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Protesters loot office of Mali president's political party

Protesters have ransacked an office belonging to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s political party
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Anti-government protesters burn tires and barricade roads in the capital Bamako, Mali, Friday, July 10, 2020. Thousands marched Friday in Mali's capital in anti-government demonstrations urged by an opposition group that rejects the president's promises of reforms. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
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South Africa returns to ban on alcohol sales as virus surges

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country will immediately return to a ban on the sale of alcohol to reduce the volume of trauma patients so that hospitals have more beds to treat COVID-19 patients
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Covid-19 patients are being treated with oxygen at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday July 10, 2020. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize this week said South Africa could run out of available hospital beds within the month. "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," he told lawmakers. The African continent overall has over 523,000 confirmed virus cases after passing the half-million milestone on Wednesday. But shortages in testing materials mean the true number is unknown.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

Only five years ago, Britain and China were celebrating a “golden era" in relations
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, participants wave British and U.S. flags during a rally demanding electoral democracy and call for boycott of the Chinese Communist Party and all businesses seen to support it in Hong Kong. Only five years ago, former British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a “golden era” in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of beer at the pub and signing off trade deals worth billions. Those friendly scenes now seem like a distant memory, with hostile rhetoric ratcheting up this week over Beijing’s new national security law on Hong Kong. China has threatened “consequences” after Britain offered refuge to millions in the former colony. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, file)
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Poland's momentous presidential runoff too close to call

An exit poll in Poland’s presidential runoff election shows a tight race that is too close to call between the conservative incumbent, Andrzej Duda, and the liberal Warsaw mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski
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Voters cast their ballots shortly after polling stations open in Poland's tight presidential election runoff between conservative incumbent President Andrzej Duda and liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in Lomianki, near Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Latest polls showed that the race may be decided by a very small margin. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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Exit poll in Polish presidential runoff shows election is too close to call

Exit poll in Polish presidential runoff shows election is too close to call
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Libyan forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Forces loyal to a Libyan commander say they will only allow the reopening of oil fields and terminals once a mechanism has been set up to fairly distribute revenue across the fiercely divided country
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South Africa's president bans alcohol sales immediately to reduce trauma cases, free hospital beds for virus patients

South Africa's president bans alcohol sales immediately to reduce trauma cases, free hospital beds for virus patients
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Kosovo’s Thaci strongly denies committing any war crimes

He's going to The Hague to convince prosecutors he broke no international law.
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Kosovo president Hashim Thaci speaks during a televised address to the nation, in Pristina, Kosovo, Monday, June 29, 2020. Kosovo’s president on Monday denied committing war crimes during and after a 1998-1999 armed conflict between ethnic Albanian separatists and Serbia and said he would resign if the indictment is confirmed by an international war crimes court. (AP Photo/Astrit Ibrahimi)
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New British-French deal to fight "vile people smuggling"

Human traffickers smuggle migrants across the English Channel.
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UN: Libyan coast guard intercepts 83 Europe-bound migrants

The U.N. migration agency says Libya’s coast guard has intercepted a boat with 83 Europe-bound migrants overnight
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Pakistan says 4 troops, 4 militants killed in shootout in NW

Pakistan’s military says four soldiers have been killed by militants during a shootout in the rugged northwestern region of North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan
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Serbia, Kosovo leaders agree agenda for Brussels talks

The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have agreed on an agenda for face-to-face talks in Brussels on Thursday aimed at ending the deadlock in negotiations on normalizing their relations
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FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2020 file photo, France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, attends a video conference with Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo resumed talks Sunday, July 12, 2020, via video conference with European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in Brussels, aimed at normalizing their long-strained relations, more than 20 years after Belgrade sent troops into its former territory to crush an uprising by ethnic Albanian separatists. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool, File)
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How American Gaylen Grandstaff finally got out of Russia after years falsely jailed

Gaylen Grandstaff faced years in jail for ordering a cleaning product online
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Gaylen Grandstaff in a Moscow courtroom.
July 12

