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Mobs attack Africans in India after a local boy went missing

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:43am

Mobs have repeatedly attacked Africans in a New Delhi suburb in recent days after rumors that a local boy had been kidnapped by Nigerians.

South Africa's Zuma is asked to miss activist's funeral

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:43am

President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday he was not attending the funeral of a South African apartheid-era leader after Ahmed Kathrada's family asked him to stay away.

Calls for UN, Congo to investigate deaths of Swede, American

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:43am

The United Nations and Congo must investigate after three bodies, including those of Swedish and American investigators with the United Nations, were found in central Congo, Sweden's prime minister said Wednesday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:43am

The European Union's top official says he has received the letter from Britain, formally triggering two years of Brexit talks. European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted that "after nine months the UK has delivered," referring to the time since the outcome of Britain's June 23 referendum to leave the EU.

UK Prime Minister: Now, more than ever, world needs liberal, democratic values of Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:43am

UK Prime Minister: Now, more than ever, world needs liberal, democratic values of Europe.

UK PM: Britain aims to secure deal on EU divorce and future relationship within 2 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:43am

UK PM: Britain aims to secure deal on EU divorce and future relationship within 2 years.

UK Prime Minister: Britain will be 'best friend and neighbor to our European partners' after Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:40am

UK Prime Minister: Britain will be 'best friend and neighbor to our European partners' after Brexit.

UK Prime Minister: Britain has triggered EU divorce process, 'acts on the democratic will of the British people'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:40am

UK Prime Minister: Britain has triggered EU divorce process, 'acts on the democratic will of the British people'

UK Prime Minister: 'Our best days lie ahead' after Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:40am

UK Prime Minister: 'Our best days lie ahead' after Brexit.

UK PM: Britain must emerge from EU 'stronger, fairer and more united'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:40am

UK PM: Britain must emerge from EU 'stronger, fairer and more united'

European Union official receives letter from Britain, formally triggering 2 years of Brexit talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:33am

European Union official receives letter from Britain, formally triggering 2 years of Brexit talks.

Hungary's education official says supports Soros university

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:10am

Hungary's education secretary says the government supports the work in the country of a university founded by Hungarian-born billionaire philanthropist George Soros, considered an ideological opponent by Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Syrian police: Bus bombing kills 5 in central city of Homs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:04am

A bomb planted on a taxi van carrying university students in the Syrian city of Homs exploded Wednesday, killed at least five people and wounding four, the local police chief told state TV.

Romania: ex-prison chief gets 20 years for detainee deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:04am

A Romanian court has upheld the 20-year sentence of a former prison commander for the deaths of 103 political prisoners while he was in charge of a communist-era labor camp.

France retools anti-extremism efforts after public failures

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:04am

France's attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofit convicted of misuse of public funds, and plans to segregate prison inmates suspected of harboring jihadi ideas abandoned.

French candidate Macron wins new supporter: former PM Valls

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:57am

French centrist presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of Socialist former prime minister Manuel Valls, a high-profile yet embarrassing supporter for the independent candidate who tries to distance himself from the traditional political parties.

The Latest: UN chief says Arabs must heal divisions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:55am

The Latest on the Arab summit being held in Jordan (all times local):

Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:55am

Villagers and news reports say a 25-year-old Indonesian man was swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi.

China confirms detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist

Christopher Bodeen and Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:44am

China's government confirmed Wednesday it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion of "pursuing activities harmful to national security," the latest detention in an ongoing crackdown on civil society.