PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An exhausted Justin Desamour stepped off a plane Tuesday with cuts up and down his slender arm, relieved to be back in his homeland but haunted by his fresh memories of a disastrous journey.
The 17-year-old from northern Haiti was among 111 migrants who survived when their overloaded sailboat capsized in the southern Bahamas last week. Survivors clung to the hull and the mast for hours, fighting to stay alive. Authorities say about 30 people...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday dodged a series of questions posed by a U.N. committee about clerical sexual abuse by noting that the Holy See doesn't control the actions of every Catholic in the world, much less regulate every Catholic priest, parish or school.
Rather, the Vatican asserted that local bishops are ultimately responsible for keeping children safe from pedophile priests, and that schools and workhouses where abuse occurred in Ireland and...
SAO PAULO (AP) — An indigenous leader who fought for the demarcation of his tribe's ancestral lands has been stabbed to death, apparently by his father-in-law, police said Tuesday.
Ambrosio Vilhalva, a leader of Brazil's Guarani-Kaiowa tribe, was attacked Sunday night as he approached his house in central-western Brazil, said Benjamin Law, police inspector in the town of Caarapo, in Mato Grosso do Sul state.
LONDON (AP) — An out-of-this-world sex scene invoking stars, supernovas and statisticians has won U.S.-based writer Manil Suri the uncoveted Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
Suri, a novelist and mathematician, won the annual British prize for a passage in his novel "The City of Devi," in which the characters "streak like superheroes past suns and solar systems, we dive through shoals of quarks and atomic nuclei."
ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Cranes are lifting trailers into place and tents are being packed away as international aid workers rush to winterize a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan — trying to avoid a repeat of last year when three days of torrential rain turned the massive site into a muddy swamp.
Warm clothing, blankets and electric heaters are being prepared for distribution to the desert camp's 120,000 residents, mostly women and children.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 250,000 people in besieged communities in Syria remain beyond the reach of aid, the U.N, humanitarian chief said Tuesday in a closed-door Security Council briefing that one member called "chilling."
Deep divisions in the council have kept it from taking more action on the 2 ½-year-old civil war that activists say has killed more than 120,000 people. Valerie Amos' task has been to tell the world body about the worsening conditions for...
LONDON (AP) — Irish police colluded in the 1989 murder of two senior Northern Ireland police officers by the Irish Republican Army, a judge-led inquiry found Tuesday.
The inquiry looked into the circumstances around the death of Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan, who were ambushed and shot by militants in March 1989 in south Armagh. The two officers, who weren't armed, were attacked when they were crossing the border into Northern Ireland shortly after a meeting in an Irish...
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a decision about whether to keep foreign military troops in Afghanistan after 2014 is "serious business" and urged the government in Kabul to agree to it quickly.
In comments to reporters Tuesday, Kerry did not threaten to fully withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan if President Hamid Karzai continues to delay a decision.
The White House has urged Karzai to agree by the end of the year to a...