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  • Hong Kong set to get new leader as anointed by Beijing

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites is set to cast ballots to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. The election committee's 1,194 members will vote Sunday morning, ...

  • Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California man who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94. Dr. Tom Amberry died in Long Beach on March 18, said his daughter, Roxanne Amberry. The retired ...

  • Moroccan premier forms government, ending 5-month crisis

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's new Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani has succeeded in building a governing coalition, ending a five-month political deadlock after just eight days in office. El Othmani, 61, of the Islamist Party for Justice and Development, ...

  • Ellison says Democrats must fight Republicans at all levels

    4 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrats need to prepare for an ongoing fight against Republicans at all levels of government, not just the White House, their newly appointed deputy national chairman said on Saturday. "We can't just say it's all about ...

  • Verdict turns page in Penn State child molestation scandal

    4 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is trying to turn the corner on the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, but the former FBI director who authored a scathing report on it more than four years ago says more changes are ...

  • Greek police nab 2 truck drivers smuggling in 20 migrants

    5 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested a Turkish truck driver and a Bulgarian truck driver who were carrying a total of 20 migrants near Greece's northeastern land border with Turkey. Police say Saturday that the Turkish ...

  • Thousands march to protest abortion in Romanian capital

    6 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Several thousand people including Orthodox priests have marched through the Romanian capital and other cities to express their opposition to abortion and their support for family life. Members of anti-abortion groups gathered in a park in ...

  • Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership

    7 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership. Speaking Saturday at a Turkish-U.K. forum in the southern city of Antalya, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the proposal as ...

  • East African bloc: Members to allow Somali refugees to work

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — East Africa's regional bloc says it gradually will allow the hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees sheltering in its countries to work and will include them in planning efforts. It's a step forward for nations like ...

  • Serbian PM to visit Putin ahead of April 2 presidential vote

    8 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's populist prime minister says he will pay an official visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a trip apparently designed to boost his bid for the Serbian presidency. The former ultranationalist now self-declared pro-EU reformer, Aleksandar ...

  • Turkish president says country may hold Brexit-like referendum on pursuing European Union membership

    8 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish president says country may hold Brexit-like referendum on pursuing European Union membership.

  • 3 soldiers dead as armed men attack northern Mali army base

    8 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Local officials in Mali say three soldiers have been killed and four others injured in an attack by armed men on a military post in the country's north. One official said Saturday that Friday night's attack ...

  • Somalia's proposed new cabinet challenged by lawmakers

    9 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's parliament speaker is urging the new prime minister to review his proposed cabinet after 105 lawmakers presented a petition calling for changes. The fragile central government is trying to assert itself in this long-chaotic country ...

  • 3 dead as government troops raid militants in Bangladesh

    9 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in Bangladesh say two civilians and a policeman have been killed in explosions as troops raided a suspected military hideout in the country's east. Golam Kibria, a senior police official in Sylhet city, said that ...

  • Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police: Officials

    9 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) BENI, Congo (AP) — A local official says a Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in Central Kasai province, which has seen a spike in deadly violence in recent months. Kasai Assembly President Francois Kalamba said ...

  • Dozens arrested in Kyrgyzstan protest over jailed dissident

    10 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Supporters of a jailed former lawmaker tried to break through a police cordon outside the national security agency's headquarters in Kyrgyzstan's capital, but police turned them back with flash grenades. Dozens were arrested. About 250 people ...

  • Bulgarian nationalists protest at Turkish border before vote

    11 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) —  Bulgarian nationalists kept up their protests at the Turkish border Saturday against Bulgarian citizens living permanently in Turkey who are coming in to vote in Bulgaria's election. The border blockade reflects rising tensions between the two ...

  • Thousands in London take to streets to protest Brexit plan

    11 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators are gathering under sunny skies in central London to protest plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. The Unite for Europe march included many carrying EU flags just days before Britain is ...

  • Ex-guerrilla leader vows to keep fight for East Timor unity

    11 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) DILI, East Timor (AP) — A former guerrilla fighter has vowed to keep peace and unity as East Timor's new president, delivering a victory speech after the final tally showed he's on course to win the election. Francisco "Lu-Olo" Guterres ...

  • Third Airbus plane purchased by Iran lands in Tehran

    11 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the third of the 100 planes it purchased from Airbus following a landmark nuclear with world powers has joined its commercial fleet. The now Iran Air A330 jet ...

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