Alleged Traffickers Charged as Migrant Deaths Mount
Two accused smugglers are under arrest after what may be Europe's worst migrant sea disaster. Many of the passengers were trying to flee from Africa, hoping for a better life in Europe. More than 800 people are feared drowned in the incident, and the disaster has forced Europe to confront the deadly business of human trafficking.
The US House of Representatives has voted to keep restrictions on US citizens traveling to Cuba, despite a recent thaw in relations. The Republican-controlled chamber rejected proposals to allow regular scheduled flights to the island. It also said a rule should remain requiring Americans to get a special license before going to Cuba.
For gays living in Uganda, just walking outside of their homes can be dangerous. And today, long-standing prejudice has been institutionalized into law with the country's "Anti-Homosexuality Act," which calls for harsh sentences for gay acts. Offenders convicted of "aggravated homosexuality" face life in prison. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Kampala.
Plans Underway To Retrieve Americans Sick With Ebola From Africa
Newark Liberty and John F. Kennedy airports are among 20 ports of entry locations in the U.S. with quarantine stations that have been staffed with health officials trained to look for symptoms of Ebola in passengers.
New Ebola Fears: Efforts to Contain Ebola Are Failing
Health officials in Nigeria confirmed three new cases of the virus Monday, bring the total of those infected to 10 in that country. Ebola is in four West African countries, where nearly 1,800 people are infected and nearly 1,000 have died.
Pentagon Can't Confrim Strike Against al-Shabab Hit Target
The Pentagon cannot confirm if Ahmed Abdi Godane, the appointed leader of Somali terrorist group al-Shabab, was hit in a U.S. air strike. The terrorist group is infamous for the attack last year on the Westgate Mall in Kenya.
Mario Balotelli Allegedly Donates 'Five-Figure Sum' to Manchester Dogs' Home
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is suspected to be behind an anonymous five-figure donation to the Manchester Dogs' home. The generous donation was donated on a JustGiving page set up by the Manchester Evening News in response to the recent tragic fire at the Dogs' home, and many are speculating Balotelli is the one who made the mystery donation.
Zambian President Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who rose to power in 2011, has died after an illness in London. Zambian Cabinet secretary Roland Msiska said in a statement, Sata died shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday at London's King Edward VII hospital, where he was being treated.
Zimbabwe's VP Hits Back at Criticism By State-Owned Media
Zimbabwe's vice president Joice Mujuru hit back at charges of plotting to challenge President Robert Mugabe and said calls for her to resign were unconstitutional, her first public response to weeks of attacks by state-owned media.
HIV May Become Less Virulent Over Time, Study Says
According to a new study from scientists in the UK, HIV is being "watered down" as it adapts to our immune systems, becoming less infectious. According to the BBC, the Oxford University team behind the report said HIV's ability to cause AIDS is diminishing over time, with some virologists suggesting that, as the virus evolves, it may become almost harmless.
US-Cuba Diplomatic Relations Give Greenlight to Hunt Assata Shakur
President Barack Obama's announcement on Wednesday that the United States would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of hostility drew the ire of two prominent Cuban-American members of New Jersey's Congressional delegation.
Pope Francis Appoints 20 New Cardinals in Move to Diversify
And shifting to the Vatican. Pope Francis has named a group of 20 new cardinals from around the world. Many are hailing this international selection of religious leaders as a significant move to diversify.
Man Who Saved Lives in Jewish Deli Attack Gets French Nationality
A Malian Muslim who hid shoppers from an Islamist gunman during an attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris will be given French nationality, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday. After the gunman had already killed people during a hostage taking in the store on Friday, 24-year old shop attendant Lassana Bathily hid several people in the store's freezer, turned off the light and told them to stay calm.