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FILE - In this Feb.11, 2020 file photo, a group of migrants disembark from a vessel after being rescued by Spanish maritime authorities at Motril port in Granada, Spain. The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday Feb. 13, 2020 upheld an appeal and backed Spain's express deportation of two African migrants back to Morocco from a Spanish enclave in northwest Africa as part of a mass expulsion ruling that there had been no violation of articles of the European Convention on Human Rights. (AP Photo/Jesus Merida, File)

European court backs Spain on express migrant deportations

Feb. 13, 2020 12:04 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday backed Spain’s express deportation of two African migrants back to Morocco from a Spanish enclave in northwest Africa as part of a mass expulsion. The court’s grand chamber ruled that there had been no violation of two articles of...

A group of migrants rescued by Spanish maritime authorities stand on a rescue vessel as they arrive at Malaga port, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Spain on Monday rescued 119 migrants from the sea and was looking for 67 more believed to have gone missing on a boat while trying to reach European shores, the country's maritime authorities said on Monday. (AP Photo/Jesus Merida)

Spain finds 69 migrants missing for a day in smuggling boat

Feb. 11, 2020 8:46 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain has located 69 African migrants who had gone missing while trying to reach Europe by boat, the country's Maritime Rescue service said Tuesday. A spokeswoman with the government agency said that a merchant ship found the boat some 36 nautical miles south of the Spanish port city of...

Spain rescues 119 migrants, launches search for 67 missing

Feb. 10, 2020 4:29 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain on Monday rescued 119 migrants from the sea and was looking for 67 more believed to have gone missing on a boat while trying to reach European shores, the country's maritime authorities said on Monday. A spokesman with the Maritime Rescue agency said the search for the missing rubber...

People gather for a demonstration in Rabat, Morocco, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Thousands of Moroccans took part in a march rejecting Trump's Middle East peace plan and in support of Palestinians. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Moroccans protest Trump's Mideast plan, support Palestinians

Feb. 9, 2020 10:32 AM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Morocco's capital Sunday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan for the Mideast and to oppose what they see as the Moroccan government's lenient position toward it. Moroccan political leaders, from Islamists to left-wing figures, took part...

Quigley wins in Morocco in 2nd PGA Tour Champions start

Feb. 1, 2020 12:59 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Brett Quigley won the Morocco Champions in his second PGA Tour Champions start, saving par on the final two holes Saturday to hold off Stephen Ames by a stroke. The 50-year-old Quigley won a PGA Tour-sanctioned event for the first time since taking the 2001 Arkansas Classic for...

A look at the week ahead in golf

Jan. 28, 2020 11:25 AM EST

PGA TOUR WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN Site: Scottsdale, Ariz. Course: TPC Scottsdale. Yardage: 7,261. Par: 71. Purse: $7.3 million. Winner's share: $1,314,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Defending champion: Rickie Fowler....

This Jan. 27, 2020, photo, provided by Dr. Khamis Hassan Bakari of Tanzania, shows him posing for a photo in Wuhan, China. Bakari is among more than 4,000 African students in the Chinese city of 11 million people, and has been sending updates on social media about the outbreak of a new virus to the more than 400 other Tanzanian students in Wuhan, as China’s astonishing lockdown of more than 30 million people continues. (Khamis Hassan Bakari via AP)

'Like I'm trapped': Africans in China lockdown see no escape

Jan. 28, 2020 11:13 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in. “Everybody is scared. Scared of seeing anyone,” the 39-year-old Tanzanian doctor said, as...

Dozens of people gathered in front of Rabat Parliament to denounce the situation of freedom of speechin Rabat, Thursday Jan 9 2020. Authorities across Morocco escalated a nationwide persecution of dissenting voices during 2019 that has activists and rights associations worried over a growing state-control of free speech on social media, considered the last remaining venue for Moroccans to speak freely. (AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage)

Moroccan rights group warns over free speech after arrests

Jan. 9, 2020 1:09 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Leading Moroccan human rights activists warned Thursday of an assault on freedom of expression in the country following the arrest over recent months of 15 journalists, bloggers, rappers and social media users. Supporters of the detainees organised a protest in front of the...

Woman sues TripAdvisor after falling off runaway camel

Jan. 4, 2020 2:35 PM EST

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A woman is suing TripAdvisor after a runaway camel tossed her to the ground during a tour in Morocco. Breanne Ayala, 24, is accusing Massachusetts-based TripAdvisor and its subsidiary Viator of negligence and breach of contract for failing to ensure the camel tour company was operating...

Spanish NGOs accuse Spain of illegal migrant push-back

Jan. 4, 2020 2:15 PM EST

Madrid (AP) — Spanish human rights groups called Saturday for an investigation into potentialhuman rights violations by Spanish authorities after thealleged expulsion of 42 migrants to Morocco without due process. In a statement that was also co-signed by over 60 human rights organizations, human rights...