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Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for a major push to oust President Robert...

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Police respond to 'shots fired' at London's Oxford Circus

Britain London Incident

LONDON (AP) — British police flooded London’s busy Oxford Circus area Friday after receiving multiple reports of “shots fired.” They have not located any casualties. Armed and unarmed officers rushed to the shopping district, and police said they were responding “as if the incident is terrorist...


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As 4 more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics

Olympics Russian Doping Sochi

GENEVA (AP) — As four more Russians were disqualified Friday for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country’s athletes from the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the...


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Egypt: Militants kill at least 235 in attack on Sinai mosque

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EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing at least 235 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt. The attack targeted a mosque frequented by...


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President Mnangagwa vows to revive Zimbabwe democracy, economy

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Zimbabwe’s newly inaugurated president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said democratic elections will be held on time next year and pledged to lead the revival of the economically distressed southern African nation. “We dare not squander this moment,” Mnangagwa, 75, told supporters at the...


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The Latest: UK police: 'shots fired' at busy London station

Britain London Incident

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the incident at London’s Oxford Circus station (all times local): 5:25 p.m. British police say they have responded to reports of “shots fired” in and around Oxford Circus subway station, but have not located any casualties. The busy station has been closed and police...


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A look at the deadliest militant attacks in Egypt

Egypt Attacks Glance

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt was hit by its deadliest ever militant attack on Friday, when gunmen opened fire and set off explosives at a mosque in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing more than 200 people. Egypt has been battling an insurgency in the Sinai led by an affiliate of the Islamic State group...


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'We must work together,' Zimbabwe's new leader declares

Zimbabwe New President

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed Friday he will work to reduce crushing unemployment and return the country to prosperity after years of decline, as the nation cheered a new beginning after the extraordinary exit of Robert Mugabe. “Our economic policy will...


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Weinstein case thrusts Macron gender minister to fore in France

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Harvey Weinstein has catapulted Marlene Schiappa to center stage in France. The 35-year-old French state secretary for gender equality -- who’s not even a full minister -- was among four members of the government picked to speak when President Emmanuel Macron’s political...


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Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence more than doubled

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A court in South Africa on Friday more than doubled the prison sentence for Oscar Pistorius to 13 years and five months for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, who gained fame as a double-amputee runner who competed in the 2012...


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Attack on mosque in Egypt's Sinai kills at least 235

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. CAIRO - Militants set off a blast and gunned down fleeing worshippers at crowded mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula on Friday, killing at least 235 people in what appeared to mark the deadliest single assault on Egyptian civilians by suspected Islamist...


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