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Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 people

By LAETITIA BEZAIN Associated Press AMBALAVAO, Madagascar (AP) — Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1,200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor. As ...

In a first, Bedouin women lead tours in Egypt’s Sinai

By NARIMAN EL-MOFTY Associated Press ABU ZENIMA, Egypt (AP) — Amid a stunning vista of desert mountains, a Bedouin woman, Umm Yasser, paused to point out a local plant, and she began to explain how it was used in medicine to the group of foreign tourists she was guiding. Umm Yasser is ...

US forces: 3 Marines killed, Afghan contractor wounded

By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan revised on Tuesday the death toll from a Taliban attack the previous day near the main American base in the country, saying three service members were killed but not a contractor who was initially reported ...

UK’s May to ask EU for Brexit delay; long extension expected

By MIKE CORDER and RAF CASERT Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Just days away from a potentially calamitous no-deal Brexit, European Union leaders meet Wednesday to discuss granting the United Kingdom a new delay — possibly of up to a year — to its departure from the bloc. It's likely ...

A look at what comes after Netanyahu’s seeming win in Israel

By ARON HELLER Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday, with near-final election results giving his right-wing Likud and its traditional Jewish ultra-Orthodox and nationalist allies a ...

Red Cross regains entry to Venezuela jails, military prisons

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has regained access to prisons in Venezuela, including highly guarded military facilities where dozens of inmates considered political prisoners are being held, as ...

US pulls forces from Libya as fighting approaches capital

By RAMI MUSA and SAMY MAGDY Associated Press BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The United States has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to "security conditions on the ground," a top military official said Sunday as a Libyan commander's forces advanced toward the capital of Tripoli ...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda has a new light, says leader

By IGNATIUS SSUUNA Associated Press KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Twenty-five years after the start of a genocide that killed some 800,000 people, Rwanda is rebuilding with hope and shines with a new light, President Paul Kagame said at commemoration services Sunday. He said Rwandans would never ...

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

BY MATTHEW LEE and SUSANNAH GEORGE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," an unprecedented move against a national armed force that could have widespread implications for U.S. ...

Mozambique recovers from cyclone, fights threat of cholera

By CARA ANNA Associated Press BOPIRA, Mozambique (AP) — A battered notebook lists the people still alive in this village after a devastating cyclone. But sip by sip, a deadly threat remains. Nearly a month after Cyclone Idai made landfall and unleashed flooding that reached the tops of ...

Uganda police say kidnapped US woman and driver are freed

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said on Sunday they had rescued an American woman and her driver who had been kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. The two "are in good health" and "in the safe hands" of security officials, police said in a ...

Greek police, migrants clash for third day

DIAVATA, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of protesting migrants have clashed with police for a third straight day outside an overcrowded camp, with migrants throwing rocks at officers who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Several migrants, including children, have fainted amid the clouds of ...

Berlin housing activists lead campaign to fight rising rents

By DAVID RISING Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Low-cost housing advocates are launching a grassroots campaign to force Berlin's state government into taking over nearly 250,000 apartments worth billions from corporate owners to fight rising rents in one of Germany's hottest real estate ...

25 years after Rwanda genocide, survivors forgive killers

By IGNATIUS SSUUNA Associated Press MBYO, Rwanda (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, Tasian Nkundiye murdered his neighbor with a machete. The 43-year-old Hutu and a few other men from his Rwandan village chopped the Tutsi man to pieces — one horrific slaying during a 100-day genocide that ...

Algeria’s tidy revolutionaries: Cleanup after mass protests

By AOMAR OUALI Associated Press ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Here's one way Algeria's protest movement is unlike any other: After massive pro-democracy demonstrations every week, the protesters themselves roam the streets picking up bottles, papers and other detritus left behind. It's a powerful ...

Anti-government protests prompt talk of ‘Balkan Spring’

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — It all started with a video posted on social media: a secret recording from 2016 that appears to show a well-known local tycoon hand over an envelope containing bundles of cash to a party associate of Montenegro's ...

Mozambique races to contain cholera, vaccines will help

By PINDAI DUBE and ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambican and international health workers raced on Monday to contain the outbreak of cholera in the cyclone-hit city of Beira, where the cases of the disease has jumped to 517 and the first death has been ...

UK Parliament gets new chance to offer options on Brexit

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament gets another chance Monday to offer a way forward on Britain's stalled divorce from the European Union, holding a series of votes on Brexit alternatives in an attempt to find the elusive idea that can ...

Erdogan loses ground in Turkey’s big cities in local voting

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY and SUZAN FRASER Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's opposition dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a symbolic blow by gaining ground in key cities in the country's local elections. The opposition won the capital, Ankara, a ruling party stronghold for decades, and ...

2020 Democrats in mad dash for donors to make debate stage

By BILL BARROW, HUNTER WOODALL and SARA BURNETT Associated Press The fiercest battle for campaign cash is playing out between the presidential candidates who might not be on your radar. Ahead of Sunday's fundraising deadline for the first quarter, the underdogs of the Democratic primary were ...