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IBADAN, Nigeria (GPI)-- At large public hospitals in Nigeria, overworked nurses snap at crowds of pregnant women, who wait hours to receive quality care. With 630 deaths for every 100,000 live births, Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Government officials urge women to seek care at local clinics, but expecting mothers say they are unaware they exist.
BRIDGEWATER, Nova Scotia, May 23 (UPI) -- The mother of a Canadian teenager who was chained up and raped last fall said Thursday she wanted the man who pleaded guilty to the crime to "suffer."
TIANGUISTENGO, Mexico, May 23 (UPI) -- Nine people were killed Wednesday when a van carrying at least 15 people fell into a ravine near Tianguistengo, Mexico, authorities said.
WETERINGBRUG, Netherlands, May 23 (UPI) -- Human remains were discovered in a suitcase floating in the water near the village of Weteringbrug, Netherlands, police said.
LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- The soldier killed in an attack in London was identified Thursday as a drummer with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers who had served in Afghanistan.
LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- Germany is the most popular country in the world, a British poll indicated, pushing Japan out of the top spot.
MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 23 (UPI) -- About 10 people are believed to have been killed in clashes between Ethiopian troops and al-Shabaab insurgents in the Somali city of Beledweyn, officials say.
KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 23 (UPI) -- At least 23 people have been killed and 51 injured in clashes between tribes in Sudan's South Darfur state, officials say.
MOSCOW, May 23 (UPI) -- Jailed Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina was denied parole Thursday at a hearing in Berezniki, Russia.
ANKARA, Turkey, May 23 (UPI) -- The honorary consul for Chechnya in Turkey was assassinated Thursday in Ankara, officials say.
AGADEZ, Niger, May 23 (UPI) -- The death toll has risen to 20 in twin bomb attacks Thursday on a French-owned uranium mine and a military base in Niger, officials say.
MILAN, Italy, May 23 (UPI) -- An Italian prosecutor who was made famous in her trial against ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi has received a threatening letter along with two bullets
AMMAN, Jordan, May 23 (UPI) -- Top diplomats from 11 Middle Eastern and Western countries, meeting in Jordan, say they continue to support a political solution to the Syrian civil war.
CUCUTA, Colombia, May 23 (UPI) -- An attack perpetrated by Colombia's second largest rebel group, ELN, has left 10 soldiers dead and 11 injured, officials said.
KUTAISI, Georgia, May 23 (UPI) -- A court in Georgia refused bail for former Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili as he awaits his corruption trial, still two months away.
KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 23 (UPI) -- A bus traveling in far west Nepal Thursday skidded off a hilly road and fell about 50 feet, killing at least seven people and injuring 41 others, police said.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 23 (UPI) -- A restaurant and police station were burned as rioting in Sweden, in its fourth day, spread to at least 15 suburbs around Stockholm, officials said.
HARARE, Zimbabwe, May 23 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe signed the country's new constitution into law, eliminating the possibility of elections by June 29.
JERUSALEM, May 23 (UPI) -- Israel is keen to resume peace talks with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
TEL AVIV, Israel, May 23 (UPI) -- The Syrian army will soon receive advanced missile defense systems, which Israel's air force commander warned could be used against Israel.
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