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Heavy fighting erupted near the airport in Central African Republic's capital Bangui on Wednesday as Christian militia blocked an attempt to evacuate Muslims, witnesses said, disrupting a visit by a top United Nations aid official. The former French
Pope Francis has penned a new missive on the injustices of poverty amid indications that he and his cardinal advisers are eyeing a major overhaul of the Vatican's financial house. Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, a key adviser in Francis'
Greenpeace environmental activists have dumped a truckload of coal at the doorstep of France's presidential palace just hours before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The activist group's French wing said on its website that the pre-dawn
This year's winner is Allan Zhu, shown here with seventh-grade Social Studies teacher Chris Carman. Allan will find out in March if he will move on to the state-level Geography Bee.
ments Thrown by unseen enemies, Ethiopian Air hijacker waltzes into Swiss jail The pilot who stole his own jet and sought political asylum in Geneva was from a solid middle-class family. School friends remember a calm presence; a sister suggests
Guinea (AP) Angry residents of Guinea's capital who have been without electricity for a week took to the streets to demand an end to the power cuts. At least two people were killed in the clashes, when security forces intervened to break up the
The challenges faced in the Sahel do not respect borders and, therefore, neither can the solutions," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has correctly observed. Narcotics and weapons seep across Sahelian borders effortlessly, as do some of the baleful
In an effort to conserve water, the city is paying residents to pull water intensive grass landscaping from their yards and replace it with drought tolerant plants. The city says it will pay you 50 cents per square foot of grass you remove from your
We've seen movies about the Third Reich's treatment of Jews, gypsies, church officials, homosexuals, Resistance fighters and people who aided fugitives...That's why The Third Half is a highlight of the 10th Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, which runs
An 11 year old Muslim girl has been found hiding alone in a village west of Bangui surrounded by bodies and without any food or water following a massacre four days ago. The traumatised girl had been in hiding since the brutal killing of her parents