US and Central American campaigns are deploying ominous cartoon characters and catchy tunes – not to mention some grandmotherly advice – to deter children from migrating north.
A UN-brokered temporary cease-fire today in Gaza allowed Palestinians to get supplies and money. Meanwhile, Israeli and Palestinian officials were in Egypt to discuss a longer-term agreement.
An estimated 20 Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes overnight. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned the situation could 'quickly get out of control.'
The revelation could cast a cloud over US-Indian trade and defense diplomacy. Last December the two countries had a bilateral spat over the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.
Luis Suárez's bite attack on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini yesterday could see him kicked out of the World Cup. But in his home country there's denial and finger-pointing - at the English of all people.
Secretary of State John Kerry visited the semi-autonomous region today and urged the Kurds not to give up on Baghdad. But the Kurdish president told Kerry that 'We are facing a new reality and a new Iraq.'
The loss of the refinery, which is the country's largest and supplies the domestic market, would be a significant blow to the Maliki government.
The host team, Brazil, faces off against Croatia in the first match of the World Cup today.
Arrests and detentions are up, and security officials have at times barred tourists from the square. June 4 is also 'Internet maintenance day,' with many sites being taken down for 'fixes.'
The former education minister was detained today after emerging from hiding to urge a return to civilian rule. The military has summoned over 200 journalists, academics, and businessmen.
Tuesday's car bombings devastated a market in Jos, Nigeria, where Christians and Muslims have clashed in the past. Boko Haram recently abducted hundreds of schoolgirls.
The minister's visit indicates Germany and the West's increasing concern over Ukraine after controversial referendums on independence held Sunday in the country's east.
Boko Haram threatens to sell hundreds of girls it kidnapped last month. The World Economic Forum on Africa opens in Abuja Wednesday, drawing even more global attention to the crisis.