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Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.
September 10, 2015

EU to hold talks on 'exceptional' migrant crisis

The interior ministers of Britain, France and Germany have called for urgent action to address the challenges of thousands of migrants flowing into Europe, which has divided European nations as they debate how to respond.
August 31, 2015

Migrant boat carrying hundreds capsizes off Libya coast

Aid agencies and the Irish Navy are reporting that a fishing vessel carrying about 600 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean and a distress call was issued, about 24 kilometers north of Libya.
August 6, 2015

Zimbabwe seeks extradition of US man accused of killing lion

Zimbabwe's wildlife minister said his country is seeking extradition of a U.S. citizen who is accused of killing a well-known lion who lived on a wildlife reserve.
July 31, 2015

Ebola vaccine is 'potential game-changer'

A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection and could transform the way Ebola is tackled, preliminary results suggest.
BBC: July 31, 2015

Obama to promote entrepreneurship in Kenya

President Barack Obama will arrive Friday in Nairobi, Kenya, where he will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit as he highlights growth in American economic links with sub-Saharan Africa.
July 24, 2015

27 dead in terrorist attacks on Tunisian hotels

Tunisian officials say at least 27 people, including some foreigners, have been killed in a terrorist attack near a hotel along the Mediterranean coast.
June 26, 2015

Tanzania elephants suffer 'catastrophic' decline

Tanzania has emerged as an epicenter in the African elephant poaching crisis, after a government census found it had lost 60 percent of its elephants in just five years.
June 3, 2015

Europe follows US lead in tackling ‘conflict minerals’

Metals mined from conflict zones in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.) are often sold by warlords to buy weapons. This week European lawmakers voted to force manufacturers to prove that their supply chains are not inadvertently fueling conflicts and human rights abuses.
May 22, 2015

European boots on Libyan ground

That's just one of the questions facing EU foreign and defense ministers as they consider migration crisis options.
Politico: May 17, 2015