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54 killed as Egypt militants attack mosque in Sinai

Militants bombed a mosque and fired on worshipers in the volatile Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers, Egyptian officials said, leaving dozens of casualties. Egypt state news agency MENA reported 54 killed and 75 wounded.. Three police officers said the extremists attacked the Rawdah mosque in...

Cheering Zimbabweans greet country's new leader

Exuberant Zimbabweans greeted the swearing-in Friday of Emmerson Mnangagwa, the country's second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980. Mnangagwa, fired this month as vice president, will lead after the resignation of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, who succumbed to pressure to...

Search ends for 3 U.S. sailors missing in Navy aircraft crash

A search ended Friday for three sailors missing in the Philippine Sea since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed two days earlier, the Navy said. The C-2A "Greyhound" transport aircraft was traveling to the USS Ronald Reagan when it crashed. Eight people were rescued quickly and are in good condition,...

Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner's jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Justice...

8 fishermen who washed ashore in Japan say they're North Koreans and want to return

Japanese authorities are investigating eight men found on Japan's northern coast who say they are from North Korea and washed ashore after their boat broke down. Media reports say investigators believe the men are not defectors and wish to return home. Akita prefectural police said Friday they...

U.S. Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes into the Pacific Ocean; 8 have been found in good condition

The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

White nationalist Richard Spencer banned from 26 European nations

A leading figure in the U.S. white nationalist movement said Wednesday that he hasn't received government confirmation of his reported ban from entering more than two dozen European countries. Poland's state-run news agency PAP says Polish authorities banned Richard Spencer from entering 26 countries...

Bomb kills 32 in town contested between Baghdad and Kurds, Iraqi officials say

Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber detonated a pickup truck loaded with explosives, killing 32 people at a marketplace in a contested town claimed by Baghdad and the Kurdish region. Iraqi police and hospital officials say the powerful explosion Tuesday evening in Tuz Khormato wounded at least...

U.N. court sentences Ratko Mladic to life in prison over Bosnia genocide

The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic on Wednesday of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. Mladic, 75, was found guilty of commanding forces responsible...

At least 20 killed in mosque bombing in Nigeria, police say

Police in northeastern Nigeria say at least 20 people are feared dead after a suicide bombing at a mosque. The teenage bomber detonated early Tuesday in Adamawa state as people were arriving for morning prayers. Police spokesman Othman Abubakar tells The Associated Press that the young man detonated...

U.S. troops in Japan banned from drinking alcohol after fatal crash

U.S. military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested in connection with a vehicle crash that killed a Japanese man. Police on the southern Japanese island arrested 21-year-old Nicholas James-McLean late Sunday on suspicion...

Kenya's top court upholds president's win in controversial repeat election

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's reelection in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political drama that has left dozens dead. In a unanimous decision,...

Germany faces uncertain political future as government talks fail 

Germany faced an uncertain political future on Monday after the collapse of weeks of talks on forming a new government, with Chancellor Angela Merkel consulting the country's president amid the possibility of new elections. Germany's Sept. 24 election produced an awkward result that left Merkel's...

U.S. Marine involved in Okinawa truck crash that kills Japanese driver

Police on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Sunday when a truck driven by a U.S. Marine collided with a small truck at an intersection, killing the Japanese driver of the other vehicle. The Marine was slightly injured in the 5:30 a.m....

After daring escape from Venezuela, ousted Caracas mayor lands in Spain

The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela's socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past Venezuelan security forces into Colombia. Antonio Ledezma's flight from Bogota landed...

Iraqi forces retake the country's last Islamic State-held town

Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition on Friday retook the last town in the country that was held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory, the Defense Ministry's spokesman said. At dawn, Iraqi military units and local...

Zimbabwe at critical impasse as Mugabe refuses to step aside

Zimbabwe reached a critical impasse Thursday after President Robert Mugabe rebuffed military demands that he step down and a regional negotiation team left the country without an agreement. The military took control of the country early Wednesday, sending troops to surround the president’s residence,...

Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri accepts invitation to go to France

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to come to France after he stunned his nation and rattled the region by suddenly announcing his resignation nearly two weeks ago while in Saudi Arabia, the French president's office said Thursday. An official in President Emmanuel Macron's...

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, arrives in Colombia in 'movie-like' escape

Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday, an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders. Colombian immigration authorities said in a statement that Ledezma...

Official: U.S. would consider individual sanctions for Myanmar

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the U.S. is deeply concerned by "credible reports" of atrocities committed by Myanmar's security forces and called for an independent investigation into a humanitarian crisis in which hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh....

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