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A year after Jammeh's exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows

A year after Jammeh's exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows

BANJUL, Gambia — The military intervention looked imminent. West African troops were poised to push into Gambia as Yahya Jammeh, the tiny nation's leader for more than 22 years, refused to cede power after losing elections.
Uproar over watches threatens Thailand's ruling generals

Uproar over watches threatens Thailand's ruling generals

BANGKOK — Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand's ruling generals may be running out of time and it's not for a lack of watches.
Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cut

Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cut

LONDON — The hair on the heir is no longer quite so apparent. Prince William, whose hairline has been receding for years, has opted for a dramatic close-shaved new hairstyle.

Life sentence for man in West Virginia coal exec's death

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — A second man has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole after 15 years in the fatal shooting of a coal executive at a West Virginia cemetery.
IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will em

Poll shows Swiss willing to keep paying for public TV, radio

BERLIN — A new poll suggests the Swiss are willing to continue paying fees for public broadcasting before a referendum being closely watched across Europe.
Nadal into 4th round; Ostapenko out of Australian Open

Nadal into 4th round; Ostapenko out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — The heat wasn't a factor for Rafael Nadal this time against Damir Dzumhur, despite the searing temperature causing trouble for players earlier Friday at the Australian Open.

Russian police in unexpected encounter with crocodile

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg — a crocodile in the basement. The Fontanka.
Storm's death toll in Germany rises to at least 8

Storm's death toll in Germany rises to at least 8

BERLIN — Authorities in Germany say the death toll from a storm that swept across the country has increased to at least eight.

TV crew attempts to pass fake bomb through airport security

NEWARK, N.Y. — Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at a New Jersey airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint.