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Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein’s leader after 34 years

The divisive politician is known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement.

Argentina unsure if signals came from lost submarine

A multinational search is continuing for the missing submarine, which has 44 crew members aboard.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe refuses to say if he’ll resign

Many political observers and fellow Zimbabweans had been expecting Mugabe to step down as president.

Saudi Arabia wants resolute anti-Iran stand from Arab League

It said showing leniency toward Tehran would only encourage it to press on with its meddling in other countries.

Syria gains ground against ISIS, rebel groups

The Islamic State now defends just strips of desert territory in the country and a besieged pocket outside Damascus.

US Marine involved in deadly crash on Okinawa

The Marine Corps said the soldier, Nicholas James-McLean, was injured in the crash, which was under investigation.

Ex-leader wins first round of Chile’s presidential vote

Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera ran on a a promise to resuscitate the flagging economy.

Fire kills at least 19 in Beijing apartment building

Many of the victims were apparently migrant workers from the Chinese countryside who were trapped.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe refuses to say if he’ll resign

Many political observers and fellow Zimbabweans had been expecting Mugabe to step down as president.

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe resigning after 37 years, official says

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is resigning after nearly four decades in power, according to an official close to the talks on his departure.

102-year-old Holocaust survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew

Eliahu Pietruszka thought his entire family had perished, but recently learned that a younger brother had also survived, and his son, 66-year-old Alexandre, flew from Russia to see him.

Robert Mugabe ousted from his ruling party in Zimbabwe

Cheers and dancing broke out in the building after the vote on the president who had ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years.

In Zimbabwe, uncertainty remains as Robert Mugabe crisis continues

The country’s longtime leader is set to discuss his expected exit with the army commander who put him under house arrest.

Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein’s leader after 34 years

The divisive politician is known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement.

Argentina says it might have received signals from missing sub

Argentina’s Navy detected satellite calls late Saturday that officials believe might have come from a submarine that hadn’t been heard from in three days.

Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

The prime minister will declare a political stance for the first time since making a resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia.

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

Delegates expressed satisfaction at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming.

Palestinians chafe over US pressure

The Trump administration is pushing Palestinians to enter serious peace talks with Israel.

Tens of thousands rally against Mugabe in Zimbabwe capital

The demonstrators called for the president to give up power, days after a military takeover placed him under house arrest.

Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned

Still clinging to his now-powerless post, Zimbabwe’s president was scheduled on Sunday to discuss his expected exit.

Zimbabwe: A guide to what’s happened so far in Mugabe drama

A lot has happened in the past few days in Zimbabwe, where the world’s oldest head of state tries to remain in power even under military house arrest. Here’s a quick guide to the key events and players.

Lebanon’s PM Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Saudi Arabia for France early Saturday, two weeks after declaring his resignation from the kingdom and sparking speculation that he was forced to do so.

Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria

Russia has vetoed a U.N. resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Zimbabwe’s governing party moves to expel Mugabe, effectively endorsing coup

ZANU-PF took the first step in legally ousting the 93-year-old leader after a military takeover two days earlier.

5 killed as Kenya police clash with Odinga supporters

Tensions are continuing over the disputed election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Iraqi forces retake last town under ISIS control

Rawa was the final piece of the caliphate declared by the Islamic State more than three years ago.

Violence kills at least 5 children in Damascus suburb

Rebels shelled government-controlled neighborhoods of the Syrian capital, killing at least three civilians.

Surgery reveals parasites in North Korean defector

The discovery opened a window on the dire conditions in the country, including poor hygiene and nutrition.

Activists praise Trudeau’s comments about Duterte crackdown

An international rights group praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday for publicly expressing concerns about the Philippine president’s deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, saying the “quiet diplomacy” adopted by U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders won’t stop the drug killings.

Lebanese PM plans France trip after shock resignation in Saudi Arabia: officials.

