June 12 (Reuters) - Japan claimed their first victory of the year on Tuesday, coming from behind to beat Paraguay 4-2 and boost sagging morale a week before their opening World Cup Group H match against Colombia.
ROME (Reuters) - Italy plans to transfer some migrants crammed aboard a charity boat onto other vessels on Tuesday and then sail them all to Spain, despite appeals from humanitarian groups to let the group land immediately.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Crews on South Africa's armoured vans staged a national protest on Tuesday to demand the right to bear arms and kill assailants following a spate of deadly robberies in a country with a reputation for violent crime.
ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ten Nigerian children have been rescued from human traffickers planning to fly them to Russia and exploit relaxed visa controls for the World Cup, anti-trafficking officials said on Tuesday.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese ex-vice president whose war crimes conviction was quashed on appeal last week, will seek his immediate release on Tuesday from the International Criminal Court.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Rioters in southern Mali ransacked local government buildings on Monday following a dispute between workers and management at Randgold's Loulo and Gounkoto gold mines, the government said.
ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar's president named a new cabinet and pledged free elections late on Monday, following a court order to form a consensus government in an effort to end a long-running political crisis.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Steady winter rains over the last week have substantially eased Cape Town's worst drought in a century, replenishing reservoirs for the western Cape region of South Africa to levels well above last year's, officials said on Monday.
MAPUTO (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Mozambique said Americans should consider leaving a northeastern district close to a major gas field as imminent attacks are likely after suspected Islamist militants beheaded 10 people and killed seven others since May.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Sibanye-Stillwater said on Tuesday mine rescue teams have located the deceased body of the fourth mineworker who died at its Kloof Ikamva shaft and has suspended operations for a day there.