The Times would like to better understand how missionaries are reacting to the death of an American missionary, John Allen Chau.
People around the world are commemorating the U.N.-designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The party boat carrying more than 90 people capsized near Kampala overnight, and the death toll is expected to rise, officials said.
About 50 gunmen seized the girls in a village about six miles from the town center, a local mayor said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Sierra Leone canceled a $300 million airport loan. Then its president changed his tone. Across the continent, Beijing’s money often proves irresistible.
Evolution did not draw a straight line from early hominins to modern humans. At one point, we shared the planet with a number of near-relatives.
Mountain gorillas are faring better. So what’s wrong with a little optimism?
Alfred Yekatom, a commander in a Central African Republic militia, is wanted on suspicion of war crimes, including murder, deportation and torture of Muslims.
In “The Desert and the Sea,” Michael Scott Moore recounts his ordeal being held captive by Somali pirates for more than two years.
Twelve Congolese soldiers were also killed in a joint military operation against rebels in Congo’s northeast, which is facing a deadly Ebola outbreak, according to the Security Council.
Her research with her husband, Robert Seyfarth, found that baboons and vervet monkeys had more complex social relationships than previously thought.
The Security Council’s unanimous decision came after a thaw in relations between Eritrea and its neighbor Ethiopia.
Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo sought fame on social media by flaunting what nature — and men — gave them. Then they got locked up abroad.
The Islamic extremist group the Shabab claimed responsibility.
A journalist who was held captive for years exchanged messages with a man who has been charged with his hostage taking.
One of the buses tried to pass two large trucks on a stretch of the road where overtaking is prohibited, an official said.
While the circumstances of the mass kidnapping remain unclear, more than 70 teenagers were returned to their school by masked men.
The results of the yearlong investigation, which were not made public, were sent to an admiral who will decide whether charges will be brought.
The newly identified extinct primate weighed slightly less than an average house cat.
The American Cancer Society’s fund-raising alliances with Herbalife and others have stirred concerns, and influenced the departure of its chief medical officer.