Africa

Syria: Clashes erupt in Palestinian refugee camp

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian troops and rebels are clashing in a Palestinian refugee camp in the capital, Damascus. They also say fighter jets have resumed attacks on the northern province of Idlib and suburbs of the capital. Tuesday’s airstrikes come a day after activists reported the most widespread bombing in a single day […]

Europe

Number of unemployed Germans drops only slightly in October, leaving rate at 6.5 percent

The Federal Labor Agency says the number of Germans unemployed dropped only slightly in October over the previous month, leaving the overall jobless rate unchanged at 6.5 percent. Labor agency head Frank Weise said Tuesday the numbers show that even though economic growth has slowed amid the European financial crisis the job market overall remains […]

Africa

UK jails Nigerian ‘witchcraft’ sex trafficker for 20 years

LONDON, (AFP) – A Nigerian sex trafficker who used witchcraft rituals to silence the teenage girls he smuggled into Britain for prostitution was jailed for 20 years on Monday. Osezua Osolase, 42, tricked three impoverished Nigerian orphans into travelling to Britain before attempting to sell them to gangs in Europe for prostitution. The recycling plant […]