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Father of suspect in UK lawmaker's slaying is 'traumatized'

Oct. 17, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters told British media he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continued questioning the suspect under terrorism laws. ...

Ivory Coast's ex-leader Gbagbo vows return to political life

Oct. 17, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo told supporters Sunday that he'll be involved in politics until his dying day, detailing his ambitions publicly for the first time since being acquitted of war crimes charges. The 76-year-old...

Israeli officer punished for violence against protesters

Oct. 17, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it has reprimanded an officer who was found to have used excessive force against protesters in the occupied West Bank, including pushing a 65-year-old Israeli peace activist to the ground. The army said the officer, a...

Shooting in Syria could mark new phase in Israeli campaign

Oct. 17, 2021 06:40 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The death of a former Syrian Druse lawmaker, allegedly by Israeli sniper fire, could mark a new phase in Israel’s war against Iranian entrenchment in neighboring Syria. Syria’s state-run news agency said that Midhat Saleh was fatally shot Saturday...

Officials in Yemen: Houthi blockade restricts aid, movement

Oct. 17, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s rebels continued their weekslong blockade of a district in the central province of Marib, cutting off humanitarian aid and halting movement of its 37,000 people, officials and U.N. aid workers said Sunday. The Iran-backed Houthi rebels have...

Pope decries attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and England

Oct. 17, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried recent deadly attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and Britain, expressing closeness to the families of victims and calling violence “a defeat for everyone.” “Last week various attacks were carried out, for example in...

Syrian shelling of rebel-held areas close to Turkey kills 4

Oct. 16, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government shelling of a rebel-held town near the border with Turkey on Saturday killed four people and wounded more than a dozen, Syrian opposition activists said. The shelling of the town of Sarmada comes amid increasing tensions in the last...

'He was Southend': Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

Oct. 16, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (AP) — David Amess was a man of the people, a hard-working British lawmaker who had no grand political ambitions beyond serving those who had elected him for nigh-on 40 years. His shocking death at the hands of a knife-wielding man at a church...

Sudanese protesters call for dissolving of joint government

Oct. 16, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets Saturday in the capital, Khartoum, to call for the dissolving of the joint military-civilian government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The protest could further increase political tensions in Sudan, threatening...

Lawmaker's killing wounds 'British tradition' of openness

Oct. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

The name alone — “the surgery" — evokes a place where help is sought and given. British lawmaker David Amess, like others, hosted his all-are-welcome surgeries regularly, meeting the voters he represented with a smile and a ready ear for whatever concerns, problems, gripes and hopes...