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    Somalia roadside bombing kills 6 north of Mogadishu

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a roadside bomb has killed six people and injured three others. Col. Ahmed Nur says the bomb struck a minibus carrying farmers near Bal’ad town just north of the capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday. There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing in an area […]
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    Kenya’s Kenyatta urges peace ahead of poll as tensions rise

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to maintain peace ahead of fresh presidential elections next week as at least one person was shot and wounded by police amid a rise in ethnic tensions in the capital. A resident of Nairobi’s Lucky Summer low income area said Sunday that tensions grew after a […]
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    Suspect in Munich stabbing sent to psychiatric hospital

    BERLIN (AP) — Police say the suspect in a knife attack in Munich that left eight people lightly wounded has been sent to a psychiatric hospital. The suspect, a 33-year-old German, was arrested a few hours after stabbing and punching passers-by just outside downtown Munich on Saturday. No one was seriously hurt, and police said […]
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    Typhoon brings heavy rain to western Japan, approaches Tokyo

    TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is heading toward Japan’s main islands, already bringing heavy rain to western Japan and injuring at least five people. Typhoon Lan, which had maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers (100 miles) per hour, was on track to make landfall on the Pacific coast of central Japan before dawn Monday […]
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    Thousands in Berlin protest ‘hate and racism’ in parliament

    BERLIN (AP) — Several thousand people have marched past Berlin’s Reichstag building to protest “hate and racism in parliament” as newly elected lawmakers from the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany party prepare to take their seats. The new parliament holds its first session Tuesday. Its 709 lawmakers include 92 from Alternative for Germany, or AfD, […]
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    UK woman dies in Rhone boating accident in southern France

    PARIS (AP) — A French official says an English woman has died in a rare boating accident on the Rhone River in southern France and four other people have been injured. The official told the Associated Press on Sunday that the woman, who was in her 20s, was ejected overboard when the boat violently struck […]
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    Ethiopia: 11 killed in continued violence in restive region

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eleven people have been killed in clashes in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence, said regional officials said Sunday. The Oromia and Amhara regional states spokesmen issued statements after a week of unrest in Oromia that reportedly […]
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    The Latest: Italy’s 2 richest regions see votes as historic

    MILAN (AP) — The Latest on autonomy referendums in Italy’s two richest regions, Lombardy and Veneto (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The leaders of Lombardy and Veneto say votes on seeking greater autonomy from Rome are a historic opportunity for their wealthy northern regions to achieve greater self-determination and keep more tax revenues. In San […]
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    The Latest: Abe says election win won’t make him complacent

    TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japan’s parliamentary election (all times local): 11 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says results from national elections indicate that voters support his policies and want to see his political leadership continue. Japanese media projected shortly after polls closed Sunday evening that Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its junior […]
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    Malta politicians to miss rally honoring slain reporter

    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A rally planned in Malta to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb was uniting many of the nation’s politicians with some notable exceptions: the prime minister and the Parliament opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s reporting. Malta’s two dominant political forces, the ruling Labor […]