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It's a winner: When tennis and fashion collide in Paris

May 18, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Well before Andre Agassi caused a stir with his stone-washed denim shorts at the French Open, the clay courts at Roland Garros were a sporting catwalk for fashion experimentation. more »»

South Africa: Bob Hewitt gets 6 years in prison for rape

May 18, 2015

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge sentenced retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt to six years in prison for rape and sexual assault on Monday. more »»

Greece says it needs bailout deal by end of May

May 18, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's cash-strapped government signaled Monday it needs a deal with its bailout lenders by the end of the month to avoid defaulting on its debt, as renewed concern rattle... more »»

Russian troops captured in Ukraine transferred to capital

May 18, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two Russian soldiers captured while fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine are being transported to the capital, Kiev, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Monday. more »»

Blasts at Kurdish party offices in Turkey injure 6

May 18, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Less than three weeks before Turkey's general election, two separate explosions in buildings housing the local headquarters of a pro-Kurdish political party injured at least... more »»

Islamic State killed hundreds as it took Iraq's Ramadi

May 18, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants likely killed up to 500 Iraqi civilians and soldiers and forced 8,000 people to flee from their homes as they captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi, a provincia... more »»

After truce, Saudi-led coalition resumes airstrikes in Yemen

May 18, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels resumed early on Monday in the southern port city of Aden after a five-day truce expired amid talks on the... more »»

Official: Ethiopia detains 200 suspected human smugglers

May 18, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Two hundred suspected human smugglers have been detained as part of the Ethiopian government's efforts to stem the number of citizens trying to illegally migrate to... more »»

11 detained in ambush of Saudi prince's convoy in Paris

May 18, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says 11 people have been detained in relation to last year's dramatic ambush of a Saudi prince's diplomatic convoy. more »»

Nigerian military: 10 Boko Haram camps destroyed in forest

May 18, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military says it has destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps, killed many militants and captured heavy weaponry in the northeastern Sambisa Forest. more »»

After coup attempt, Burundi deploys army to quell protests

May 18, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Heavily armed soldiers were deployed in Burundi's capital on Monday to quell persistent street protests against the president's bid for a third term, which sparked a cou... more »»

AP PHOTOS: A look from the niqab, worn by some Muslim women

May 18, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Across the Middle East and elsewhere, some conservative Muslim women only look out at the world around them from behind the niqab.

For most, the niqab is a choice. more »»

Historic bathhouse offers respite from Gaza's hardships

May 18, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — After dawn prayers in Gaza, a few dozen men descend a metal staircase to gather in the steamy confines of Hamam al-Sumara, a centuries-old bathhouse where residents o... more »»

Verdict due on French police in case that sparked riots

May 18, 2015

RENNES, France (AP) — A verdict is expected Monday in the trial of two French police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two teenagers in a blighted Paris suburb 10 years ago, amid... more »»

Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group

May 18, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The contested city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State group on Sunday, as Iraqi forces abandoned their weapons and armored vehicles to flee the provincial capital in a major loss... more »»

Burundi president makes first appearance since failed coup

May 18, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza made his first appearance in the capital since an attempted coup against his government last week. more »»

Protesting Macedonians demand government's resignation

May 18, 2015

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Sunday in the center of the Macedonian capital to demand the resignation of conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. more »»

Officials: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes resume in Yemen

May 17, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels resumed early Monday in the southern port city of Aden after a five-day truce came to a close following talks on the... more »»

Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group

May 17, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The contested city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State group on Sunday, as Iraqi forces abandoned their weapons and armored vehicles to flee the provincial capital in a major loss... more »»

Malaysia launches talks amid Asia's growing migrant crisis

May 17, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia launched high-level talks with its neighbors Sunday to try to solve the deepening problem of refugees stranded in boats off Southeast Asia's shores, but... more »»

 
 
 

 

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