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  • The Latest: Hungary happy with cooperation over migrants

    GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

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  • England wins toss, bats in 3rd ODI vs. South Africa

    CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — England won the toss and will bat first in the third one-day international in South Africa on Tuesday as it seeks to seal a series victory.

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  • South Africa prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors plan to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young woman who had recently graduated from university and was a courier for the then-banned African National Congress.

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  • South African court hears case against president

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court on Tuesday heard a case against President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home.

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  • 2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone.

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  • Somalia plane bomber was meant to board Turkish flight: airline executive

    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, Daallo's chief executive said on Monday. The bomber was…

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  • U.S. military seeks to prepare Africa for shifting terror threat

    By Emma Farge THIES, Senegal (Reuters) - African forces began a U.S.-led counter-terrorism training program in Senegal on Monday amid what a U.S. commander said were rising signs of collaboration between Islamist militant groups across north Africa and the Sahel. The annual "Flintlock" exercises…

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  • Record number of shark attacks in 2015, researchers find

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Sharks attacked people 98 times in 2015, a spike in unprovoked attacks that set a new record as human and shark populations rise, researchers found in an annual global tally released on Monday. Six people were killed by sharks, including a snorkeler in…

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  • Bility: 26 African nations won't support Salman in FIFA vote

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — At least 26 African countries will defy their continental confederation and not vote for Sheikh Salman of Bahrain in the FIFA presidential election, the outspoken head of the Liberia soccer federation said Monday.

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  • Migrant arrivals to Greece's Lesbos rise after days of bad weather

    By Karolina Tagaris ON BOARD THE AGIOS EFSTRATIOS, Greece (Reuters) - They waved, cheered and let out sighs of relief as their rubber boat, packed with dozens of mainly Syrian and Afghan refugees, approached the Greek coast guard ship that would rescue them at open sea near the island of Lesbos. …

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  • Italy urges Egypt to help find who tortured, killed student

    ROME (AP) — Italy kept pressure on Egypt Monday to cooperate in finding who tortured and murdered an Italian student doing research in Cairo, insisting it wouldn't accept convenient answers in the case.

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  • France to probe new child rape allegations in C. Africa

    French investigators will probe new allegations by young children of sexual abuse by French soldiers in the Central African Republic, a judicial source said Monday. The allegations were made to UN investigators last month by a sister and brother, now aged seven and nine, the source said. The…

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  • Libya seeks extra week to form unity govt under UN deal

    Libya's presidential council said Monday it needs one more week to form a national unity government, after the country's internationally recognised parliament rejected an initial line-up. The council, chaired by prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj, had been due to submit the names of a new…

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  • Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks

    KAOLACK, Senegal (AP) — Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to Islamic extremists in Nigeria.

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  • South African university suspends 2 in costume outcry

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African university suspended two white students for painting their faces in what it called a "blackface" incident deemed to be racially offensive. One of the students, however, said they were dressing as purple space aliens for a party with a galactic theme.

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  • 40,000 starving to death as S.Sudan teeters on famine: UN

    At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations said Monday, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in. The figures released in a UN report describe some of the worst conditions yet in more than two years of a civil war marked by…

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  • Call for responsive governments at Dubai summit amid turmoil

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders called on governments to be responsive to and inclusive of their citizens at a conference in Dubai on Monday, as the unrest of the Arab Spring reverberates across the Middle East.

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  • Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks said Monday that she hopes her husband who remains a hostage will soon be released as well so they can continue their charity work in the West African country.

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