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United Arab Emirates names 1st Arab female astronaut

Nora AlMatrooshi will undergo training at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
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Emirati national Nora al-Matrooshi, the first Arab woman selected to train as an astronaut, poses for a photo, United Arab Emirates, April 6, 2021.
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German president: Buchenwald a reminder of Nazi 'barbarism'

Germany’s president has marked the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp by reminding his compatriots of the inconceivable atrocities the Nazis committed there during the Third Reich
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeiner delivers a speech during an event in Weimar, Germany, Sunday, April 11, 2021 commemorating the liberation of the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora concentration camps. On the 76th anniversary the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp, Germany’s president reminds his compatriots of the inconceivable atrocities that were committed at the Nazis’ camp during the Third Reich. (Ronny Hartmann/Pool Photo via AP)
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Benin's president seeks re-election after violent protests

Voters are casting ballots in the tiny West African nation of Benin following a series of violent demonstrations over the past week
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5 rebels, 1 Indian policeman killed in Kashmir

Indian government forces have killed five suspected rebels in two gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, including a teenager
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Indian army vehicles leave after the site of a gunbattle in Shopian, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 9, 2021. Seven suspected militants were killed and four soldiers wounded in two separate gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
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With key deals, Uganda's nascent oil sector nears maturity

Uganda, Tanzania and French oil company Total signed agreements Sunday on building a heated pipeline to carry crude oil from western Uganda to the Indian Ocean coast
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Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest

Jordan’s Prince Hamzah has made his first public appearance since he was placed under house arrest last week
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This photo from the Royal Court twitter account, shows Jordan’s King Abdullah II, center, Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, second left, and others during a visit to the tomb of the late King Hussein. Abdullah II and his half brother Prince Hamzah have made their first joint public appearance since a palace feud last week. Members of the Jordanian royal family Sunday marked the centenary of the establishment of the Emirate of Transjordan, a British protectorate that preceded the kingdom. (Royal Court Twitter Account via AP)
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'Suspicious' blackout strikes Iran's Natanz nuclear site

An electrical problem strikes Iran's Natanz nuclear facility.
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This satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc. shows Iran's Natanz nuclear facility on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Iran's Natanz nuclear site suffered a problem Sunday, April 11, involving its electrical distribution grid just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges that more quickly enrich uranium, state TV reported. It was the latest incident to strike one of Tehran's most-secured sites amid negotiations over the tattered atomic accord with world powers. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)
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Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases

Thailand’s Health Ministry says coronavirus restrictions may need to be tightened to slow a new wave that's infecting people at a record rate
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A health worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to a Buddhist monk at Nak Prok Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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Ecuador, Peru head to polls under strict virus measures

Ecuador and Peru are choosing new presidents under strict public health measures prompted by the coronavirus pandemic
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Women dance during an outdoor exercise class backdropped by a wall blanketed with an electoral ad promoting presidential candidate Pedro Castillo in the Villa Maria shanty town of Lima, Peru, Saturday, April 10, 2021. Peruvians head to the polls Sunday to choose a president from a field of 18 candidates following years of political turmoil that have seen a series of presidents and even the whole congress itself ousted over corruption scandals. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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Jordanian state TV: King Abdullah II and Prince Hamzah make first public appearance since palace feud

Jordanian state TV: King Abdullah II and Prince Hamzah make first public appearance since palace feud
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IMF: Vaccine inequity threatens Mideast's economic recovery

Economies across the Middle East are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than anticipated
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FILE - In this April 15, 2020 file photo, a billboard urges people to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Middle East economies are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than anticipated, largely due to the acceleration of mass inoculation campaigns and an increase in oil prices. But the International Monetary Fund warned Sunday, April 11, 2021, that an uneven vaccine distribution would derail the region's rebound, as the prospects of rich and poor countries diverge. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
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New book asks why world ignores repression by Rwandan leader

The new book “Do Not Disturb” by British author Michela Wrong questions why some in the international community continue to praise Rwandan President Paul Kagame despite repression in his central African country where he could rule until 2034
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, Rwanda's President Paul Kagame speaks during the state funeral of Kenya's former president Daniel arap Moi, at Nyayo Stadium in the capital Nairobi, Kenya. The new book "Do Not Disturb" by British author Michela Wrong questions why some in the international community continue to praise Rwandan President Paul Kagame despite repression in his central African country. (AP Photo/John Muchucha, File)
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Chadians vote as Deby seeks to extend 3-decade presidency

Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is widely expected to win re-election as he seeks to extend his three-decade-long rule in the central African nation
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FILE - In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno leave the Elysee Palace in Paris. Deby is seeking to extend his three-decade long rule, running for a sixth time in this oil-producing Central African nation that is home to nearly half a million refugees and also plays a prominent role in the fight against Islamic extremism in the Sahel. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
April 11

8 dead, dozens hurt as Indonesia quake shakes East Java

A strong earthquake on Indonesia’s main island of Java has killed eight people, including a woman whose motorcycle was hit by falling rocks, and damaged more than 1,300 buildings
April 11
Pieces of roof tiles and other debris litter the ground at a school following an earthquake in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, Saturday, April 10, 2021. A strong earthquake damaged buildings on Indonesia's main island of Java and shook the tourist hotspot of Bali, officials said Saturday. No tsunami warnings were posted. (AP Photo/Hendra Permana)
April 11

21 Chinese coal miners trapped by underground flood

A Chinese news agency says rescuers are trying to reach 21 coal miners who are trapped by an underground flood in the country's northwest
April 11
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescue workers stand near a banner which reads: "Home is waiting for your region" at the entrance to a flooded coal mine in Hutubi county in of Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Changji, northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Some miners were reported trapped after the coal mine flooded on Saturday. (Gao Han/Xinhua via AP)
April 11

Pakistani police say wanted militant killed in shootout

Counterterrorism police say they have killed one of Pakistan’s most wanted militants in a shootout in the garrison city of Rawalpindi overnight
April 11
April 11

Official tells Iranian state TV that 'accident' strikes electrical distribution grid of Iran's Natanz nuclear facility

Official tells Iranian state TV that 'accident' strikes electrical distribution grid of Iran's Natanz nuclear facility
April 11
April 11

Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

The crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters continues.
April 11
A police vehicle is parked at a road in South Okkalapa township to block anti-coup protesters' gathering in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, April 9, 2021. An information blackout under Myanmar's military junta worsened Thursday as fiber broadband service, the last legal way for ordinary people to access the internet, became intermittently inaccessible on several networks. (AP Photo)
April 10

Religious party seeks gains in Peru's legislative elections

The Agricultural People’s Front of Peru has emerged as a potential favorite in Sunday’s legislative elections amid widespread disgust with the country's traditional politicians and an extremely fragmented electorate
April 10
A member of the Israelites of the New Universal Pact religious group, holds out her right arm to maintain her balance as she walks through a market on the muddy banks of the Amazon River, in Alto Monte de Israel, Peru, Sunday, March 28, 2021. The political arm of the messianic group, the Agricultural People's Front of Peru, known as Frepap, has emerged as a potential favorite in Sunday's April 11th legislative elections. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
April 10

Ash-covered St. Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions

St. Vincent awaits new volcanic explosions as help arrives.
April 10
A cruise ship sits docked waiting for passengers to be evacuated in Kingstown, on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Friday, April 9, 2021 due to the eruption of La Soufriere volcano. (AP Photo/Orvil Samuel)
April 10

Volcanic lightning illuminates St. Vincent sky

Lightning was seen in the night sky over St. Vincent after multiple reported eruptions of the La Soufriere volcano.
April 10
Lightning was seen in the night sky over St. Vincent after multiple reported eruptions of the La Soufriere volcano.
April 10

Prince Philip honored with 41-gun salute

The death of Prince Philip marked with gun salutes across the U.K. as military leaders honored the former naval officer.
April 10
The death of Prince Philip marked with gun salutes across the U.K. as military leaders honored the former naval officer.
April 10

The leaders of Ukraine, Turkey stress territorial integrity

The presidents of Ukraine and Turkey are stressing the importance of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, the de-escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine and security in the Black Sea
April 10
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits the war-hit Donbas region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 9, 2021. Ukraine's president is visiting the area of conflict in his country's east amid an escalation of tensions that has raised fears of a resumption of large-scale hostilities. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
April 10

St. Vincent covered in ash as volcano activity continues

The ash plume reached as high as six miles into the air.
April 10
Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in Kingstown on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent April 9, 2021.
April 10

3,000-year-old 'lost city' found in Egypt's Luxor

The finding was the most significant discovery since Tutankhamun's tomb.
April 10
The finding was the most significant discovery since Tutankhamun's tomb.
April 10

Prince Philip funeral service to be held April 17 with limited guests, palace reveals

Prince Harry plans to attend the service, a source said.
April 10
A photo of Prince Philip stands among tributes to Duke Of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle, April 10, 2021.
April 10

Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city

Egypt’s best-known archaeologist has revealed further details on a Pharaonic city recently found in the southern province of Luxor
April 10
A man cover a skeleton in a 3,000-year-old lost city in Luxor province, Egypt, Saturday, April 10, 2021. The newly unearthed city is located between the temple of King Rameses III and the colossi of Amenhotep III on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor. The city continued to be used by Amenhotep III's grandson Tutankhamun, and then his successor King Ay. (AP Photo/Mohamed Elshahed)
April 10

Kyrgyzstan votes on constitution boosting president's powers

A new constitution would substantially increase the president's powers.
April 10
A medic prepares to administer a dose of China's Sinopharm vaccine to a patient in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Monday, March 29, 2021. Vaccinations against COVID-19 started in Kyrgyzstan on Monday with the Chinese SinoPharm vaccine. Medical workers, teachers and law enforcement officials will be the first in line to get the shot. Russian will also provide about 500,000 doses of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)
April 10

Iran says nuke program testing newest advanced centrifuge

Iran says it has begun mechanical tests on its newest advanced nuclear centrifuges, even as the five world powers that remain in a foundering 2015 nuclear deal with Iran attempt to bring the U.S. back into the agreement
April 10
In this photo taken and released on Saturday, April 10, 2021, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, newly domestic built IR-9 centrifuge is displayed in a ceremony to commemorate Iran's new nuclear achievements in Tehran, Iran. Iran said Saturday it has begun mechanical tests on its newest advanced nuclear centrifuge, even as the five world powers that remain in a foundering 2015 nuclear deal with Iran attempt to bring the U.S. back into the agreement. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP)
April 10

Thousands rally in Serbia to protect the environment

The country has seen record levels of air pollution, other ecological problems.
April 10
People hold banners during a protest in front of the Serbian Parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, April 10, 2021. Environmental activists are protesting against worsening environmental situation in Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 10

Egypt, Tunisia discuss Libya, Ethiopia's disputed dam

Egypt’s president has met his Tunisian counterpart in Cairo, where they discussed neighboring Libya, and a massive dam Ethiopia is building over the Nile River’s main tributary
April 10
April 10

Explosions in two Somalia cities kill at least 5

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a cafe in Somalia’s city of Baidoa, killing at least four people and wounding more than six others, police say
April 10
April 10

Alibaba fined $2.8 billion on competition charge in China

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has been fined $2.8 billion for anti-competitive behavior as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over fast-growing technology industries
April 10
FILE - In this May 27, 2016, file photo, a man talks on his phone as a woman rides on an electric bike past a company logo at the Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Chinese authorities summoned 11 companies including Alibaba and Tencent for talks regarding the security of voice technology, as Beijing steps up scrutiny over the internet sector. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 10

Saudi Arabia says it executes 3 soldiers for 'high treason'

Saudi Arabia has executed three soldiers it accused of committing “high treason,” without elaborating on which enemy the kingdom believed the men aided
April 10
April 10

Prosecutor: Salvini should not be tried for migrant policy

An Italian prosecutor says there's no reason to put right-wing leader Matteo Salvini on trial for kidnapping migrants whom he wouldn't let disembark from a coast guard vessel
April 10
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020 file photo, then opposition leader Matteo Salvini speaks at the end of the debate at the Italian Senate on whether to allow him to be prosecuted, as he demands to be, for alleging holding migrants hostage for days aboard coast guard ship Gregoretti instead of letting them immediately disembark in Sicily, while he was interior minister, in Rome. An Italian prosecutor on Saturday, April 10, 2021 told a court that there's no reason to order right-wing leader Salvini to stand trial for alleged kidnapping for his role in keeping rescued migrants aboard a coast guard ship for days in summer 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
April 10

5 killed in election violence in India's West Bengal state

Indian police say five people were killed by gunfire in election-related violence at two polling stations in West Bengal state
April 10
Voters leave a polling station after casting their votes during the fourth phase of West Bengal state elections in Kolkata, India, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
April 10

Aid group says detained migrant killed, 2 injured in Libya

An international charity says a shooting at a detention center for migrants in Libya’s capital has left one migrant dead and two others injured
April 10
April 10

Apartment of Russian investigative journalist raided

Russian authorities took a prominent investigative journalist in for questioning after searching his apartment
April 10
April 10

What is behind the latest unrest in Northern Ireland?

