Amanda Killough

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ICC opens CAR 'war crimes' preliminary investigation

<b>The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she has opened a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR).</b><p>Fatou Bensouda said she had received reports of "extreme brutality by various groups".<p>Tens of thousands of Muslims have …

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South Africa deploys CSI-style tactics to crack rhino poaching rings

South Africa is leading the way in using science to crack rhino poaching and wildlife trafficking rings by tracing DNA from the market back to the bush<p>When a suspected rhino poaching kingpin was stopped in a sting operation near Johannesburg, the empty bag police found in his car initially …

Photographer: Central African Republic "Falling Apart" in "Horrific Violence"

Marcus Bleasdale reports from the front lines of chaos.<p>Widespread violence has erupted again in the Central African Republic, where thousands of people have been killed and nearly a million—20 percent of the population—have been displaced over the past few months.<p>The conflict began in December 2012 …

Israel removes Palestinians' Jordan Valley protest camp

<b>The Israeli military has removed Palestinian activists protesting at a deserted village in the West Bank.</b><p>Dozens of demonstrators had spent a week camping at Ein Hijleh in the Jordan Valley.<p>The final status of the area is a key point of contention in US-brokered peace talks with Israel.<p>The raid took …

Is a proxy war being waged in Ukraine? | Russia

In Ukraine, pro-democracy campaigners are battling an authoritarian government - at least that is the way much of the media paints it.<p>But does that picture bear any resemblance to reality?<p>As Russia slams foreign politicians for interfering in Ukrainian affairs and protestors are accused of being …

Panama Canal expension halted over costs

A $1.6bn project to expand one of the world's busiest waterways is on hold. The Spanish-led company in charge of renovating the Panama Canal has stopped work in a dispute over costs.<p>On Friday the contractors made a new offer solve the dispute. But with the sides so far apart a deal will be …

North Korea Sends Kenneth Bae Back to Labor Camp

An American citizen who has been held in North Korea for 15 months has been returned to a labor camp, the State Department said Friday.<p>Kenneth Bae, who led tour groups in the secretive East Asian nation, was arrested in late 2012 and sentenced to 15 years hard labor for unspecified hostiles acts. …

Rio fare hike protests turn violent

Police and protesters violently clashed in Rio de Janeiro's main train station in a demonstration against a 10-cent hike in bus fare.<p>A cameraman for Band TV was hit in the head by either a stun grenade launched by police or a homemade explosive tossed by protesters; it was not immediately clear …

Scarlett Johansson row has boosted Israeli settlement boycott, say activists

The movement to boycott Israeli goods linked to settlements has been boosted by "Scarlett syndrome", say activists, after the high-profile controversy over the film star Scarlett Johansson's endorsement of SodaStream.<p>Pro-boycott campaigners believe they will benefit from the celebrity furore, even …

Deal reached to evacuate civilians trapped in Syrian city of Homs

DAMASCUS, Syria -- An agreement has been reached to evacuate civilians trapped in the battle-scarred remnants of the Old City of Homs, Syria's third-largest city, the state news agency reported Thursday.<p>The accord would also allow the delivery of "humanitarian assistance and supplies to the …

Italy's navy rescues more than 1,100 migrants

The Italian navy has rescued more than 1,100 migrants after nine large rafts were spotted navigating towards Sicily.<p>In a joint operation with the Italian Coast Guard, a navy helicopter spotted the first boat south of the island of Lampedusa, situated between the Tunisian coast and Italy, the AP …

North Korea Threatens to Back Out of Reunion Deal It Reached Yesterday

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Wednesday, North and South Korea agreed to allow families from each country, separated by the …

Immigration is saving the US from an aging crisis

Old people are taking over—and not just in well-known grey zones like Japan and South Korea. By 2050, one in every three or so Spaniards, Italians and Germans will be 65 and older (pdf, p.6), according to Pew Research Center.<p>But relax, Americans. Though by 2050, 20% of you will be age 65 and …

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Fighter suspected of Tunisia murders killed

Tunisian police have killed seven fighters, including a senior commander wanted for the assassination of two opposition leaders, in a daylong standoff in Tunis, the interior ministry has said.<p>The raid was one of the deadliest since Tunisian forces cracked down on Ansar al-Sharia, whose leader …

Schumer, Ryan talk immigration

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer has held private talks on immigration with Republican Reps. Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy. President Barack Obama’s emissaries have spoken with House GOP leadership about an overhaul. Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have also chatted on the House floor …

Thailand opposition mounts legal bid to annul election

Democrat party petition also urges dissolution of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's ruling party amid poll chaos<p>Thailand's main opposition party has petitioned a court to annul last weekend's disrupted national election, launching a legal challenge that could prolong the deeply divided country's …

Raid kills militant suspected of Tunisian assassinations

<b>A suspect in the killings of two prominent Tunisian opposition figures has died in a clash with security forces, the interior ministry says.</b><p>Kamel Gadhgadhi was among seven militants killed in the raid on a house in Tunis.<p>One policeman also died in the operation, which began on Monday …

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Iran Snowstorm: Heaviest Snow In 50 Years Blanket Country's North (PHOTOS)

The heaviest snowstorm in five decades has blanketed provinces in northern Iran, cutting power supplies and trapping villagers, Iranian media reported Monday.<p>The storm is "unprecedented for the past 50 years, with two metres (almost seven feet) of snow falling since Friday," a Mazandaran provincial …