Michelle Faul, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 3:40pm
The United Nations has negotiated the release this year of 876 children detained at a Nigerian army barracks holding suspected collaborators of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, the U.N. Children's Fund announced Friday.
Frank Bajak, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 2:51pm
President Juan Manuel Santos told Colombians on Friday that "everything is on the table" in efforts to revive a peace pact that voters narrowly defeated Oct. 2 and said a revised accord could be reached "in a matter of days."
The Islamic State group is using tens of thousands of people as "human shields" in and around Mosul while the Iraqi forces are waging a large-scale offensive aimed at retaking the country's second-largest city, the U.N. human rights office said Friday.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 12:24pm
The Philippine defense chief said Friday that authorities are trying to verify a report that Chinese coast guard ships have left a disputed shoal, allowing Filipino fishermen to sail back to the rich fishing area that China seized in 2012.
Susannah George and Geir Moulson, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 11:21am
For three months, as Islamic State militants ranged across farms and villages south of Mosul, they took Sayid Naheer, his wife and eight children with them. The family was among tens of thousands of people that the U.N. says have been rounded up to be used as human shields.