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  • Once expelled by France, Cohn-Bendit gets French nationality

    12 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — German Green party politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit, once known as the youthful firebrand "Dany the Red," has been granted French citizenship — nearly a half-century after being expelled from France during the May 1968 student uprising. Cohn-Bendit, in ...

  • Bringing in the snoek, one of South Africa's staple fish

    12 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) LAMBERT'S BAY, South Africa (AP) — The boats line up along the jetty, bobbing in the cold south Atlantic waters, to bring in the day's catch in the early afternoon. The long, thin silver snoek fish is one of South ...

  • Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp

    12 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) LAKE TANGANYIKA, Tanzania (AP) — Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as the small boats approach the ferry M.V. Liemba. They are among a group of ...

  • Somalia: 18 killed in extremist attack in rural Somalia

    13 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali military official says dozens of Islamic extremists attacked two towns in southern Somalia early Saturday and clashed with government troops in which 18 militants and soldiers were killed. Mohamed Abdullahi, a Somali military commander in ...

  • Top US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan

    13 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The commander of international forces in Afghanistan says the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there. General John F. Campbell said on Saturday the group's sophisticated social media campaign ...

  • UN envoy: IS poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya

    15 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — The United Nations envoy on Libya says that Islamic State extremists can "become a very serious threat" in the country within months if rival governments fail to reach a unity deal. Bernadino Leon told a ...

  • Thousands attend Italian nun's beatification in Kenya

    15 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Nyeri in central Kenya to attend the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun who worked for many years in the East African nation. Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reported ...

  • 6 missing after fire at guesthouse in southern Germany

    15 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Six people are missing and feared dead after a fire at a guesthouse in southern Germany, police said Saturday. The men were on a company trip with dozens of colleagues when the fire broke out overnight in ...

  • Congo electoral commission updates voter list

    15 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's national electoral commission says it has updated the country's electoral list to reassure voters ahead of local and provincial elections this year. Flavien Misoni, executive secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission, said the nearly ...

  • Southeast India heat wave kills about 230 in past 5 weeks

    15 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Officials say about 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states. The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh state, Chandrababu Naidu, says more than 100 people have died in the ...

  • Iran says Djibouti turned away aid plane for Yemeni refugees

    17 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is reporting that authorities in Djibouti have turned away aid plane for Yemeni refugees there. The report said the plane returned safely Saturday to Iran and that authorities hoped to make arrangements to ...

  • Cyprus' rival leaders take stroll through divided capital

    17 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital's medieval center to raise the feel-good factor as talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically split island kick into gear. ...

  • Egypt court acquits 17 in protest that saw mother shot dead

    17 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has acquitted 17 people over taking part in an unsanctioned demonstration earlier this year that saw a young mother shot to death in downtown Cairo. At least one of those affected by the decision ...

  • Both sides in Ireland's gay marriage referendum say 'yes' side has won resounding victory

    18 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBLIN (AP) — Both sides in Ireland's gay marriage referendum say 'yes' side has won resounding victory.

  • Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

    19 hours ago

    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian official in charge of antiquities says Islamic State fighters have broken into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra which they have captured days earlier, but have not harmed its contents. Maamoun Abdulkarim, ...

  • 'Yes' side joyous as count starts in Irish gay-marriage vote

    19 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland has begun counting ballots from its referendum to legalize homosexual marriage, and political observers say the first ballot boxes opened point to a victory for gay rights. Observers from parties and pressure groups observed Saturday's count ...

  • Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

    21 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group's radio station has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing Friday on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead for Shiites. The attack killed at least 21 people ...

  • Roadside bomb kills 2, including Afghan district chief

    21 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed that two people, including a district administrative chief, in the country's south. Dost Mohammad Nayab, spokesman for the provincial governor of Uruzgan province, said Saturday that Mohammad ...

  • Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations

    22 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japan is giving 55 billion yen ($450 million) in climate change and disaster aid to Pacific island nations, an effort to beef up its profile in the region. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the pledge at ...

  • Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

    22 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, ...

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