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'He fell a hero:" French praise policeman in hostage swap
TREBES, France (AP) -- The French police officer who swapped himself for a female supermarket employee being held hostage had already received a lifetime of accolades by the time he walked unarmed into the store under attack by an extremist gunman....

The Latest: Trump tweets support for French shooting victims
TREBES, France (AP) -- The Latest on the extremist attack in southern France (all times local):...

UK watchdog eyes evidence seized from Cambridge Analytica
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's information regulator said Saturday it was assessing evidence gathered from a raid on the office of data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information by political campaigns and social media companies like Facebook....

Egypt: Car bomb in Alexandria kills 2 policemen
CAIRO (AP) -- A bomb placed under a nearby car exploded Saturday in the coastal city of Alexandria as the city security chief's convoy passed by, killing two policemen and wounding four others, the Interior Ministry said....

Hundreds gather to leave second pocket in Syria's Ghouta
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of members of a rebel group and their relatives boarded Saturday 17 buses in preparation to leave eastern Ghouta to opposition-held areas north of the country Saturday as part of an agreement to evacuate the second of three pockets held by opposition fighters east of the capital Damascus, Syria's state media reported....

In Egypt, wall-to-wall el-Sissi banners inspire satire
CAIRO (AP) -- In a surreal scene from the 2001 film "Vanilla Sky," Tom Cruise runs through a deserted Times Square before screaming in despair. In a satirical version widely shared in Egypt, the square is filled with campaign billboards for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi....

Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters march in Zagreb
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters marched Saturday in downtown Zagreb to protest an international convention they said indirectly legalizes gay marriages and gives rights to transgender people....

Young people give Pope Francis a piece of their mind
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Young Catholics told the Vatican on Saturday they want a more transparent and authentic church, where women play a greater leadership role and where obeying "unreachable" moral standards isn't the price of admission....

Lights go dark for Earth Hour to focus on climate change
NEW DELHI (AP) -- In Sydney, the Opera House went dark. In New Delhi, the lights were switched off at the city's great arch. In Kuala Lumpur, darkness fell on the Petronas Towers....

Turkey's president calls anti-war students "terrorists"
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president on Saturday criticized anti-war students at a top university, calling them "terrorists" and promising to oust them from their studies....

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Afghanistan: Sticky bomb blast in Kabul kills 1, wounds 13

Eiffel Tower protest: Marchers back more US gun control

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexican prosecutors arrest 3 ex-officials in killings

Middle East
Egypt: Car bomb in Alexandria kills 2 policemen