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NKorea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there

North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there.

Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv

A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested Sunday, the latest violence in a wave of attacks by Palestinians in the last year and a half, Israeli police said.


Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday.


AP Explains: How Kenya's drought has turned into violence

The shooting of a novelist and conservationist in Kenya has drawn attention to the violent tensions between landowners and herders who are trying to keep their animals alive in a widespread drought.


Army says bomb kills 4 soldiers in southwest Pakistan

The Pakistani army says a roadside bomb has killed four soldiers in a southwestern town near the Iranian border.


Israel marks Holocaust remembrance day with somber ceremony

Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II.


Sicily prosecutor probes possible NGOs-smuggler 'contacts'

An investigation of humanitarian groups operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean has turned up evidence of contacts between some NGOs and Libyan-based human smugglers, a prosecutor based in Sicily said in comments published Sunday.


The Latest: Turnout lags in France's Caribbean territories

The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local):


Egypt president in Saudi Arabia to reaffirm ties

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in his first visit to the kingdom since a rare public spat last year erupted over diverging policies on Syria.


Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world

As French voters cast ballots for president Sunday, they're making a choice that will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.


German nationalists elect top duo for general election

Germany's nationalist party Alternative for Germany on Sunday elected two new top candidates for the September general election after the party's best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said last week she would no longer be available.


Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree late Saturday naming one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S.


Officials: Suspected US strike kills 3 al-Qaida operatives

Yemeni tribal and security officials say a suspected U.S. airstrike has killed three al-Qaida operatives on Yemen's southern coast.


OSCE monitor killed in Ukraine when mine blows up vehicle

A member of the OSCE's arms monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine has died and two others have been wounded after their vehicle was blown up by a mine in the separatist Luhansk region.


Israel-China construction deal reportedly bans settlements

Israel and China have signed a deal to bring Chinese construction workers to Israel, but the workers will reportedly be barred from building in West Bank settlements at China's insistence.


Corpses being sent home for burial after Taliban attack

Dozens of corpses are being sent to different provinces around the country for burial two days after a Taliban attack on a northern Afghanistan army base left at least 100 soldiers and others dead or wounded.


Plight of Palestinian refugees now spans 5 generations

As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the birth of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip.


Duterte says he can be 50 times more brutal than terrorists

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Sunday that he could be "50 times" more brutal than Muslim militants who stage beheadings and said he could even "eat" the extremists if they're captured alive by troops.


Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key US base

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones.