officials say they have inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to reduce their dependence on Israeli power sources.

Pope urges China's Catholics to unify after bishop 2019-05-22 04:45:38Pope Francis is urging China's divided Catholic community to come together in communion, as he seeks to heal decades of estrangement following a land

Lawmaker says Iran doesn't want direct or proxy 2019-05-22 04:29:42A prominent reformist lawmaker in Iran has reportedly said the Islamic Republic "under no circumstance" will enter a war with the U.S., either direc

India's Election Commission rejects ballot tampering claims 2019-05-22 03:35:11India's Election Commission rejected opposition fears of possible tampering of electronic voting machines ahead of the counting of votes Thursday tha

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Ukraine’s new president dissolves parliament during inaugural speech 2019-05-20 13:00:00Volodymyr Zelensky, a Ukrainian comedian who played an unlikely president in a hit television series, was sworn in as the country’s real preside

Huawei without Google: Does the Chinese telecom giant 2019-05-20 10:10:00Life without Google is normal in China. Some 1.4 billion Chinese people wake up each day to check WeChat instead of Gmail, navigate with Baidu instead

Germany’s long-awaited Berlin airport falls short of expectations 2019-05-20 07:00:00The arrangements called for champagne and finger food for a giant party with German leaders, dignitaries and 40,000 guests. Dozens of commercial airli

Turkey may enlist its No. 1 enemy to 2019-05-20 06:00:00The Turkish government’s enemy No. 1 has spent the last two decades in physical isolation on a prison island off the coast of Istanbul. But Abdu

Egypt tourist bus struck by roadside bomb near 2019-05-19 15:40:00A tourist bus struck a roadside bomb on Sunday near the Giza pyramids, wounding at least 17 people, including tourists, Egyptian officials said. The o

Rocket explodes near U.S. Embassy in Baghdad 2019-05-19 15:25:00A rocket crashed Sunday in the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi milit

Switzerland voters approve tighter gun laws 2019-05-19 15:20:00Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners de

Pregnant women, other vulnerable asylum seekers are returned 2019-05-19 07:00:00When Enma Hernandez crossed the Rio Grande here illegally about two weeks ago and approached Border Patrol agents seeking asylum, she told them she wa

Smog chokes Mexico City as fires fan pollution 2019-05-18 14:00:00A smoky haze that has blanketed this capital for the past week is fraying nerves, spurring health worries and generating criticism of elected official

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in a first for 2019-05-17 20:40:00Taiwanese leaders have long tried to stand out from their political rival China so the rest of the world would not confuse the two ethnically Chinese

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in Jerusalem: ‘I 2019-05-17 12:00:00Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spent five days in Israel this week, chairing a visiting bipartisan delegation of American mayors. The trip, co-sponso

India’s lower-caste Dalits, who helped elect Modi, now 2019-05-17 11:40:00In 2014, Mukesh Kumar, like much of India’s underclass, had pinned his hopes on Narendra Modi, who became prime minister after his party won ele

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Theresa May's Brexit gambit fails as her premiership 2019-05-22 06:23:46British Prime Minister Theresa May's final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and

Modi's party promises to boost India's economy; Congress 2019-05-22 05:57:23India's ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit p

South Africa swears in new parliament, excludes deputy 2019-05-22 05:34:00South Africa began swearing in its newly elected parliament on Wednesday, excluding President Cyril Ramaphosa's influential deputy David Mabuza, who

Kenyan writer Wainaina, challenger of African stereotypes, dies 2019-05-22 05:33:52Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his

Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend U.S.-led Palestine investment 2019-05-22 05:30:57Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and

Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: 2019-05-22 05:24:05Turkey's defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while h

Kremlin condemns alleged U.S. ultimatum to Turkey over 2019-05-22 05:24:05The Kremlin on Wednesday condemned as unacceptable an alleged U.S. ultimatum to Turkey designed to force it to cancel a deal to buy Russian S-400 surf

Factbox: How will Britain's Conservative Party choose PM 2019-05-22 04:55:21British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will agree a timetable for the election of her successor after a fourth and final vote on her Brexit d

Heartsick families of Japanese abducted by North Korea 2019-05-22 04:37:01Takuya Yokota chokes up as he talks about a photograph of his older sister Megumi, whom he has not seen since she was abducted from a beach by North K

Six die, protests swell as Indonesia plunges into 2019-05-22 03:58:18Demonstrations over the outcome of last month's presidential election gripped the heart of Indonesia's capital on Wednesday after an overnight face-

UK government will 'reflect' on reaction to Brexit 2019-05-22 03:57:18The British government will reflect on how people react to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, environment minister Michael Gove said on Wednes

Indonesia to limit social media features to prevent 2019-05-22 03:55:09Indonesia will partially block social media to prevent the spread of hoaxes after violence in the capital, Jakarta, following the announcement of offi

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