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November 25, 2015 - 7:48am
3 days 18 hours ago

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A prominent Burundian journalist says his government is seeking his extradition from Belgium over charges he played a role in a failed coup attempt against the government.

Antoine Kaburahe, director of independent newspaper Iwacu, said in a statement Wednesday that Burundi's government alleges he conspired with the military generals who plotted a failed coup in May during violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's efforts to get a third...

November 25, 2015 - 7:27am
3 days 18 hours ago

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Roman's Interior Ministry has suspended top emergency situation officials following revelations that they lied when they said they were unaware of the existence of a Bucharest nightclub where 60 people died in a fire.

Three senior officials of the Bucharest branch of the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations initially denied knowing that the Colectiv nightclub was operating on the ground floor of a former shoe factory. A fire during a heavy-...

November 25, 2015 - 7:13am
3 days 19 hours ago

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Indian media and a rights group are accusing a paramilitary force of attempting to curtail press freedom by asking newspapers in an insurgency-hit northeastern state to stop publishing statements from a banned rebel group.

Nagaland Page newspaper editor Monalisa Changkija said the Press Council of India, an independent media watchdog, asked the Assam Rifles on Wednesday to explain why it issued notices to newspapers accusing them of supporting the...

November 25, 2015 - 7:01am
3 days 16 hours ago

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on an explosion that targeted a bus carrying Tunisian presidential guards in the capital, Tunis. All times local.

5:35 p.m.

The United States is condemning Tuesday's attack against members of Tunisia's security forces.

National Security Council spokesman Ned Price says the U.S. extends its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and wounded.

Price says the U...

November 25, 2015 - 6:32am
3 days 19 hours ago

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Officials say at least two people have been killed and several others injured by huge wildfires that also destroyed homes near the southern Australian city of Adelaide and continue to burn out of control.

South Australia state Premier Jay Weatherill said on Wednesday two bodies have been recovered and a report remains unconfirmed of a third person killed when a car hit a tree in the razed rural area.

He says firefighters...

November 25, 2015 - 6:08am
3 days 19 hours ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new conservative government has shut down the website of a state investigation into the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski, reopening debate over the disaster.

Law and Justice, the conservative party that took power last week, is led by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the late president's twin brother. Kaczynski and other party leaders have disputed the findings of investigators who declared the disaster an accident....

November 25, 2015 - 5:34am
3 days 20 hours ago

KASESE, Uganda (AP) — Luka Kinyere felt the wet, dark volcanic soil in his calloused palm, thankful for the rain that was falling again after a dry spell.

Although the coffee plants in his plantation were turning green, dry conditions had doomed his chances of turning a profit from this year's second harvest.

Here in the foothills of Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains near the border with Congo, coffee is the lifeblood of many families, and men like the...

November 25, 2015 - 5:26am
3 days 20 hours ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has shot a Palestinian after he stabbed and wounded an Israeli in the West Bank.

The military says the assailant's condition wasn't immediately known. Eli Bin, the head of Israel's rescue service MDA, told Israeli media that the Israeli was moderately wounded.

Wednesday's incident is the latest in an unrelenting, two month-long wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence. It comes a day after U.S. Secretary of State...

November 25, 2015 - 5:10am
3 days 20 hours ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The company that runs Dubai-based airline Emirates says it has bought a majority stake in a Brazilian firm that provides ground handling services at two dozen airports in the South American country.

The Emirates Group's air services arm Dnata said Wednesday its deal to buy a controlling stake in RM Ground Services is the division's first acquisition in South America. Financial terms were not disclosed.


November 25, 2015 - 5:08am
3 days 21 hours ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Firefighters say they've extinguished a blaze at a 32-story office and retail building in Dubai.

Dubai civil defense officials say the fire at the Regal Tower in Dubai's Business Bay neighborhood started around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Brigadier Ahmad Obaid al-Sayegh, the acting director of Dubai's civil defense force, told The Associated Press that it wasn't a major fire....

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