Arguments that a large African labor pool brings growth through expanded light manufacturing, is belied by the fact that African labor markets aren't now absorbing a vast and growing supply of workers.
Dutch investigators say cockpit recordings show no emergency in the moments before Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 went down on July 17. Pro-Russian rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine are widely blamed for the incident.
An explosion tore through a restaurant in an underground shopping mall in Santiago, Chile Monday. At least 14 people were reported injured. This attack was the 29th bomb explosion in the capital city this year.
Human Rights Watch issued a report today documenting cases of rape and sexual exploitation by African Union soldiers in Somalia. The AU says it is investigating the charges and called the report inaccurate.
Haitian businesswoman Carolyn Desert was crowned Miss Haiti 2014 on Sunday. Desert, a freelance writer and the owner of a Mexican restaurant in the upscale Petionville district of Port-au-Prince, was a favorite from the beginning.
In Berlin, plans are under way to build a new house of worship that will host three religions: 'We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians, and Muslims, but instead reconciles them,' says a Christian bishop.
British politicians are alarmed after a poll for the first time showed a slight majority of Scots planning to vote for independence on Sept. 18. In villages south of the border in England, there's no sign of panic.
The US airstrike that killed Ahmed Abdi Godane last week took out the mastermind of last year's Westgate Mall attack. The new leader of the Somali militant group is largely unknown and may struggle to hold it together.