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Plight of Palestinian refugees now spans 5 generations
JERASH CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the birth of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip....

France begins presidential vote in test for populism
PARIS (AP) -- Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's seen as a litmus test for the spread of populism around the world and a vote on the future of Europe....

The Latest: Voter turnout in France so far similar to 2012
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local):...

11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race
PARIS (AP) -- From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. The traditional contenders are joined - and often have been overshadowed during the campaign - by rivals pledging to scrap long-held expectations, such as France's participation in the European Union and NATO....

Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday....

Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms....

Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, but other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. university campuses, according to a report released Sunday....

Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police say
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others....

Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 72 years ago
BERLIN (AP) -- Holocaust survivors and officials have gathered at the memorial sites of former concentration camps Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany and Sachsenhausen near Berlin to commemorate the liberation of the camps 72 years ago....

Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key US base
DJIBOUTI (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones....

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Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest

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Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls