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Kenyan opposition leader urges followers to skip work Monday
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday to protest what he charged were rigged elections that gave victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The government denounced violent demonstrations as unlawful and urged Kenyans to return to their
Australian deputy prime minister under citizenship cloud
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's deputy prime minister on Monday became the latest lawmaker to reveal he might have breached a constitutional prohibition on dual citizens becoming lawmakers, after he was advised by the New Zealand government that he might be a kiwi. Barnaby Joyce told
White House scrambles to explain Trump's response to clashes
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BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The White House scrambled Sunday to elaborate on President Donald Trump's response to deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, as he came under bipartisan scolding for not clearly condemning white supremacists and other hate groups immediately after the
At least 17 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso
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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 17 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years. There was no immediate claim of
35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days
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LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the lack of a sufficient oxygen supply in the children's ward. District Magistrate Rajiv Rautela said Saturday
Strong quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra; no major damage
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Sunday off the coast of southern Sumatra in Indonesia, causing panicked residents to run from their homes but no major damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake Sunday morning had a magnitude of 6.4 and occurred at a depth of 35
Nigeria's president says he feels ready to return home
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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president says he feels healthy enough to return home from London after three months away but says ultimately the decision is up to his doctors. President Muhammadu Buhari has been undergoing medical treatment for an undisclosed illness since early May. The
Venezuela rejects Trump talk of 'military option'
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government energetically rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's talk of a potential "military option" to resolve the country's political crisis on Saturday, calling it the most egregious act of belligerence against Venezuela in a century and a threat to
Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of violent confrontations. Shortly after, a Virginia
Pfau, 'Mother Teresa of Pakistan,' dies at age 87
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KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who devoted her life to the eradication of leprosy in Pakistan, has died at age 87. In a statement, the office of Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced a state funeral for Pfau, known as "Pakistan's Mother
Wife of deposed Pakistani PM to run for parliament
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — A lawmaker from Pakistan's ruling party says the wife of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will run for a seat in the parliament — the same seat that was left vacant after her husband was disqualified from office by the country's Supreme Court for concealing assets. Asif
Hong Kong activist says Chinese tortured him for Messi photo
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HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist said Friday he was briefly abducted and tortured by suspected mainland Chinese security agents who stapled his legs as a warning against sending a signed photo of soccer star Lionel Messi to a dissident's widow. The strange case follows a
Train collision in northern Egypt kills 43; 122 injured
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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people, according to authorities, the country's deadliest rail accident in more than a decade. Magdy Hegazy, a top health official in Alexandria, said that
Trump says he won't rule out military response to Venezuela
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he wouldn't rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country's descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro's power grab. Speaking to reporters at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, Trump
Kenyatta declared winner of disputed Kenya presidential vote
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner Friday of Kenya's hard-fought presidential election, but opposition candidate Raila Odinga alleged the voting was rigged. In announcing the results of Tuesday's contest, the election commission said Kenyatta won a second
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