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Militants assault worshippers in Sinai, killing at least 200
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, settling off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing at least 200 people in the deadliest ever attack on Egyptian civilians by Islamic extremists....

The Latest: Egypt's president condemns mosque attack
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- The Latest on mosque attack in Egypt (all times local):...

Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely known as the Crocodile, is seen as a smart, ruthless politician, but many question if he will be able to bring the change the country craves....

'We must work together,' Zimbabwe's new leader declares
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed Friday he will work to reduce crushing unemployment and return the country to prosperity after years of decline, as the nation cheered a new beginning after the extraordinary exit of Robert Mugabe....

The Latest: Zimbabwean minister was assaulted, lawyer says
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on the inauguration of Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local):...

Argentina: Search for missing sub accelerates despite blast
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The round-the-clock international search for a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days is accelerating amid growing fears for its 44 crew members....

Attacks on Israeli soldier turned whistleblower get personal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A former Israeli combat officer turned whistleblower has found himself in the fight of his lifetime, leading a campaign against Israel's occupation of the West Bank and drawing relentless criticism from the country's leaders who have labeled him a traitor....

Oscar Pistorius' sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete's fate after the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp....

Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said....

EU blames Russia for death of 5 in eastern Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Friday blamed Russia for the deaths of at least five troops in eastern Ukraine in what appears to be the worst outburst of violence in months....

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Militants assault worshippers in Sinai, killing at least 200