A look at the background to the new violence.
April 10
FILE - In this May 5, 1981 file photo British troops, in foreground, clash with demonstrators in a Catholic dominated area of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The chaotic scenes during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland have stirred memories of decades of Catholic-Protestant conflict, known as "The Troubles." A 1998 peace deal ended large-scale violence but did not resolve Northern Ireland's deep-rooted tensions. (AP Photo, File)
April 10

Djibouti says longtime president on way to winning 5th term

Djibouti’s government says longtime President Ismail Omar Guelleh has overwhelmingly won a fifth term, citing provisional results
April 10
Djibouti's President Ismael Omar Guelleh casts his vote in the capital Djibouti city, Djibouti Friday, April 9, 2021. The Horn of Africa country of Djibouti is going to the polls on Friday as President Ismail Omar Guelleh seeks a fifth term in the small but strategically important nation home to military bases for the United States, China and others. (AP Photo)
April 09

Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean's St. Vincent

An explosive eruption has rocked La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent
April 09
Plumes of ash rise from the La Soufriere volcano as it erupts on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, as seen from Chateaubelair, Friday, April 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Orvil Samuel)
April 09

Chinese regulator fines e-commerce giant Alibaba $2.8 billion on charges of violating anti-monopoly rules

Chinese regulator fines e-commerce giant Alibaba $2.8 billion on charges of violating anti-monopoly rules
April 09
April 09

Pandemic, hunger force thousands into sex work in Mexico

Hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced former sex workers in Mexico back into the trade years after they left
April 09
Transgender sex worker Geraldine wearing cat make-up, sits on her usual corner as she waits for clients outside the Revolution subway station, in Mexico City, Saturday, March 13, 2021. Geraldine, 30, a sex worker since age 15, says many of her regular clients have stopped coming amid the coronavirus pandemic and that seeing new clients presents new health and security risks. She is most concerned about the risk of bringing COVID-19 home to her partner, who has diabetes. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
April 09

Prince Phillip ‘absolutely intrinsic to the history of the UK’: Royal expert

Author and ABC News contributor Imogen Lloyd Weber discusses the life and legacy of Prince Phillip and whether Prince Harry will attend funeral services in Great Britain.
April 09
VIDEO: Prince Phillip ‘absolutely intrinsic to the history of the UK’: Royal expert
April 09

Myanmar junta attacks again as spokesman defends crackdown

Security forces in Myanmar have again cracked down heavily on anti-coup protesters even as the military downplayed reports of state violence
April 09
An anti-coup protester shows the three fingered salute of resistance during a strike walk with slogans to show their disaffection for military coup at neighborhood area of Hlaing township in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, April 9, 2021. Threats of lethal violence and arrests of protesters have failed to suppress daily demonstrations across Myanmar demanding the military step down and reinstate the democratically elected government. (AP Photo)
April 09

Brazil's daily deaths from COVID pass 4,000 for first time

Brazil has reported a 24-hour tally of COVID-19 deaths exceeding 4,000 for the first time, becoming the second nation to go above that daily threshold
April 09
Wearing a mask to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro arrives for a ceremony to deliver affordable homes built by the government, in a neighborhood of Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Apr. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
April 09

Positive atmosphere, little progress in Iran nuclear talks

Nascent talks aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran have broken without any immediate signs of progress on the thorny issues dividing Washington and Tehran
April 09
Russia's Governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mikhail Ulyanov, arrives at the Grand Hotel Wien where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Foreign ministry officials from the countries still in the accord, the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, are meeting in Vienna to push forward efforts to bring the United States back into the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Florian Schroetter)
April 09

Religious party seeks gains in Peru's legislative elections

The Agricultural People’s Front of Peru has emerged as a potential favorite in Sunday’s legislative elections amid widespread disgust with the country's traditional politicians and an extremely fragmented electorate
April 09
A member of the Israelites of the New Universal Pact religious group, holds out her right arm to maintain her balance as she walks through a market on the muddy banks of the Amazon River, in Alto Monte de Israel, Peru, Sunday, March 28, 2021. The political arm of the messianic group, the Agricultural People's Front of Peru, known as Frepap, has emerged as a potential favorite in Sunday's April 11th legislative elections. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
April 09

Kremlin says it fears full-scale fighting in Ukraine's east

Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists have been fighting since 2014.
April 09
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a cabinet meeting via video conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 8, 2021. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
April 09

Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean's St. Vincent

An explosive eruption has rocked La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent
April 09
This image provided by Maxar Technologies shows La Soufriere volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Thursday, April 8, 2021, the day before it erupted. (Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies via AP)