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Nick Cave plays Israel to 'take stand' against boycotters

JERUSALEM — Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, says he is performing in Tel Aviv to take a stand against an international movement advocating for boycotts against Israel.
Zimbabwe ruling party says Mugabe goes or impeachment starts

Zimbabwe ruling party says Mugabe goes or impeachment starts

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe's ruling party Central Committee fired longtime President Robert Mugabe as party leader Sunday, saying if he doesn't resign as the country's leader by noon Monday it will begin impeachment proceedings when Parliament resum
LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

NEW ORLEANS — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighbourhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New O
Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a 'great sin'

Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a 'great sin'

VATICAN CITY — Celebrating Mass with poor people in the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Sunday denounced those who dismiss poverty as "not my business" and defined indifference to the needy as a "great sin.

Zimbabwe ruling party says Mugabe goes or impeachment starts

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe's ruling party Central Committee fired longtime President Robert Mugabe as party leader Sunday, saying that if he doesn't resign as the country's president by noon Monday they will begin impeachment proceedings when Parlia
Top China diplomat talks refugee crisis with Myanmar leaders

Top China diplomat talks refugee crisis with Myanmar leaders

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — China's foreign minister said Sunday that the international community must help fight poverty and promote development in Myanmar's Rakhine state, which has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee amid a military crack
Israel PM says security must come first in any peace plan

Israel PM says security must come first in any peace plan

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has made clear to the U.S. that Israel's security concerns must come first as the White House tries to restart a peace process with the Palestinians.

Taliban attack checkpoints in Afghanistan, killing 6 police

KABUL — An Afghan official says the Taliban attacked three checkpoints in the western Farah province, killing six police. Mohammad Naser Mehri, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says eight other police were wounded in the attack late Saturday.
European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

BRUSSELS — Brexit is still well over year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union.

Florida spending money to keep bears out of the trash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida is handing out more than $500,000 in grants to local communities so they can provide bear-resistant trash cans and other equipment to residents at a discounted cost.