A Russian Antonov transport plane AN124 carries parts of Lufthansa plane "Landshut" as it stands at the airport in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.<br>Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa /AP

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home.

Dreams of European life spur perilous journey from Ivory Coast

Kadi Bah saw people starving in the Sahara desert and drowning in the Mediterranean during her failed six-month odyssey to reach Europe. But as soon as the United Nations plane bringing her back home from Libya to Ivory Coast touched down, she was hatching plans to try again.

UN Peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegations

In a yearlong investigation, the AP found that despite promises of reform for more than a decade, the U.N. failed to meet many of its pledges to stop the abuse or help victims, some of whom have been lost to a sprawling bureaucracy.


Proposal for looser US airstrike rules could allow expanded Africa counterterror fight

The Trump administration reportedly wants to loosen the criteria for carrying out airstrikes, a move that could open the door to conducting new drone attacks in parts of Africa and other nations.

Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, leaves 5 dead, 90 missing

At least five migrants died and more than 90 were missing after their boat capsized off Libya's western coast, a major embarkation point for the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe, the Libyan coast guard said Thursday.

US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions

Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press.

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