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Ugandan pop star, government critic, to face military court

KAMPALA, Uganda — A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government was due to face a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones.
Afghan IS branch claims deadly attack on Shiites in Kabul

Afghan IS branch claims deadly attack on Shiites in Kabul

KABUL — As Afghanistan's Shiites mourned their dead and held funeral services on Friday, the Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the horrific suicide bombing the previous day in Kabul that targeted a Shiite neighbourhood , killing 34 s
Mali's president wins runoff vote with more than 67 per cent

Mali's president wins runoff vote with more than 67 per cent

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a second five-year term in the turbulent West African nation by taking more than 67 per cent of the vote in a runoff election, officials said Thursday.
Judge orders women to begin defence in Kim Jong Nam's murder

Judge orders women to begin defence in Kim Jong Nam's murder

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defence after the judge found evidence of a "well-planned conspiracy," extending their murder trial until

Australian filmmaker goes on trial in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — An Australian filmmaker went on trial in Cambodia on Thursday on charges of endangering national security after he was arrested last year for flying a drone to capture images of an opposition political rally.

New York names new state author and poet

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state has named two new writers as the state poet and author. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that Colson Whitehead will serve as state author and Alicia Ostriker will be state poet.
Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official.
'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

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Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

GENOA, Italy — As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance of the heavily used span, and
Paul Walker's brothers open to 'Fast' franchise return

Paul Walker's brothers open to 'Fast' franchise return

LOS ANGELES — Nearly five years after Paul Walker's death, his brothers say they're open to playing his character again in the "Fast and Furious" franchise.