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South Africa's Higgo wins Palmetto Championship at Congaree

Jun. 13, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Garrick Higgo's day began with a call from South African golfing great Gary Player. It ended in triumph just like so many of Player's Sundays did in his Hall of Fame career. The 22-year-old Higgo won the Palmetto Championship at Congaree for his...

Islamist party makes early victory claim in Algeria election

Jun. 13, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A moderate Islamist party claimed victory Sunday in Algeria's legislative election even though results were not expected for several more days. Less than 24 hours after polls closed in the North African country, the head of the Movement for a...

Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray

Jun. 13, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Sunday that humanitarian aid reach hungry people in the war-torn Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are blocking food deliveries and other assistance. Francis called for an immediate end to the...

Nigerian refugee's dreams come true in Traverse City

Jun. 13, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Blessing Ovie’s wings weren’t just clipped. They weren’t just broken. No, it was much worse than that. The world took Ovie’s wings from her. The world convinced her that she didn’t have wings, that she never had...

Algeria election gets low turnout amid opposition boycott

Jun. 12, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians voted for a new parliament Saturday in an election with a majority of novice independent candidates running under new rules meant to erase political corruption and open the way to a “new Algeria.” But the turnout was dismal for the first legislative...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jun. 11, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

JUNE 4-JUNE 10, 2021 From the arrival of U.S. President Joe Biden in the U.K. for the G-7 summit to the partial eclipse of the sun in London, traffic queues in Lagos to passengers preparing to depart on a cruise ship in Venice, this photo gallery highlights some of the...

Brazil, UAE, Albania, Ghana and Gabon win UN council seats

Jun. 11, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations elected five countries to join the powerful U.N. Security Council on Friday with no suspense because all were unopposed -- Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Albania, Ghana and Gabon. Winning a seat on the 15-member Security...

Trial begins for Marine accused in soldier's hazing death

Jun. 11, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — To hear a military prosecutor tell it, U.S. Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez was tasked with smashing open the bedroom door of a U.S. Army Green Beret with a sledge hammer and then turning on some music. Another Marine was supposed to remove the Green...

UN says over 200 migrants intercepted off Libyan shores

Jun. 11, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than 200 migrants bound for Europe were intercepted on Friday by Libya's coast guard just off the shore of the North African country, a U.N. spokeswoman said. Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration, tweeted that...

Sea search continues after Spanish girl's body found in bag

Jun. 11, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain is in shock after investigators combing the seabed near the Canary Islands found the body of one of two young sisters taken by their father weeks earlier without the mother's permission. Coroners have confirmed that the body found in a bag and tied...