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Arabs unite in celebration as Morocco advances in World Cup

Dec. 01, 2022 15:36 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — First Qatar was out, exiting the World Cup with the worst record of a host country. Then the Saudi national team's run ended, despite a historic upset against Argentina last week. Finally Tunisia was eliminated, after a dramatic victory against already-qualified France. ...

Riots in Belgium, Netherlands after Morocco win at World Cup

Nov. 27, 2022 15:55 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots broke out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco’s 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup Sunday. Police detained about a dozen people after they deployed water cannons and fire tear gas to disperse crowds in Brussels and eight more in the...

Student charged in New Mexico campus shooting is released

Nov. 23, 2022 19:38 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A University of New Mexico student was released from jail Wednesday after being accused of plotting with friends to confront a basketball player from a rival university, resulting in the shooting death of one UNM student and the wounding of the player. A...

Venezuelan baseball league condemns violence after 2 brawls

Nov. 20, 2022 22:03 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan Professional Baseball League on Sunday condemned violence and unsportsmanlike conduct on the field after two incidents the day before, including one in which former two-time MLB all-star Asdrúbal Cabrera attacked a rival player as he celebrated a home...

Prosecutor: Witness told police UVA suspect targeted victims

Nov. 16, 2022 18:23 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A witness who saw a University of Virginia student open fire onboard a bus returning from a field trip told police the gunman targeted specific victims — many of them football players — shooting one as he slept, a prosecutor said in court Wednesday. ...

EXPLAINER: Laws and customs in Qatar ahead of 2022 World Cup

Nov. 09, 2022 01:31 AM EST

Over a million sports fans will go to Qatar for the World Cup in November and December, a spectacle that typically turns host countries into a nonstop party. But this year may be different. The tiny, conservative Muslim nation may show little tolerance for the booze-fueled...