UN concerned with increase in cholera cases

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP):Haiti is seeing a jump in the number of cholera cases as the Caribbean nation heads into the annual rainy season, a United Nations (UN) humanitarian agency said yesterday.The UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs...

Rebel group frees captives held 12 years

VILLAVICENCIO (AP):Colombia's main rebel group freed what it says were its last 10 military and police captives, a goodwill gesture that President Juan Manuel Santos praised but called insufficient to merit a peace dialogue.The men had spent between 12...

Alleged drug boss nabbed

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) :Guatemalan authorities have arrested a man they suspect of being a leading drug trafficker in the region.Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said yesterday that Horst Walter Overdick had been arrested, but did not have details.

Two men rescued as small plane crashes

ORANJESTAD (AP):The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard says it has rescued two men who were on-board a small plane that crashed into the Caribbean Sea near the island of Aruba.A coast guard spokeswoman says the Beechcraft had taken off from Fort Lauderdale,...

Hit list out for gay supporters

MONROVIA (AP)An anti-gay group in Liberia distributed flyers over the weekend with a hit list of people who support gay rights, and one member of the group threatened to "get to them one by one."The flyers mark the latest development in an increasingly...

Fire kills 17 migrant workers

MOSCOW (AP): A blaze yesterday at a Moscow market killed 17 migrant workers who were unable to escape from the metal shed where they were sleeping, the city fire department said.

Rhino poaching at crisis levels

NAIROBI (AP): Wildlife officials say rhino poaching in Africa has reached crisis levels with nearly 1,000 animals killed in the last five years.

Pit bulls put down

At least nine pit bulls rescued from a dogfighting ring in the Philippines were euthanised yesterday and dozens more are likely to ...

Sunni-Shi'ite tensions mount

PESHAWAR (AP)Police say 14 people have been killed in northern Pakistan in attacks linked to tensions between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims there.

Nine killed, 11 abducted in attacks against police

KABUL (AP): Militants have stepped up their attacks against Afghan police, killing nine and abducting 11 across the nation in the past two days, authorities said yesterday, charging that poison was involved in one incident.

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