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Algerian ex-prime minister Benflis to run for presidency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:06am

Algerian ex-Prime Minister Ali Benflis has announced he will run for president in next year's election.

Graham says he'll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:51am

U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says he will urge President Donald Trump to meet with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan so that they can devise a plan to end Afghanistan's 17-year war.

AP Explains: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:24am

2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears.

Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel duct blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:20am

The Latest on the deadly fire at a Mexican fuel pipeline (all times local):

Colombians flood streets to protest terror after car bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:53am

Thousands of Colombians dressed in white are flooding into the streets to repudiate terrorism after a car bombing at a Bogota police academy killed 21 people and left dozens more wounded.

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:57am

A private rescue boat with dozens of migrants aboard sought permission for a second day to enter a safe port Sunday, but said so far its queries to several nations haven't succeeded. Another vessel crowded with migrants and taking on water, meanwhile, put out an urgent, separate appeal for help in the southern Mediterranean.

Rival militias negotiate truce in Libya's Tripoli

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:53am

Libyan security officials say a temporary cease-fire has taken hold in the capital of Tripoli, after deadly fighting between rival militias that dominate the city flared up last week.

Holocaust victims buried after remains found in UK museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:19am

The remains of six unidentified Holocaust victims have been buried at a Jewish cemetery after spending years in storage at a British museum.

Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:07am

Turkish prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a local employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul accused of attempting to overthrow the government and espionage.

Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy trapped in borehole

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:03am

Rescuers in southern Spain said Sunday that the frantic effort to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a narrow, deep borehole seven days ago has again been slowed by difficult terrain.

Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attack UN base in North Mali

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:54am

Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in Aguelhoc in northern Mali's Kidal region, killing at least eight peackeepers, the U.N. mission in Mali said Sunday.

Greek protesters angry over Macedonia deal clash with police

Demetris Nellas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:43am

Protesters clashed with police outside Greece's parliament during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people Sunday against the Greek-Macedonia name deal. At least 10 police officers were injured.

The Latest: South Africa congratulates Congo poll winner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:54am

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The Latest: Blast aboard bus in northern Syria kills 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:41am

The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

Sudan police deploy in large numbers ahead of fresh protests

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:06am

Sudanese security forces were deploying in large numbers on Sunday in Khartoum and the capital's twin city in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir to step down, according to activists and video clips circulating online.

Congo calm after court upholds election win of Tshisekedi

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:27am

Congo's capital was calm Sunday with residents attending church after the Constitutional Court confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi. It was not clear if the population would heed runner-up Martin Fayulu's call for non-violent protests against the court ruling.

IRA dissidents suspected in Northern Ireland car bomb blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 2:57am

Police in Northern Ireland said Sunday they suspect Irish Republican Army dissidents were behind a car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry. Two men in their 20s have been arrested.

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 2:51am

The world's oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113.

2 killed, 25 injured in large fire at French ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 2:40am

Two people have been killed and 25 others injured in a large blaze that broke out on Sunday in the French ski resort of Courchevel, local authorities said.