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A sea-tossed storm of human misery is hitting the shores of Italy in waves

We are at the beginning of a massive and mounting crisis with no solution in sight. Perhaps that’s incorrect. The migrant crisis that has suddenly

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Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian ‘faces Iran spy trial’

A Washington Post journalist who was detained nine months ago in Iran is facing four charges including espionage, according to his lawyer. The paper’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, is accused

Syria war: ‘Chlorine’ attack video moves UN to tears

Syria war: ‘Chlorine’ attack video moves UN to tears – BBC News <link href="http://static.bbci.co.uk/news/1.65.0272/icons/generated/icons.fallback.css" rel="stylesheet"> Members of the UN Security Council were moved to tears after they were shown a

Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya

About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized off Libya, survivors have told Save the Children. The Italian coast guard had rescued 144 people on Monday and launched

India orders investigation into red sandalwood killings

India’s National Human Rights Commission has ordered an investigation into the killing of 20 alleged red sandalwood smugglers last week after hearing the testimony of two witnesses. The two men

China frees five detained women’s rights activists

Chinese police have freed five women’s rights activists who were held for more than a month, in a case that sparked an international outcry. The group, who were detained shortly

Hillary Clinton sets off for tour of key states

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has set out for a tour of key states, at the start of her campaign to become the first woman US president. She

Neanderthal who fell into a well gives scientists oldest DNA sample

About 150,000 years ago — give or take 20,000 — a guy fell into a well. Last month he made science history. The Altamura Man became the oldest Neanderthal to

Yemen crisis: More than 500 rebels killed in airstrikes, Saudi Arabia says

More than 500 Houthi rebels have been killed since the start of Saudi-led military operations against Yemeni Shia fighters, a Saudi Defense Ministry official said Saturday, according to the state-run

978 migrants rescued in one day in Mediterranean Sea

Desperate migrants from Africa and the Middle East keep heading to Europe, with 978 rescued Friday in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian Coast Guard said Saturday via Twitter. The migrants