By Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Voters in Gabon turned out for an election on Saturday that could mark the greatest challenge yet to President Ali Bongo, whose family has controlled the oil-producing central African nation for nearly half a century. Bongo faces nine other candidates
Turkish warplanes struck civilian homes and positions held by a group allied to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance in a village south of Jarablus in northern Syria on Saturday, the group said in a statement. The Jarablus Military Council group, part of the Kurdish-backed SDF, said the attack
By Nick Tattersall and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL/KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish forces will remain in Syria for as long as it takes to cleanse the border of Islamic State and other militants, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday, after a truck bombing by Kurdish insurgents killed at least
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By Iona Serrapica and Gabriele Pileri ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (Reuters) - Italy marked a day of national mourning on Saturday for 290 people killed in a quake that devastated parts of its mountainous heart, holding a state funeral for 35 of the victims. As political leaders gathered for the funeral Mass
A rampant New Zealand inflicted further pain on a fired-up Australia with a 29-9 victory to claim the Bledisloe Cup in Wellington on Saturday. The Wallabies stayed in touch in the first half, with the All Blacks only 15-9, but were kept scoreless in the second half as the All Blacks added a further
Colombia's defense minister has insisted the historic ceasefire with FARC rebels will not end the country's commitment to fight crime, as a judge on Friday issued arrest warrants for leaders of another group also pushing for a peace deal. President Juan Manuel Santos ordered a definitive ceasefire
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Voting has started in Gabon, where the president is trying to overcome a coalition of high-profile opponents to win re-election and maintain a family dynasty that stretches back to the 1960s.
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — A young man wept over a little girl's small white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another white coffin ahead of a state funeral in Italy for some of the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a central mountainous area this week.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful." Two months later, nearly 2,000 suspected
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.
(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gaston is expected to become a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory. The system, with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 km per hour), is located about 820 miles (1,325 km) east-southeast
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency services say a fire swept through a printing plant's warehouse in Moscow on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan.
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's grid penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix has increased to a whopping 55 places after Mercedes made further engine changes on Saturday.
Stephen Cook and Quinton de Kock gave South Africa a good start after the hosts were sent in to bat in the series-deciding second Test against New Zealand on Saturday. South Africa were 100 for no wicket at lunch at Centurion's SuperSport Park. De Kock, the South African wicketkeeper, was moved
SYDNEY (AP) — It was more than two hours before the start of Saturday's U.S. college season opener between California and Hawaii, and Anthony Goodluck and his son were already milling outside Sydney's Olympic stadium, soaking up the early atmosphere.
The Tehran prosecutor recommended strict new rules on Saturday for concerts in the capital, the latest in a tug of war between moderates and conservatives that has already seen live music banned in Iran's second city Mashhad. Police should record all events, while the culture ministry and the provincial
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Winger Israel Dagg scored two tries as New Zealand beat Australia 29-9 in a Rugby Championship test on Saturday which also extended their 13-year hold on the Bledisloe Cup.
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