Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama views stolen art objects seized by police in the biggest operation of the kind Tirana, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)

Albania: Hundreds of looted icons recovered

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police have seized more than 1,000 religious and secular pieces of art dating from the 15th to the mid-20th century that were stolen from churches and cultural centers in Albania […]


In Niger, child marriage on rise due to hunger

HAWKANTAKI, Niger (AP) – Each day before the reaping, the 11-year-old girl walked between the stunted stalks of millet with a sense of mounting dread. In a normal year, the green shoots vaulted out of […]



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