Scores dead and missing in wake of severe flooding in North Korea

Scores dead and missing in wake of severe flooding in North Korea

The death toll from severe flooding in a North Korean border region has risen to 133 with another 395 missing and tens of thousands left homeless, the UN said. Some 107,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the area along the Tumen River, it said in a statement received Monday and citing […]

Families seek relatives missing in Gabon’s post-electoral crisis

Families seek relatives missing in Gabon’s post-electoral crisis

With hundreds detained and a disputed number of people killed in Gabon’s violent post-electoral crisis, several families in the Central African nation are on a desperate hunt for information on their missing loved ones. On Wednesday evening, shortly after the final results of Gabon’s fraught presidential elections were released, Bruna had a brief phone conversation […]

Body believed to be missing French tourist found in Nepal

Body believed to be missing French tourist found in Nepal

  A body believed to be that of a 35-year-old French tourist who went missing in Nepal last week has been found, officials said Friday, as police awaited autopsy results to confirm her identity. Police began searching for the missing woman after a bag containing her passport, clothes and notebook was discovered near a highway […]

World Bank: Tales of the Missing Millions

World Bank: Tales of the Missing Millions

“Corruptionˮ and “developmentˮ: two words that cast a long shadow over relationships between nations of the North and South. But the development community remains reluctant to talk openly about corruption in projects that cost millions.

Missing Japanese boy discovered in forest after week-long search

Missing Japanese boy discovered in forest after week-long search

The 7-year-old Japanese boy who went missing nearly a week ago after his parents left him in a forest as punishment was found Friday, apparently unharmed, police said, in a case that had set off a nationwide debate about parental disciplining. The boy, missing since Saturday, was found Friday morning by a soldier in a […]

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron, officials say

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron, officials say

The bodies of three young Jewish settlers who went missing near Hebron two weeks ago have been found near the city in the occupied West Bank, security officials said Monday. The search for the teens, who disappeared on June 12, has become a national obsession for Israel, setting off a frantic manhunt and large crackdown […]