Rami Musa, Associated Press | Posted May 6th - 12:00pm
Mortar shells slammed Friday into a rally in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi where hundreds had gathered in support of a military offensive on the Islamic State-held central city of Sirte, killing three people and wounding 20, hospital officials said.
Michelle Faul, Associated Press | Posted May 6th - 11:41am
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has suspended payments to Nigeria's AIDS agency over evidence that $3.8 million was stolen by its workers and consultants, the Geneva-based agency said Friday.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted May 6th - 11:21am
The top U.N. envoy in Iraq strongly urged the country's leaders and civil society on Friday to work together to resolve the current political deadlock, warning that the ongoing crisis and chaos are only serving the interests of Islamic State extremists.
Philip Issa, Associated Press | Posted May 6th - 11:20am
Russian and Syrian officials denied Friday that their aircraft struck a camp for people displaced by fighting in an airstrike that killed 28 the previous evening. The denials came as activists said a coalition of rebels and militants, including Syria's al-Qaida branch, seized a strategic village from pro-government forces near the contested city of Aleppo.
Ian Deitch, Associated Press | Posted May 6th - 11:10am
Israel's prime minister offered on Friday to personally host a lecture on Jewish history for local U.N. staff following outrage over a resolution adopted by the U.N. cultural agency that put the Western Wall in Jerusalem — Judaism's holiest site — in quotation marks and described other Jewish sites as "so-called."
A massive convoy is under way, moving evacuees who were stranded at oil field camps north of the fire-ravaged Canadian community of Fort McMurray, Alberta. They're being driven through the community to safe areas south of the city. Police and military have been overseeing the procession of about 1,500 vehicles.
Tom Odula and Ben Curtis, Associated Press | Posted May 6th - 10:02am
As emergency workers retrieved four bodies from a building that collapsed a week ago, bringing the death toll to 41, hundreds of Nairobi residents were evicted Friday from nearby buildings that are being torn down to prevent other deadly disasters.
The U.N. health agency has expressed concerns over the death of 12 newborns in a southern impoverished Libyan province, warning of a "major breakdown" of the health system in the war-torn North African country.
Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Posted May 6th - 9:20am
Labour Party politician Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan, led London's mayoral race Friday, opening a lead over Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith that left him poised to be the city's first Muslim mayor.