Wombat joins Australian police station

An officer took in a wombat after its mother was killed by a car.
July 12
An officer took in a wombat after its mother was killed by a car.
July 12

Nearly 600,000 vote in Hong Kong pro-democracy primaries

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers have voted in an unofficial two-day primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll
July 12
People wearing face masks queue up to vote in Hong Kong Saturday, July 11, 2020, in an unofficial "primary" for pro-democracy candidates ahead of legislative elections in September. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 12

Pope 'deeply pained' over Turkey's move on Hagia Sophia

Pope Francis says he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to change the status of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia — built as a Christian cathedral — from a museum to a mosque
July 12
Pope Francis delivers his message after the Angelus noon blessing from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, July 12, 2020. In a very brief, improvised remark, Pope Francis, speaking from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square, said he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to change the status of Hagia Sophia, which had originally been built as a Christian cathedral, from that of a museum in Istanbul to a mosque. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 12

Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown

Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people
July 12
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down the Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people. The report released late Saturday, July 11, 2020 by Iran's Civil Aviation Organization comes months after the crash. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
July 12

Games maker Ubisoft shakes up staff amid misconduct probe

French gaming giant Ubisoft is parting ways with its creative director and two other executives following an internal investigation of misconduct and media reports of sexual harassment
July 12
This Nov.3 2017 file photo shows visitors playing Assassin's Creed video game at the Ubisoft stand at the Paris Games Week in Paris. French gaming giant Ubisoft is parting ways with its creative director and two other executives following an internal investigation of misconduct and media reports of sexual harassment. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
July 12

Russian city holds 2nd day of protest over governor arrest

Demonstrators in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk have held a second day of protests against the arrest of the region's governor on suspicion of involvement in several murders
July 12
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UK official suggests masks won't be required in shops

A British official has suggested that people in England won’t have to wear masks in shops
July 12
FILE - In this Thursday, May 21, 2020 file photo, a woman and child wearing face masks past a coronavirus related artwork displayed on screens in the window of the Flannels clothing store on Oxford Street, in central London. People in England won't have to wear masks in shops, a British official suggested on Sunday, in comments that caused confusion after Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated a tougher line was needed for face coverings indoors. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove encouraged people to use masks while inside but stopped short of endorsing their mandatory use in England, saying he trusted people to use “common sense.” (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
July 12

Why George Floyd's death reverberated in Africa

Experts say there is little difference between apartheid and Jim Crow.
July 12
Activists hold placards as they march from the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, during a protest against the death of George Floyd, June 6, 2020.
July 12

Philippines: China should comply with sea feud ruling

The Philippines has renewed its call for compliance with a 4-year-old arbitration ruling that invalidated China’s vast claims in the disputed South China Sea on historical grounds “without any possibility of compromise.”
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Ghosn says he is aiding those who helped him flee to Lebanon

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn says he is assisting those who helped him flee from Japan to Lebanon late last year
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Chinese police blame bus driver for crash that killed 21

Police in southern China say investigators have concluded a bus crash that killed 21 people was caused by the driver, who was unhappy his home was to be demolished
July 12
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Australia to offer residence option to 10,000 Hong Kongers

The Australian government says it will offer around 10,000 Hong Kong passport holders currently living in Australia a chance to apply for permanent residence once their current visas expire
July 12
Journalists take picture and video over the water-filled barriers after an opening ceremony for China's new Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. China's new national security office in Hong Kong got off to an early start on Wednesday with an official opening amidst heavy police presence. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 12

Iran investigators blame shootdown of Ukranian flight on misaligned missile battery, no communication with commanders

Iran investigators blame shootdown of Ukranian flight on misaligned missile battery, no communication with commanders
July 12
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Online funeral set for Seoul mayor over virus concerns

The official funeral for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will be held online this week over coronavirus concerns
July 12
Mourners pass by a memorial altar for late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon at City Hall Plaza in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 12, 2020. The sudden death of Seoul's mayor, reportedly implicated in a sexual harassment complaint, has prompted an outpouring of public sympathy even as it has raised questions about a man who built his career as a reform-minded politician and self-described feminist. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 12

