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Child trafficking on the rise: UN

One in three victims of human trafficking worldwide is a child, many of them subject to sexual exploitation or forced labour, a UN report said Monday.

Ferguson grand jury rules on Michael Brown death

A St. Louis‑area grand jury was expected on Monday to resume deliberations over whether to bring charges against a white policeman who shot and...

Hagel resigns as defence secretary

U. S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, the first major change to President Barack Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in...

Iran nuclear talks extended until July

Still facing significant differences between the U. S. and Iran, negotiators gave up on last‑minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the deadline...

UN to miss December Ebola target due to rising Sierra Leone cases

The U. N. Ebola Emergency Response Mission will not fully meet its Dec. 1 target for containing the...

Turkey to host training for 2,000 Syrian rebels: official

Turkish and U. S. forces will train 2,000 moderate Syrian rebel fighters at a base in the central Turkish city of Kirsehir as part of the campaign against...

Denmark is world's most connected country

Denmark has overtaken South Korea as the world's top country for cellphone and Internet use, a study released Monday said.

Strikes target Libya's only working airport

An air raid claimed by a renegade anti‑Islamist general's forces targeted the Libyan capital's sole operational airport on Monday, a day...

Nigeria's top Islamic leader slams military on Boko Haram

Nigeria's top Islamic leader on Monday accused the military of fleeing when Boko Haram attacks and terrorising civilians, in the harshest ever...