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By RAMI MUSA and SAMY MAGDY Associated Press BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The United States has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to "security conditions on the ground," a top military official said Sunday as a Libyan commander's forces advanced toward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