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Former fraternity members and graduates from the University of Virginia have sued Rolling Stone magazine over a gang rape story that sparked outrage and eventually had to be retracted, the New York Times reported. The defamation lawsuit came as news emerged that the editor who oversaw the flawed story -- which was retracted after unprecedented criticism and scrutiny of the iconic publication -- was leaving the magazine. Managing editor Will Dana will leave more than eight months after the story alleging a gang rape on campus was published, the Times also reported Wednesday.
Eritrea urged the U.N. Security Council to help bring human traffickers to justice on Thursday and said smuggling groups, not human rights abuses, were causing an exodus of migrants to Europe. About 5,000 people flee Eritrea each month, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says. "The principal objective of this organised crime is to prevent Eritrea and its people from defending their sovereignty by dispersing and debilitating their human resources," Eritrea's foreign ministry said in a statement.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt raised electricity prices on Thursday for mid-to-high household usage by an average of 19 percent for the 2015/2016 fiscal year, the electricity ministry said. The government began raising electricity prices last year as part of a five-year plan to reduce subsidies. Low-end household consumption was not affected by the latest rises.