KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's police commissioner says there has been a "troubling" increase in killings, with 602 homicides so far this year.
Carl Williams told reporters Monday there have been significant declines in every other major crime category in 2015. But he says killings are on the rise. Police statistics say half of the slayings are rooted in gang conflicts and 80 percent are done with guns.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says a 15-year effort to implement eight goals adopted by world leaders at the start of the new millennium has helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, enabled more girls to go to school than ever before, and brought unprecedented results in fighting diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
In the final report on the Millennium Development Goals released Monday, the U.N. chief said the global mobilization to...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say two Central American migrants have died and a dozen more were injured when a truck carrying 41 people overturned in southern Mexico.
The National Institute for Migration says the accident occurred near San Francisco Ixhuatan in Oaxaca state Sunday night. Four of the injured were listed in critical condition, while the others were treated and released.
The migrants from Guatemala and Honduras were packed into...
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian special forces spokesman says an Islamic extremist who was released last year in exchange for the freedom of a French hostage in Mali has been killed.
Modibo Nama Traore said Monday that French special forces killed Mohamed Ali Ag Wadossene in an early Sunday morning operation in the Tigharghar mountains in north Mali's Kidal region. A dozen others were arrested, he said.
An official with the French special forces, who...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — More than 200 forest fires are burning across western Canada, causing a heavy gray haze to settle over the Pacific coast and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.
Authorities issued air quality advisories across British Columbia on Monday as an unrelenting heat wave that began in early June sent temperatures soaring to record highs. More than 20 fires were sparked on Sunday alone, according to officials.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Regional leaders are urging Burundi's government to delay presidential elections by two weeks as the central African country grapples with violence sparked by the president's bid for a third term.
Presidential elections are scheduled for July 15, and the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza has previously indicated it is opposed to postponing the polls.
Regional leaders under the East African Community bloc, of...