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  • UN envoy opposes foreign intervention in Libya

    CAIRO (AP) — The newly appointed U.N. envoy to Libya said Tuesday he doesn't believe foreign intervention can halt the North African country's slide deeper into turmoil after mysterious airstrikes against Islamist militias prompted allegations that outside powers were trying to swing the fight....

  • 5 things to watch for at the Venice Film Festival

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — It has Al Pacino and zombie girlfriends, Owen Wilson and Lars von Trier. The 71st Venice Film Festival opens this week, bringing 11 days of high art and Hollywood glamour to the canal-crossed Italian city. Twenty films are competing for the coveted Golden Lion prize — 19...

  • Amid poverty, US surgeons saving lives in Uganda

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The American neurosurgeon leaned in to take a selfie with his patient, chuckling with excitement when she raised her hands. That was a good sign the day after Michael Haglund and his Duke University team opened the patient's skull to remove a tumor. The operation was one...

  • Nigeria soldiers who fled into Cameroon head home

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian government soldiers, who witnesses said fled into neighboring Cameroon during a clash with a large number of Islamic fighters of Boko Haram, handed over their weapons to Cameroonian authorities and were on their way back to Nigeria, the Nigerian defense...

  • UK police in appeal to block aspiring terrorists

    LONDON (AP) — British police are appealing to the public to help identify aspiring terrorists after the murder of an American journalist focused attention on extremism in the U.K. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Tuesday that the involvement of a person of British nationality in James...

  • AP Source: UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan; UN confirms crash in contested area

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — AP Source: UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan; UN confirms crash in contested area.

  • Car bombing kills at least 11 people in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a busy Shiite area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks to shake the Iraqi capital as the Shiite-led government struggles to dislodge Sunni militants from areas in the country's west and...

  • Senior Hamas official: Extended cease-fire reached with Israel; announcement expected in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — Senior Hamas official: Extended cease-fire reached with Israel; announcement expected in Egypt.

  • Brazilian prison riot that left 5 dead ends

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A two-day prison uprising in southern Brazil has ended after the death of five inmates. Mara de Carli is a press officer of the Justice Secretariat of Parana state. She says the uprising that began Sunday at the Cascavel penitentiary ended early Tuesday morning with the...

  • Image of Asia: Anticipating fire across the border

    In this photo by Channi Anand, villagers in Indian-controlled Kashmir take shelter inside an army bunker anticipating firing from the Pakistan side of the border. Indian and Pakistani forces have exchanged gunfire and mortar rounds several times in recent days, with 10 deaths of villagers,...



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