National Jan 25, 2016

Fukushima towns to partner with Ghana, Netherlands for Olympics

Two municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture are poised to partner up with Ghana and the Netherlands in a central government project to promote exchanges between local people and athletes coming to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The town of Inawashiro and the city of Koriyama ...

World Aug 26, 2015

First man from Ghana joins IS, family says

A 25-year-old Muslim from Ghana has traveled to an Islamic State training camp, becoming the first known recruit from the West African nation to join the militant group, his family said on Tuesday. The decision by university graduate Nazir Nortei Alema is likely to shock ...

Migrants return to sea to race in sailing world championship

World Jun 18, 2015

Migrants return to sea to race in sailing world championship

Two African migrants, who barely survived their first trips across the Mediterranean on rickety boats, are heading back out to sea to compete in a world championship sailing competition. Elias Orjini, a Christian from Ghana, and Mohamed Sabaly, a Muslim from Gambia, were chosen by ...

World Jun 5, 2015

Death toll up to 150 in Ghana gas station explosion, floods

The death toll from a huge gas station explosion and flooding in Ghana's capital has more than doubled to 150 people, the president said Thursday night. Dozens of people had sought shelter at the gas station and in nearby shops in central Accra to escape ...

World Jun 4, 2015

Flooding sparks Ghana gas station blast, killing at least 73

Widespread flooding in Ghana's capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed 73 people and set alight neighboring buildings, authorities said Thursday. The explosion took place as dozens sought shelter in a gas station ...

World Jul 17, 2014

Ebola survivor shunned as a 'zombie' joins fight against virus

Jamila got a cold reception when she returned home after 12 days in an isolation ward battling the Ebola virus in her hometown of Conakry, Guinea's capital. Though she survived, Jamila was fired from her job as a philosophy teacher because her school feared she ...