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Canada’s Trudeau faces furor over brownface photo from 2001

By ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" costume party and two other similar incidents came to light. With the election a ...

Iran envoy: ‘All-out war’ to result if hit for Saudi attack

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's ...

UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country's former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark Brexit case at the U.K. Supreme Court came to a head on ...

Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island of Bermuda. But officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm caused no reported deaths. "We've made it through and everyone is safe," Premier David Burt ...

Israeli leader invites rival to join in unity government

By TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his political rival Benny Gantz to join a unity government with him and his religious allies on Thursday, an offer that was greeted coolly amid continued deadlock following this week's ...

Strangers in strange land, 130 migrants co-exist in shelter

By CEDAR ATTANASIO and TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights ...

Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu’s political future in doubt

By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly in doubt. With near-final results from Israel's election on ...

Bermuda battens down for Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

MIAMI (AP) — Powerful winds from Hurricane Humberto began hitting Bermuda Wednesday as the government urged people to stay off the streets during the British territory's close brush with the powerful Category 3 storm. And another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico's ...

Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

By JILL LAWLESS, SAMUEL PETREQUIN and MARK CARLSON Associated Press STRASBOURG, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as ...

‘Welcome back’ – a reporter’s fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

By ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she ...