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  • Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif again vowed he would...

  • Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning. The militants arrived Monday morning in armored tanks and trucks and tried to take over the town, said the...

  • Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release. The New York-based group said in a statement that the witness, Mohammed Tareq, was detained during a protest in Egypt's...

  • Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq. The government decided Sunday to send 16,000 assault rifles, millions of rounds of ammunition, hundreds of anti-tank...

  • Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni presidential envoy traveled Monday to the northern stronghold of powerful Shiite rebels for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government, an official and a rebel representative said. The last-minute talks come after the Hawthi rebel leader,...

  • Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 8

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble. Fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said the bodies were found Monday in...

  • Police: Virginia girl, 2, left in a van, dies

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old girl who was left in a van for an extended period of time has died in Virginia. Police spokesman Scott Leamon says in a news release that authorities received a report of an unresponsive child at 4:27 p.m. Sunday in Roanoke. Emergency...

  • Albanian main opposition party boycotts Parliament

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition pays no attention to its views. Democrat leader Lulzim Basha announced the move Monday, when Parliament opened its sessions after the summer...

  • VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press: FRANCES MCDORMAND HAILS WOMEN'S STORIES Frances McDormand says her...

  • UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq. Diplomats agreed...

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