Top officials from around the world are gathering in Brussels for a donor conference to help Mali recover after an islamist insurgency and months of war. More than 100 delegations are attending.
Surveys in Europe and North America show a dramatic decline in the number of bugs buzzing around. Although global data are missing, many researchers are convinced this environmental disaster is happening worldwide.
The EU says plans to return migrants rescued at sea to detention centers in North Africa won't lead to inhumane conditions. Rights groups fear that refugees won't be treated with dignity, citing migrant camps in Libya.
A UN report is calling for the Venezuelan government to bring perpetrators of human rights violations to justice. The UN human rights chief said "impunity must end" in the crisis-stricken country.
A regime offensive in southern Syria has threatened to displace thousands near the Jordanian border. The US has warned Damascus of upending a ceasefire in the area, saying it will take "firm and appropriate measures."
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