Mali’s president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percent

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a second five-year term in the turbulent West African nation with more than 67 percent of the vote in a runoff election, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said Thursday. Opposition leader...
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Ugandan pop star, government critic, to face military court

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda’s government is due to face a military court for his alleged role in clashes in which the president’s motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones. The government says lawmaker Kyagulanyi...
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Doctor killed, assistant injured in stabbing in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a doctor has been killed and an assistant seriously injured in a stabbing at a medical practice in southwestern Germany. Police in the city of Offenburg, near the French border, said the attack happened at about 8.45 a.m. Thursday. A male suspect...
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Afghanistan revises death toll from suicide bombing to 34

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan authorities have revised the death toll from the previous day’s horrific suicide bombing in a Shite area of Kabul to 34 killed, not 48. Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said on Thursday that 56 people were also wounded in the...
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The Latest: Gunmen besiege Afghan intel compound in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan after a deadly suicide bombing in a Shiite area of Kabul (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Police say gunmen have launched an attack on a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence service in the capital of...
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The Latest: Judge calls for defense in Kim Jong Nam killing

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of two Southeast Asian women in the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A Malaysian judge has ruled the two women charged with murdering the North Korean...
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Cambodia’s ruling party swept seats, official results show

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Final results showed Cambodia’s ruling party swept elections last month for the National Assembly, ensuring long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen another term but reinforcing skepticism of the vote’s legitimacy. The National Election...
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Key ruling due for women on trial in Kim Jong Nam killing

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother arrived at a Malaysian court Thursday to hear a judge’s decision on whether to call them to enter their defense or acquit them of...
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US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 45-year-old Iraqi refugee was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while serving with the Islamic State organization. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen and other members of ISIS killed the officer...
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Turkey braces for hard times amid currency crisis, US spat

ISTANBUL (AP) — Some Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating trade and political dispute with the United States — an indication that they are ready to endure economic pain and risk further deterioration in a key, yet troubled...
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