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  • German-based anti-Islam group holds first rally in England

    LONDON (AP) — The German-based anti-Islam group PEGIDA held its first rally in Britain Saturday, sparking scuffles as police tried to keep the group away from counterdemonstrators. Five people were arrested. Police said that about…

  • Turkish author Yasar Kemal dead at 91

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey’s best-known novelists with worldwide readership, has died, his doctor said on Saturday. He was 91. Kemal died at Istanbul’s Capa Hospital where he was admitted on…

  • Iran offers to protect Iraqi artifacts after militant attack

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has offered to safeguard potentially at-risk Iraqi artifacts after a video released by the Islamic State group showed its militants using sledgehammers to smash relics in Iraq’s northern city of…

  • UNICEF: Hundreds of South Sudanese boys believed abducted

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency said on Saturday that hundreds of children were abducted two weeks ago by an armed group in South Sudan that is suspected to have ties with…

  • Russian investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the…

  • Activists say al-Qaida fighters overrun Syrian rebel bases

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate overran bases belonging to a Western-backed rebel group near the northern city of Aleppo after heavy clashes that killed at least 20 fighters, activists said Saturday. The fighting took…

  • Cameroonians demonstrate against attacks by Boko Haram

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Thousands of Cameroonian youths marched through the capital Saturday to show support for the military’s battle against attacks by neighboring Nigeria’s Islamic extremists. Boko Haram rebels have crossed over from Nigeria…

  • Iran official criticizes Israeli leader’s ‘scaremongering’

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top nuclear negotiator said Saturday that “scaremongering” by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won’t stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal. Foreign Minister Mohammad…

  • Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

    MOSCOW (AP) — Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov’s killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some…

  • Zimbabwe’s Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

    VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to…

  • China’s central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank cut interest rates for the second time in three months on Saturday, adding to signs that the country’s leaders are worried the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply. The…

  • Poland’s ‘Barbie’ candidate dashes hope for left’s revival

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror…

  • Afghan avalanche death toll rises amid rescue effort

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a massive avalanche in an Afghan valley rose yet again Saturday as rescue crews cleared roads to try to gain access to rural villages buried under deep…

  • 8 convicted over Harry Winston jewel heists in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — A defense lawyer says eight people have been convicted in connection with a spectacular 2008 holdup at a Harry Winston jewelry shop in Paris in which three cross-dressing gunmen stole some $92…

  • Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leaders to life in prison

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced five leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to life in prison on Saturday over violence at their headquarters in 2013 and issued death sentences for four others.…