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Anxious Zimbabwe awaits presidential election results

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Hundreds of angry opposition supporters outside Zimbabwe's electoral commission were met by riot police firing tear gas on Wednesday as the country awaited the results of Monday's presidential election, the ...

IS claims Tajikistan attack that killed 4 foreign cyclists

By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a car-and-knife attack on Western tourists cycling in Tajikistan that killed two Americans and two Europeans. Officials in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation didn't publicly ...

Animals, crops and people all suffer amid Europe’s heatwave

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims. Some regions in Germany sweltered as the mercury hit 39 degrees Celsius ...

Zimbabwe says election is clean; opposition is skeptical

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's election took an uneasy turn Tuesday when the opposition alleged results were not posted outside one-fifth of polling stations as required by law, and the electoral commission said the impatient ...

Assault on compound, roadside bomb kill 26 in Afghanistan

By RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A coordinated assault on a government compound in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 15 people and a roadside bomb in the western part of the country killed 11 on Tuesday, Afghan officials said. A suicide car bomb went off outside a ...

Bodies of 76 killed in deadly Greek wildfires identified

By ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The bodies of 76 people killed by Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified, authorities said Tuesday, as forensic experts kept working to identify more remains recovered from the charred resort area. Separately, ...

US Vatican cardinal: “Not once did I even suspect” McCarrick

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — The highest-ranking American at the Vatican insisted Tuesday he never knew or even suspected that his former boss, disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, allegedly sexually abused boys and adult seminarians, telling The Associated ...

Opposition says Cambodian election was death of democracy

By SOPHENG CHEANG and JERRY HARMER, Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen congratulated itself Monday on its election victory, while the opposition party unable to contest the polls said they marked the death of democracy in the ...

Report says 3rd party intervention possible in MH370 mystery

By EILEEN NG, Associated Press PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released Monday, more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, highlighted shortcomings in the government's response and raised the possibility of "intervention ...

Zimbabwe votes for first time without Mugabe on ballot

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans on Monday were voting peacefully in their first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, a contest that could bring international legitimacy and investment or signal more stagnation if the ...