Lebanese PM plans France trip after shock resignation in Saudi Arabia: officials.

Zimbabwe military is discovering that removing Mugabe may not be so easy

The 93-year-old former liberation hero turned authoritarian leader seemed to be in good spirits on Thursday in photos and his limosine was seen around the capital without an army escort.

Suicide bomber strikes Kabul political gathering, killing at least 12

Suicide bomber strikes Kabul political gathering, killing at least 12

Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor seeks probe into Maduro

Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into President Nicolas Maduro and four other senior officials for alleged crimes against humanity.

Japanese Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early. Cue the Abject Apologies.

TOKYO — It may have been the most profusely regretted 20 seconds in history.

Cambodia’s Top Court Dissolves Main Opposition Party

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia’s highest court on Thursday dissolved the main opposition party, eliminating the most popular and viable challenger to the country’s authoritarian leader before elections next year.

China says it hasn’t dropped its plan for Korean de-escalation

The assertion contradicts what President Trump said at the end of his 12-day trip to Asia.

Russia, Iran, Turkey to meet over Syria amid US tensions

All three countries have played roles in the battle against ISIS and are concerned about elements of the lingering Syrian rebel groups.

Zimbabwe is calm but tense as Mugabe is urged to go peacefully

People across Zimbabwe are starting another day of uncertainty amid quiet talks to resolve the country’s political turmoil and the likely end of President Robert Mugabe’s decades-long rule.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Christ painting sells for record $450M

A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.

Trump gives himself high marks on foreign policy, Asia trip

President Trump on Wednesday boasted that nearly 10 months of his “America First” foreign policy had restored strength and respect to the United States on the world stage after years of what he deemed failed leadership under his predecessors.

Outskirts of Athens Hit by Deadly Flash Floods

ATHENS, Greece — Flash floods in Greece have killed at least 15 people in the western outskirts of Athens, state television said Wednesday, trapping dozens in their homes or cars and inundating hundreds of residences, businesses and boats.

Poland slams EU Parliament actions as ‘scandalous’

Poland’s government hit back Wednesday after the European Parliament launched action over concerns that the right-wing government in Warsaw has compromised the independence of the judiciary and risks breaching fundamental European values.

Germany: 2 ex-guards indicted for WWII Stutthof camp deaths

German prosecutors said Wednesday they have indicted two former Nazi SS guards in their 90s on charges of being accessories to murder while they worked at a World War II concentration camp.

Iran earthquake survivors, sleeping on rubble, ask for help

In a western Iranian town devastated by this week’s powerful earthquake, families are sleeping on the rubble of their homes and were fashioning reed shelters.

Gunmen kill 19 in southwestern Pakistan

Gunmen have shot and killed 15 men who were planning to cross into Iran on their way to Europe as well as a police official and three of his family members in separate attacks in southwestern Pakistan, officials said Wednesday.

Egyptian singer faces trial after mocking the Nile

A famous Arab singer will stand trial next month in her native Egypt over a video clip in which she advises a concert fan against drinking from the Nile River, officials said Wednesday.

Court gives go-ahead for minimum alcohol price in Scotland

Britain’s Supreme Court has given the go-ahead for the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland — a watershed moment for public health advocates alarmed at the level of abuse.

Mugabe under house arrest as rule over Zimbabwe teeters

The arrest was announced hours after the military said it had taken him into custody in what appeared to be a coup.

China Will Send Envoy to North Korea, Likely to Urge Nuclear Talks

BEIJING — China announced Wednesday that it would send a high-level diplomat to North Korea for the first time in two years, in a move less than a week after President Donald Trump’s visit that is likely to resume pressure on the North to curb its nuclear arms program.

Signs of Russian meddling in ‘Brexit’ referendum

More than 150,000 Russian-language Twitter accounts posted tens of thousands of messages in English urging Britain to leave the European Union in the days before last year’s referendum on the issue, a team of researchers disclosed Wednesday.