Agence France-Presse

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Apr 2019
AFRICA 11:20pm, Apr 20, 2019
Sudan protest leaders to meet military rulers

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Protest leaders are to hold talks on Saturday, April 20, with Sudan's military rulers who have so far resisted calls to transfer power to a civilian administration, two leading ...


SOUTH & CENTRAL ASIA 10:53pm, Apr 20, 2019
Suicide bombers attack Afghan ministry in downtown Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan – Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, April 20, officials said, in an hours-long assault that destroyed weeks of relative ...


AFRICA 10:44pm, Apr 20, 2019
Anti-Haftar forces near Libya capital launch counter-attack

TRIPOLI, Libya (UPDATED) – Forces loyal to Libya's unity government announced on Saturday, April 20, a counter-attack against military strongman Khalifa Haftar's fighters, as clashes south of the ...


SOUTH & CENTRAL ASIA 07:27pm, Apr 20, 2019
Pakistan says gunmen behind killing of 14 based in Iran

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan's security forces in the country's southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said on Saturday, ...


SOUTH & CENTRAL ASIA 06:40pm, Apr 20, 2019
India's top judge faces sexual harassment storm

NEW DELHI, India – India's top judge fought off a sexual harassment storm on Saturday, April 20, after a former Supreme Court staff member accused him of making unwanted advances and hounding ...


MIDDLE EAST 06:30pm, Apr 20, 2019
Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule

CAIRO, Egypt – Egyptians were voting on Saturday, April 20, in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of ...


U.S. & CANADA 05:41pm, Apr 20, 2019
U.S. authorities arrest man linked to North Korea embassy raid

WASHINGTON, USA – US authorities have arrested a former marine in connection with a mysterious February raid on North Korea's embassy in Spain during which masked assailants roughed-up staff and ...


EUROPE 03:59pm, Apr 20, 2019
Two teenagers arrested after killing Northern Ireland journalist

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Two teenage men have been arrested after the shooting dead of a journalist in Northern Ireland, police said Saturday, April 20. The 18 and 19-year-olds were ...


BOXING 03:52pm, Apr 20, 2019
WATCH: Joshua to face new foe as Miller fails second drug test

LOS ANGELES, USA – Jarrell Miller, who was denied a license by New York boxing officials over a failed test on Wednesday, has failed a second drug test, the US media reported on Friday, April ...


ASIA PACIFIC 03:07pm, Apr 20, 2019
Vietnam police seize a ton of meth stashed in loudspeakers

HANOI, Vietnam – Police in southern Vietnam have seized more than a ton of methamphetamine after uncovering a smuggling operation involving at least two Taiwanese nationals and a Vietnamese man, the ...