Tetanus in babies has been eliminated from the Americas, experts said. Malaria treatment will be expanded in Africa; powerful HIV drugs will be available there, too.
About 1,500 people, including politicians, family and friends, traveled from throughout Uganda to attend the celebration of five couples.
The elephants were electrocuted when they knocked into the line and the power came into contact with water from a broken pipe, officials said.
An analysis of DNA recovered from fossils thousands of years old hints at enormous migrations that shaped the continent.
It said the electoral commission had failed to instill confidence in the results, but the justices stopped short of calling the vote rigged.
The American president vowed to “destroy” North Korea and condemned Iran, whose president will address the General Assembly.
The 193-member United Nations is gathering for the 72nd session of the General Assembly. Here are the highlights.
The web is not as open as it once was, with nation-states exerting their power over the internet. Facebook and other tech companies are dealing with the consequences.
Some charge that Rome’s solution to the crisis may be strengthening Libya’s most rapacious warlords, while condemning thousands to misery.
At least 34 Burundians who had fled political violence at home were killed in a clash with soldiers, according to a civil society group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A conservancy captured video footage of the mother and child after a villager tipped off rangers.
The man who headed the C.D.C. under Obama will tackle new global health challenges, with $225 million from Gates, Bloomberg and other philanthropies
For many African migrants trying to reach Europe, the way station of Libya can carry special peril if their skin is darker, a new report says.
It belonged to a royal goldsmith who had lived in the desert province of Luxor, the authorities said.
The number of African wild dogs in a pack who sneeze determines whether or not the pack goes on a hunt.
Sada Nahimana, 16, had to take to the road early to find worthy competition. After her visit to New York, she was struck by the shade provided by its buildings.
A panel of investigators set up by the agency’s Human Rights Council said it had delivered a list of suspects to the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights.
The blaze brought back memories of the deaths of 67 students in a Kenya dormitory fire in 2001.
Many are calling Chief Justice David Maraga a national hero after the Supreme Court said the presidential vote was tainted by “irregularities and illegalities.”
The Supreme Court nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying the result was tainted by irregularities and ordering a new vote.