Quake shakes northeast Chinese city; no injuries reported

The Chinese government reports a 5.1 magnitude earthquake has shaken the northeastern city of Tangshan
July 12
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British pilot heading home after Vietnam hospital discharge

A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient has been discharged from a hospital, less than a week after doctors said he was virus-free and healthy enough to return home to Scotland
July 12
In this photo provided by Cho Ray Hospital, a doctor attends to “Patient 91”, a British pilot who survived COVID-19 and seated on a wheelchair as he was recovering at Cho Ray hospital on June 11, 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient is virus free and has recovered enough to make the long flight home next Sunday, doctors said, Monday, July 6. (Cho Ray Hospital via AP)
July 11

Kangaroos brawl in farmer’s backyard

A farmer in Australia captured a pair of boxing kangaroos.
July 11
A farmer in Australia captured a pair of boxing kangaroos.
July 11

Mali protests in 2nd day despite president's call for talks

Police have fired tear gas in Mali’s capital as scattered groups came out for a second straight day of anti-government protests, defying the president’s latest call for dialogue
July 11
Anti-government protesters burn tires and barricade roads in the capital Bamako, Mali, Friday, July 10, 2020. Thousands marched Friday in Mali's capital in anti-government demonstrations urged by an opposition group that rejects the president's promises of reforms. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
July 11

5 killed in attack on South African church

Police have arrested over 40 suspects and seized over 40 firearms.
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Police have arrested over 40 suspects and seized over 40 firearms.
July 11

Puerto Rico questions Spain's legacy as statues tumble in US

Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate symbols of oppression
July 11
Baracutey blows on a conch shell outside the Capitol building while joining a group of activists demanding statues and street names commemorating symbols of colonial oppression be removed, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Dozens of activists marched through the historic part of Puerto Rico’s capital on Saturday to demand that the U.S. territory’s government start by removing statues, including those of explorer Christopher Columbus. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 11

Iran's president warns lockdowns could lead to protests

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that lockdowns meant to curb the spread of the pandemic could lead to street protests over economic problems, his website reported
July 11
People wearing protective face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus sit inside a train in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
July 11

Israelis protest government's economic response to virus

They're directing their anger at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
July 11
Protesters hold signs during a demonstration against Israel's government in Rabin square in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Thousands of Israelis gathered Saturday to protest the new government's failure to address economic woes brought by the coronavirus, directing their anger at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is seeing his support plummeting. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
July 11

Iraq's PM takes step in battle against border corruption

Iraq's prime minister has taken a first step to battle cross-border corruption that has long plagued the country’s frontiers as part of a reform plan to grapple with unprecedented financial shortfalls
July 11
POOL - Iraqi security forces stand guard at the Iraq-Iran border crossing of Mandali in northern province of Diyala, Iraq, Saturday, July, 11, 2020. Al-Kadhimi launched a campaign in the northern province of Diyala to enforce the proper payment of taxes on imported goods and recover "hundreds of millions of dollars" in revenues lost to bribery and other illicit practices. Security forces from the Interior Ministry would supervise the work of border guards in the first step of the campaign in the Mandili border crossing, he told reporters. (Thaier al-Sudani/Pool Photo via AP)
July 11

Tanzania's ruling party nominates president to run again

Tanzania’s ruling party has nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote
July 11
President John Magufuli speaks at the national congress of his ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in Dodoma, Tanzania Saturday, July 11, 2020. Tanzania's ruling party on Saturday nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote. (AP Photo)
July 11

Official: Roadside bomb kills 6 Afghan civilians in east

An Afghan official says at least six civilians, including women and children, have been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan
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Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough tourists

Kuimba Shiri, Zimbabwe's only bird park, has survived tumultuous times, including violent land invasions and a devastating economic collapse
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Gary Strafford, a Zimbabwean falconer, holds an owl inside one of the cages at his bird sanctuary, Kuimba Shiri, near Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, June, 17, 2020. Kuimba Shiri, Zimbabwe's only bird park, has survived tumultuous times, including violent land invasions and a devastating economic collapse. Now the outbreak of COVID-19 is proving a stern test. With Zimbabwe’s inflation currently at more than 750%, tourism establishments are battling a vicious economic downturn worsened by the new coronavirus travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
July 11

