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Human rights group: 2,000 migrants dead at sea this year
A human rights group says nearly 2,000 migrants are known to have died so far this year crossing the Mediterranean, outpacing last year's death toll.
Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa
The international uproar over an American hunter's killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe comes amid an intensifying debate over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions in neighboring South Africa.
South Africa's Nobel laureate Tutu leaves hospital
A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has left a Cape Town hospital after being treated for an infection there since last month.
Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China
Swiss authorities say customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms (578 pounds) of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania.
Israel arrests man after West Bank arson that killed toddler
Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it is interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group after an arson attack last week that killed a Palestinian toddler in the West Bank.
Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library
The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.
Head of CDC in Sierra Leone as concerns grow from new Ebola case
The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in Sierra Leone for consultations on Ebola and the country's health system as new concerns grow about how many people may have been infected by a single case in the Tonkolili District.
Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris
French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris with a judge after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback
Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month.
Venezuela prevents opposition leader from running
Venezuelan election officials have rejected a high-profile opposition leader's attempt to register as a candidate for upcoming congressional elections.
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