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Death toll from Senegal protests rises to 15 as opposition supporters clash with police

Jun. 03, 2023 18:12 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The number of people killed in days of clashes between Senegalese police and supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko has now risen to 15, including two security officers, the government said on Saturday. While Dakar was calmer on Saturday, clashes...

3 Israeli soldiers, Egyptian officer killed in gunbattle at the border

Jun. 03, 2023 14:33 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A gunbattle along Israel’s southern border with Egypt left three Israeli soldiers and an Egyptian officer dead Saturday, officials said. It was a rare instance of deadly violence along the frontier. Israel said the Egyptian border guard crossed into Israel and...

US defense secretary says Washington won't stand for 'coercion and bullying' from China

Jun. 03, 2023 13:44 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin vowed Saturday that Washington would not stand for any “coercion and bullying” of its allies and partners by China, while assuring Beijing that the United States remains committed to maintaining the status quo on Taiwan and would prefer...

Eastern Libyan authorities round up thousands in crackdown on migrants

Jun. 03, 2023 10:48 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities rounded up thousands of mostly Egyptian migrants and amassed them at the border, activists said Saturday, as Libya continued its crackdown on migrants. The migrants were detained in raids over the past two days on trafficking warehouses in the border...

DeSantis wraps up 1st early states tour as candidate with more personal touch in South Carolina

Jun. 03, 2023 01:38 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was wrapping up his first tour of early voting states as a presidential candidate on Friday, showcasing his personal side in South Carolina with a lighthearted sit-down with his wife and an emotional moment with a military spouse. ...

UN calls for immediate cease-fire in Sudan and path to renewed democratic transition talks

Jun. 02, 2023 19:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called Friday for an immediate cease-fire in Sudan to be followed by a permanent halt to hostilities and fresh efforts to reach a lasting democratic political settlement in the conflict-wracked country. The U.N.’s most powerful body...

Clashes in Senegal kill at least 9; government bans social media platforms and closes university

Jun. 02, 2023 12:44 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Clashes between police and supporters of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko left nine people dead, the government said Friday, with authorities issuing a blanket ban on the use of several social media platforms in the aftermath of the violence. The...

French Open lets Belarus' Sabalenka skip standard news conference after questions about Ukraine war

Jun. 02, 2023 14:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two years after Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open when she was fined, then threatened with disqualification, for skipping news conferences, another top tennis player — No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka, the Australian Open champion — was allowed to avoid the traditional...

Australian PM Albanese stresses need for diplomacy, guardrails in dealing with China

Jun. 02, 2023 10:34 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — As tensions grow between the United States and China in the Asia-Pacific, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told a gathering of top defense officials Friday that open channels of communication are critical for preserving peace, while also advocating effective deterrence....

Restoration lags for Syria's famed Roman ruins at Palmyra and other war-battered historic sites

Jun. 02, 2023 02:14 AM EDT

PALMYRA, Syria (AP) — At the height of the Islamic State group's rampage across Syria, the world watched in horror as the militants blew up an iconic arch and temple in the country’s famed Roman ruins in Palmyra. Eight years later, IS has lost its hold but restoration work on the...