JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Close calls with crocodiles and a brutal civil war have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.
The yearlong, 4,250 mile journey along the world's longest river will see the former British army captain pass through seven countries.
LONDON (AP) — British comic author Sue Townsend, the creator of teenage angst-ridden Adrian Mole, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68.
Penguin Books confirmed that Townsend died in Leicester, central England. British media reports said she died Thursday.
LONDON (AP) — A new U.N. study finds the global murder rate has declined slightly but remains very high in the Americas and parts of Africa.
The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime report released Thursday shows homicide rates in southern Africa and Central America are more than four times higher than the global average of 6.2 victims per 100,000 people.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — An Irish Republican Army veteran has been charged with 29 murders of civilians in the 1998 car bomb attack on Omagh, the deadliest bombing of the entire Northern Ireland conflict.
LONDON (AP) — Malaysian Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012, a report by Britain's air accidents investigator said Thursday.