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Nigeria says it found first case of omicron in November

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has detected its first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in travelers who arrived from South Africa in the past week, the country’s national public health institute...

2 explosions rock Uganda's capital, Kampala, killing 3

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Two explosions rocked Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Tuesday, killing at least three civilians in what police described as a coordinated attack by extremists opposed to the gover...

Family, activists seek answers in Black Missouri man's death

SPANISH LAKE, Mo. (AP) — A puzzling, broad-daylight shooting at a small-town trailer park is renewing concerns among activists about how justice is doled out when a Black person is killed in Missouri....

Official: A dozen drug gangs fighting for Mexico's Caribbean

PUERTO MORELOS, Mexico (AP) — The shooting of two suspected drug dealers at a resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast is part of a fight among about a dozen gangs to carve up the lucrative market of sellin...

2 dead in dramatic shootout near upscale Mexican resorts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A commando of drug gang gunmen on Thursday stormed ashore at a beach on Mexico's resort-studded Caribbean coast in front of luxury hotels and executed two drug dealers from a rival ...

Australian supermarkets form task force to tackle pallet shortage

Australia's supermarket industry has formed a task force to fix a shortage of delivery pallets that could impact availabilty of some goods, a sign that supply chain problems gripping the world hav...

Uganda's president says deadly blast likely a terrorist act

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An explosion at an eatery in Uganda's capital was an apparent terrorist act, President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday. Museveni said three people entered the ...

Uganda police say 1 killed, 7 injured in explosion at eatery

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — One person was killed and seven others injured Saturday in an explosion at a restaurant in a suburb of Uganda's capital, Kampala, police said. Police said in ...

California travel blogger among 2 killed in Mexico's Tulum

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A San Jose, California woman born in India was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug-gang shootout in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Tulum. ...

India: How disputes over digital vaccine certificates are limiting travel options

Last week, the UK announced new rules mandating that travelers from 17 countries do not have to self-isolate if they are fully vaccinated when they arrive in the UK. India was not included in that lis...

Raja blames NZ for Pakistan under tour pressure again

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman says New Zealand's abrupt withdrawal from its tour on security grounds has put an unwanted question mark over Pakistan’s ability to host internatio...

Europe's summer tourism outlook dimmed by variants, rules

LONDON (AP) — Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe’s battered tourism industry. Popul...

Coronavirus 'still has the upper hand,' warns WHO Europe head

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned European countries against becoming complacent in their efforts to put an end to the coronavirus pandemic. Across the continent, governments have bee...

Australia says citizen is in arbitrary detention in China

Australia considers the incarceration of a Chinese-Australian writer who has been tried in Beijing for alleged espionage a case of arbitrary detention, the foreign minister said on Friday. Yang Hen...

Taiwan issues red travel advisory for India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers are advised not to visit India after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) issued a red travel advisory for the country on Tuesday (May 4). In a press releas...