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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Streets are deserted in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, Wednesday as a general strike continues for a third day to protest the government's decision to more than double the price of fuel. Lawyers for activist Evan Mawarire say armed police are surrounding his...
Forty years ago, Iran's ruling shah left his nation for the last time and an Islamic Revolution overthrew the vestiges of his caretaker government. The effects of the 1979 revolution, including the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the ensuing hostage crisis, have...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The shah of Iran's last refuge before fleeing his country in 1979 was a palatial estate nestled against the Alborz Mountains — a place no Iranian ever dreamed of visiting. Today, it costs them around $1. The Niavaran Palace, a complex of mansions on a 27-acre...
EDITOR'S NOTE: On Jan. 16, 1979, Iran's powerful Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi abandoned his Peacock Throne and left his nation, never to return home, setting the stage for the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution a month later. His departure and the ensuing chaos blindsided the...
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A year ago, Venezuelan migrant Reymar Perdomo was singing for spare change on jammed buses, struggling to make ends meet while building a new life in Peru's capital. But her life took a turn when she wrote a heartfelt reggae song about leaving her homeland that...
HAJIN, India (AP) — On a hot day in August, members of a Kashmiri youth soccer team watched their 16-year-old captain, Saqib Bilal Sheikh, and goalkeeper Mudassir Rashid Parray, two years his junior, walk off the field toward a man on a motorcycle. The two teenagers were not...
British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party has put forward a "no-confidence" motion in Prime Minister Theresa May's government, triggering a vote on its future that is scheduled for Wednesday. He acted after May's plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Britain's Parliament will hold a no-confidence vote in the government after its Brexit divorce deal was crushingly rejected by lawmakers. Prime Minister Theresa May said the...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a story Jan. 14 about the head of Venezuela's congress, The Associated Press erroneously spelled the family name of Juan Requesens. A corrected version of the story is below: Fresh-faced Venezuelan lawmaker emerges as Maduro's rival A new player has...