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Brief scuffles slow tallying in Kenya's close election

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s peaceful presidential election saw a brief disruption when riot police responded to scuffles at the national tallying center amid tensions over the close results. ...

EXPLAINER: Tension between Nicaragua and the Catholic Church

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Earlier this month Nicaragua shuttered seven radio stations belonging to the Catholic Church and launched an investigation into the bishop of Matagalpa, Monsignor Rolando Álvarez, a...

Agent: Rushdie off ventilator and talking, day after attack

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — “The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York. ...

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on lecture stage in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as...

By chance, AP reporter on scene to witness Rushdie attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Reporter Joshua Goodman traveled with his family to the Chautauqua Institution in western New York for a peaceful week away from the news. Instead, the news found him. ...

At 75, India’s democracy is under pressure like never before

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Aug. 5 demonstrations by India’s main opposition Congress party against soaring food prices and unemployment began like any other recent protest — an electorally weak opposition t...

How life has changed for Afghans since the Taliban takeover

The Taliban took the world by surprise when they captured Kabul on August 15 last year experiencing little or no resistance from former President Ashraf Ghani's forces. The Islamic fundamentalist ...

Man arrested near home of Iranian dissident faces gun charge

NEW YORK (AP) — A man arrested in New York City last month near the home of an Iranian opposition activist and writer has been indicted on a weapons count. The indictment charges Kh...

Guatemalans march in protest of corruption, cost of living

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of Guatemalans set out from various points of the capital Thursday to protest alleged corruption by a deeply unpopular government, the high cost of living and attacks on...

Russian reporter put under house arrest over war criticism

A court in Russia on Thursday ordered a former state TV journalist placed under house arrest for nearly two months pending an investigation and potential trial on charges of spreading false informatio...

Book has insight, no clear answer on Northam yearbook photo

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia author's investigative effort to uncover the origins of a racist photo on Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page has ended inconclusively, according to the author...

Fact check: Have the Taliban kept their promises?

Women's rights will be respected within the norms of Islamic law Claim: The group's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in his first press conference in August 2021: "Women are going to ...

Russian journalist detained, charged over war criticism

Russian authorities detained a former state TV journalist who quit after staging an on-air protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine and charged her Wednesday with spreading false information about Russ...

Halted shipments of Russian oil resume to Slovakia

PRAGUE (AP) — Oil shipments from Russia through a critical pipeline to several European countries resumed after a problem over payments for transit was resolved, Slovakia’s Economy Minister Richard Su...

Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder's case endangers press freedom, his wife tells DW

Human rights lawyer Stella Assange — the wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — says her husband's ongoing extradition battle has set a dangerous precedent for press freedom worldw...