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Supporters of opposition leader, Raila Odinga, demonstrate at Ngong Road in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. The protest is to demand the resignations of top officials of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission following the annulment of presidential elections in August. Ruling party supporters also demonstrated calling for no change to the electoral body. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
September 26, 2017 - 8:09 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya police Tuesday dispersed protesters in front of the electoral commission offices as controversy erupted over who should conduct the new presidential elections. Fresh presidential elections are scheduled for Oct. 27 after the Supreme Court, earlier this month, invalidated...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2017, file photo, opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party President Kem Sokha shows off his ballot before voting in local elections in Chak Angre Leu on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia's appeals court rejected a request Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 for the release on bail of Kem Sokha, who has been charged with treason in a case that is seen as a partisan political effort by the government ahead of next year's general election. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
September 26, 2017 - 7:06 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's appeals court on Tuesday rejected a request for the release on bail of opposition leader Kem Sokha, who has been charged with treason in a case that is seen as a partisan political effort by the government ahead of next year's general election. Lawyers for Kem...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Fairhope, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 26, 2017 - 6:41 am
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Luther Strange and firebrand jurist Roy Moore face off in Alabama's U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday in a race that will reverberate through the Republican Party and has pitted President Donald Trump against his former strategist, Steve Bannon. Trailing in the polls, Strange...
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Iraqi Kurdish men celebrate as they wave Kurdish flags in the streets after the polls closed in the controversial Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq, in Irbil, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The vote is not binding and is not expected to result in independence any time soon, but was hailed as historic by Kurdish leaders spearheading the campaign. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
September 26, 2017 - 6:40 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on the Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad and the tensions surrounding the vote (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Iran's parliament will hold a closed-door meeting on the referendum in Iraq's Kurdish area. The meeting Wednesday will see...
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A man waves the Kurdish flag in the streets of Irbil after polling stations closed on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The Kurds of Iraq were voting in a referendum on support for independence that has stirred fears of instability across the region, as the war against the Islamic State group winds down. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
September 26, 2017 - 5:29 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of Iranian Kurds poured into the streets of Iran overnight and into early Tuesday in support of the Iraqi Kurds' landmark referendum for independence from Baghdad, showing the vote's impact extends beyond Iraq's borders to its nervous neighbors. Authorities in Iraq's...
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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., right, speaks to an aide as he appears before a Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider the Graham-Cassidy healthcare proposal, on Capitol Hill, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 26, 2017 - 4:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-stakes week got off to a bad start for President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP. A key defection in GOP ranks Monday appeared to sink their health care drive anew, while another disappointment loomed Tuesday as the Senate candidate backed...
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September 26, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest account of the progress being made on his promised Mexico border wall pretty much defies comprehension. Parts of it were right, parts were wrong. He contradicted himself, and the overall sense he conveyed of construction steaming along was...
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German chancellor Angela Merkel attends a party meeting at the party's headquarters, in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 one day after the parliamentary elections. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
September 26, 2017 - 2:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — German parties' newly elected parliamentary groups are holding their first meetings after an election that left Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc weakened but still on top. It now faces a complicated task of forming a coalition government and the prospect of robust...
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September 26, 2017 - 12:23 am
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia's ruling People's Party early Tuesday chose a replacement for the prime minister dismissed earlier this month over allegations of corruption and incompetence, as the resource-rich Asian nation struggles with an economic crisis and political infighting. After an...
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A man with 'yes' shaved into his hair chants through a speaker in the streets of Irbil after polling stations closed on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The Kurds of Iraq were voting in a referendum on support for independence that has stirred fears of instability across the region, as the war against the Islamic State group winds down. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
September 26, 2017 - 12:05 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurds voted Monday in a landmark referendum on supporting independence, a move billed by the Kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination but viewed as a hostile act by Iraq's central government. Neighboring Turkey even threatened a military response. To Baghdad...
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