Leaders, survivors mark 25 years since Srebrenica massacre

World leaders have joined survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre to remember the 25th anniversary of the atrocity, the only crime in Europe since World War II that has been declared a genocide
July 11
Women lean on a gravestone in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Nine newly found and identified men and boys were laid to rest as Bosnians commemorate 25 years since more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims perished in 10 days of slaughter, after Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces during the closing months of the country's 1992-95 fratricidal war, in Europe's worst post-WWII massacre. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)
July 11

India says Indian, Chinese troops disengaging from standoff

Border standoff followed a clash that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead.
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July 11

5 dead in hostage situation at troubled South Africa church

Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church near Johannesburg
July 11
In this photo made available by the South African Police Services (SAPS), confiscated arms and ammunition, foreground, and arrested suspects, background, lay face-down at a church in Zuurbekom, near Johannesburg, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a church near Johannesburg. (South African Police Services via AP)
July 11

Poland faces momentous choice in tight presidential runoff

Poland votes Sunday in a tight runoff election that pits populist incumbent President Andrzej Duda against a liberal pro-European Union challenger, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski
July 11
In this Thursday, July 9, 2020 photo election campaign posters of incumbent conservative president, Andrzej Duda, right, and his challenger, the liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, for a tight presidential election runoff on Sunday, July 12, 2020 are seen in Raciaz, Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 11

Phones at tables, staying 1 meter apart: Ireland's famed pubs in post-lockdown world

Ireland's famous pubs are reopening but with strict new rules
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A woman waits for a pint of Guinness to settle before serving a customer at Murrays pub, June 29, 2020, in Dublin, Ireland.
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Attack at church in South Africa leaves 5 dead

Police said they have arrested over 40 suspects and rescued multiple hostages.
July 11
Weapons seized by South African police in connection with a hostage situation and shooting at International Pentecostal Holiness Church, northwest of Pretoria, July 11, 2020.
July 11

Bulgarian president urges PM and government to resign

Bulgaria’s president is calling on the center-right government to step down and the chief prosecutor to resign as the only way to ease the growing political tensions that have sparked mass protests across the country
July 11
July 11

Building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria; 2 dead including child

A building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria and killed an adult and a child
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People gather at the site of a collapsed building in Lagos Nigeria, Saturday July 11, 2020. A building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria and scores of people have gathered at the scene. Local reports say two people are dead. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
July 11

25 years since Srebrenica, some victims finally laid to rest

A quarter of a century after losing their loved ones in the Srebrenica massacre,  survivors are grappling with their memories of the blood-soaked summer of 1995 while preparing to give a dignified burial to victims
July 11
Bosnians carry the coffin of a victim outside the former UN base in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Friday, July 10, 2020. Nine newly found and identified men and boys will be laid to rest when Bosnians commemorate on Saturday 25 years since more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims perished in 10 days of slaughter, after Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces during the closing months of the country's 1992-95 fratricidal war, in Europe's worst post-WWII massacre. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)
July 11

More COVID-19 cases in Syria's overcrowded rebel enclave

A monitoring group says at least two doctors in Syria's opposition-held northwest have been infected with the coronavirus
July 11
FILE - In this March 19, 2020 file photo, a member of a humanitarian aid agency disinfects inside Ibn Sina Hospital as prevention against the coronavirus in Idlib, Syria. Hospitals in Syria’s overcrowded opposition-held enclave are suspending non-emergency procedures and outpatient services following the detection of the first case of coronavirus. A leading doctor in the area said on Friday, July 10, 2020 that the measures will last at lest a week. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed, File)
July 11

Kosovo extends EU’s rule of law mission mandate

Kosovo’s president has announced a one-year extension of the mandate of the European Union’s mission to ensure the rule of law in Kosovo
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