The European Union says it has extended restrictions on doing business with companies or officials in Ukraine's Crimea region and the city of Sevastopol for a year over Russia's annexation of the peninsula.
The U.N. spokesman says tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen's western coastline where the Saudi-led coalition backing Yemeni fighters are engaged in fierce battles with Iranian-backed Houthis rebels.
Italy's hard-line interior minister, who recently sparked a multinational showdown by refusing entry to a Mediterranean Sea rescue boat packed with 630 migrants, is now taking aim at Italy's minority Roma community.
Serial sperm donor Ari Nagel, an American who has fathered 33 children, with 10 more on the way, has recently been banned from donating his sperm in Israel, where he first fathered a child using artificial insemination.
A new survey of small arms estimates there are over one billion legal and illicit firearms in the world today including an overwhelming 857 million in civilian hands _ with American men and women the dominant owners.
British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named winner Monday for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea.
The Philippine justice secretary has revoked an immigration expulsion order for an Australian nun who irked the Philippine president by joining political rallies but she still faces possible deportation.