38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Swaziland rights group says 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival. The Swaziland Solidarity Network said in a statement on Saturday that about 20 others were injured when the truck they were...

The Latest: Egypt says verdict expected in Al-Jazeera case

AP Photo/Amr Nabil CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt’s retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists: — 9:20 a.m. Egypt’s state news agency is reporting that a verdict is expected soon in the case of three Al-Jazeera English...

Thousands gather for rally urging Malaysian leader to quit

AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns are gathering in Kuala Lumpur for a big rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak. The crowds are undeterred by police...

Mexico adoption-for-cash scheme took babies from mothers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday. Raul Ramirez, the head of the...

Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe

AP Photo/Binta PARIS (AP) — Europe’s rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world’s fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID. The man who plotted to attack a high...

Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside

AP Photo/Bilal Hussein BEIRUT (AP) — To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism. But for many Lebanese, it’s a rotting state eaten away by a political...

As markets drop, question is: will the Chinese still shop?

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth BICESTER, England (AP) — The designer outlet mall of Bicester Village is set in the English countryside near Oxford, but it might as well be in China. Quiet Mandarin chatter fills the air. Most of the shoppers are Chinese – and so are half...

Europe’s migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

VIENNA (AP) — Rescue workers counted dozens of victims Friday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty. Austrian police said 71 people likely suffocated in an airless truck and authorities estimated 200 people...

The Latest: UN: 200 migrants missing, feared dead off Libya

VIENNA (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe….

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia’s life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son….