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HONG KONG (AP) — A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites is set to cast ballots to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. The election committee's 1,194 members will vote Sunday morning, with the city's former No. 2...
BARBABLANCA, Peru (AP) — Gathered along the edge of a mountain, the men, women and children of Barbablanca watched in stunned silence as a river of mud washed over their small village. The mud slid into windows, covering carefully made beds and school desks. It buried fields...
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership and also lashed out at a critical protest in Switzerland. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought up the proposal at a Turkish-U.K...
MILAN (AP) — Pope Francis focused his one-day visit Saturday to the wealthy northern Italian city of Milan on those marginalized by society, visiting families in a housing project and exhorting clergy and nuns to minister to the peripheries. The papal itinerary, which also...
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Twin anti-EU protest marches have moved through a tense Rome, escorted by slowly-moving police vans and monitored by riot police, following a European Union summit to push for more vigor and unity...
BENI, Congo (AP) — A local official says a Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in Central Kasai province, which has seen a spike in deadly violence in recent months. Kasai Assembly President Francois Kalamba said Saturday that members of the...
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the capital — a human rights group said more than 400 people were arrested and many were beaten. The demonstrators had hoped to build on a...
MUNDRI, South Sudan (AP) — After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and her weight plummet. But the...
ISTANBUL (AP) — One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump — made of cake icing. It took Turkish chef Tuba Geckil two days to make the imposing bust of Trump, clad from mid-torso in an edible jacket and striped tie. Geckil said...