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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces boosted their presence and measures around the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Saturday, a day after a deadly bombing hit a minibus packed with passengers outside the city. Iraq's prime minister said security forces have detained a man suspected of …
MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kazakhstan have detained 57 protesters taking part in unsanctioned rallies organized by an opposition movement banned by the government.Videos posted on social media suggested the turnout was small — perhaps a few hundred demonstrators — and police …
BEIJING (AP) — The Solomon Islands has formed diplomatic relations with China after breaking ties with Taiwan, giving Beijing a new victory in its campaign to isolate the self-ruled island it claims as part of its territory.The two governments announced Saturday they were forming diplomatic …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and "any scenario," its chief commander said Saturday, as the country's nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook …
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over grievances by the anti-government demonstrators.Police accused some protesters of throwing gasoline bombs after a march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, an …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an …
LONDON (AP) — A vote to oust the deputy leader of Britain's Labour Party will not take place Saturday following a big backlash that prompted an intervention by Jeremy Corbyn, the party's leader.Following the surprise attempt to abolish the role of deputy leader, Corbyn has proposed that …
CAIRO (AP) — Rare anti-government protests broke out in Egypt Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down.The former army general has overseen an unprecedented political crackdown, silencing critics and jailing thousands. El-Sissi came to power with the military's ouster …
BERLIN (AP) — The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 186th Oktoberfest gets underway in the southern German city of Munich.Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on Saturday with two blows of a hammer and the cry of "O'zapt is" — "it's tapped." As …
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A humanitarian group working to free people taken hostage by Somali pirates in recent years says an Iranian man held for four-and-a-half years has been released and is on his way home.A statement Saturday by the Hostage Support Partnership says Mohammad Sharif …
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local):6 p.m.Protesters have burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray during a march in an outlying district of Hong Kong in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances.Police accused protesters of spraying water …
PARIS (AP) — Paris police used tear gas Saturday to disperse anti-government demonstrators who try to revive the yellow vest movement in protest at perceived economic injustice and French President Emmanuel Macron's government.The French capital was placed under high security as few hundred …
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says authorities have captured and dismantled a drone rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.SANA gave no further details about the drone Saturday, but posted several photos.The incident came two days …
GINKEL HEATH, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of parachutists floated out of clear blue skies in the eastern Netherlands Saturday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of a daring but ultimately unsuccessful World War II mission that Allied commanders hoped would bring a swift end to the global …
HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Events involving thousands of Earthlings answering an internet buzz about an invitation to "Storm Area 51" in the Nevada desert have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the low thousands and few arrests, officials said.Three more people were arrested Friday on …
The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press.WADA reinstated …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a roadside bomb has killed at least two civilians in southern Kandahar province.Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said Saturday that five other people were wounded when the blast struck the vehicle Friday afternoon in …
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he was struggling with a request to more narrowly define what behavior justifies separating children from their parents at the border after complaints that the Trump administration has abused discretionary powers to split families under …
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal's fallout may be limited in a country without the harsh and still-divisive …
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?"Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a …

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