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  • Tunisia's neglected youth find their voice in hip hop, rap

    On the roof of a concrete building in an impoverished Tunis neighborhood, hip hop beats pound out from a PC hooked up to cheap speakers. Under graffiti-daubed cloth, young men in sweatpants and baseball caps breakdance, popping and locking robotically to...
  • US airstrikes killed Syrian villagers, rights group claims

    ISTANBUL Scores of Arab villagers died in airstrikes Thursday in northeast Syria, and local activists charged Saturday that the U.S.-led coalition was responsible. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britian-based group that monitors violence in...
  • Burundi military says it will remain neutral amid protests

    Burundi's defense minister said Saturday the army will remain neutral amid the street protests stemming from the president's controversial bid for a third term. Maj. Gen. Pontien Gaciyubwenge told a news conference that "all political actors" in...
  • Activists: Suspected chemical attacks in Syria injure 40

    Suspected chlorine gas attacks by Syrian government helicopters injured some 40 people and killed a child in the country's northwest, activists said Saturday, a day after an international chemical weapons watchdog said it was ready to investigate a series...
  • US to look into claim airstrike killed 52 civilians in Syria

    The U.S. military said Saturday it was looking into an activist group's claim that at least 52 civilians were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes near the Syrian border town of Kobani amid its campaign against the extremist Islamic State group. The strikes...
  • Latvia, with a large minority of Russians, worries about Putin's goals

    Latvia, with a large minority of Russians, worries about Putin's goals
    When the People's Republic of Latgale was proclaimed on the Internet in late January, security officials in this small former Soviet republic took notice. Until the furtive creators of the website declared independence on behalf of the country's...
  • Mourners mark anniversary of Odessa fire that killed dozens

    Demonstrators laid flowers and lit candles Saturday in front of a building in the Ukrainian city of Odessa where more than 40 people died as it caught fire in a clash between supporters and opponents of Ukraine's government. In all, 48 people died in...
  • Israel says airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants

    Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. The military said it carried out the strike after troops saw "a group of armed terrorists"...
  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. "Anybody who monkeys with this bill is...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    As rescuers dig, aftershocks terrify survivors of Nepal earthquake that killed more than 2,500 Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalis braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors of the massive...
  • Parks and beaches no place to light up

    Parks and beaches no place to light up
    Smoke-free state parks and beaches enjoy tremendously popular support. A recent statewide poll of 1,058 likely voters, conducted thanks to the generosity of the Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation, shows 70 percent of Florida voters favor a...