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Gunfire erupts again in Burkina Faso day after 2nd coup

Oct. 01, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunshots rang out Saturday in Burkina Faso's capital and soldiers deployed in the streets as tensions lingered a day after military officers overthrew the man who had seized power in a coup only nine months earlier in the West African nation. The...

Army officers appear on Burkina Faso TV, declare new coup

Sep. 30, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — More than a dozen soldiers seized control of Burkina Faso's state television late Friday, declaring that the country's coup leader-turned-president, Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown after only nine months in power. A...

Australia hands Canada its first loss of World Cup, 75-72

Sep. 26, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Ezi Magbegor had 16 points and five blocks to help Australia beat Canada 75-72 on Monday night in the women's World Cup. The win caused a log-jam atop Group B with Australia, Canada and France all with three wins with one game left for each team. “We...

Bec Allen gets hurt as Australia beat Serbia 69-54

Sep. 25, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Bec Allen was instrumental in Australia's 69-54 win over Serbia scoring 16 points on Sunday in the World Cup. But her status for the rest of the tournament is in question after getting hurt in the fourth quarter. Allen was diving for a loose ball in...

Mali prime minister lashes out at France, UN, regional bloc

Sep. 24, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

Mali’s prime minister lashed out Saturday at former colonizer France, the U.N. secretary-general and many people in between, saying that the tumultuous country had been “stabbed in the back" by the French military withdrawal. In the same remarks, Abdoulaye Maiga praised the “exemplary and...

Burkina Faso coup-leader defends his military takeover to UN

Sep. 23, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

Burkina Faso's coup leader-turned-president defended his military takeover on Friday, though he acknowledged it was “perhaps reprehensible" and inconsistent with the United Nations' values. Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba said the overthrow of the democratically elected...

Canada tops France to take control of group at World Cup

Sep. 23, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Nirra Fields scored 17 points and Shay Colley added 11 to help Canada beat France 59-45 on Friday in the women's basketball World Cup. The victory moved Canada (2-0) into the driver's seat as the only unbeaten team left in its group. “It's great for...

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

Sep. 22, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: Mexico has proposed that India and the Vatican lead a U.N.-backed dialogue to seek a peace treaty between Russia and Ukraine, an effort that has not been well received by Kyiv. Mexico has condemned...

Mali marks independence day amid tensions, uncertainty

Sep. 22, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian authorities held a traditional military parade Thursday to make the country's first independence day celebration since French troops departed after nine years of fighting Islamic extremists in its one-time colony. The festivities, featuring fighter planes...

Mali launches air strikes after militants seize village

Sep. 07, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The Malian military launched air strikes Wednesday near a village that witnesses said had been seized by extremists with ties to the Islamic State group. Witnesses reported the takeover of Talataye, in Mali’s northern Gao region, on Tuesday. The development...