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Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from missing 777

SAINT-DENIS, Reunion — Malaysia is “almost certain” plane debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is part of a Boeing 777, its deputy transport minister said, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

Bomb kills Bahraini policemen

DUBAI — A bomb killed two Bahraini policemen on Tuesday and the explosives resembled some seized at the weekend that the government say were smuggled in from Iran, state news agency BNA reported.

Sudan to face extra pressure if peace deadline passes

ADDIS ABABA, Ethipoia — South Sudan’s warring factions may face further international pressure if they do not reach a peace deal by Aug. 17, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday, before talks on the conflict with east African leaders.

Nine killed in day-long Indian gun battle

DINANAGAR, India — Indian police overcame a group of gunmen dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour battle that ended in a small-town police station near the border with Pakistan, and at least nine people were killed.

Iran pushes nuclear deal as U.S. lawmaker aims to stop it

DUBAI/WASHINGTON, D.C. — Iran’s pragmatist government tried on Wednesday to sell its nuclear agreement with world powers to hardliners at home, just as a U.S. Congressional leader promised to do “everything possible” to sink the deal.

Twin suicide attacks kill at least 13

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Twin suicide bomb attacks in the capital of Cameroon’s far northern region Maroua killed at least 13 people on Wednesday, senior Cameroon military sources told Reuters.

Pope urges strong action on climate change

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the United Nations to take a “very strong stand” on climate change at a landmark summit this year in Paris on global warming.

Israel not as optimistic as U.S. on Iran nuclear deal

HUSSEIN LOOKOUT, Israel — As U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter walked along an Israeli lookout near the border with Lebanon, Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon turned to him and said: “Probably Hezbollah is watching us.”

Bureaucrats derail Indonesian infrastructure promises

JAKARTA — Investors hoping for President Joko Widodo to speed work on Indonesia’s infrastructure projects have been disappointed, with a plan for a $2-billion airport railway line in the capital spotlighting the delays and bureaucratic infighting involved.

Bombs kill around 50 at market in northeast Nigeria

ABUJA — Two bombings by suspected Boko Haram militants killed an estimated 50 people at a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe on Thursday, officials from two disaster agencies said.

Authorities track herbalist who escaped quarantine

MONROVIA, Liberia — A herbalist who treated the 17-year-old boy who sparked Liberia’s third wave of Ebola infections has escaped quarantine and fled to Nimba County in the north of the country near Guinea, officials said on Thursday.

Court finds ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ guilty

LUENEBURG, Germany — A 94-year-old German man who worked as a bookkeeper at the Auschwitz death camp was convicted on Wednesday of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people and sentenced him to four years in prison, in what could be one of the last big Holocaust trials.

Court gives green light to baby-trafficking trial

NIAMEY — A Niger appeal court in Niamey gave a criminal court the go-ahead for a child-trafficking case involving the former head of the national assembly, his wife and some 30 other members of the political and social elite, who might now face long jail terms.

Iran’s Zarif says no nuclear deal reached Monday

VIENNA — Nuclear negotiations between Tehran and six world powers will not finish on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, with diplomats reporting deadlock over a U.N. arms embargo and other sticking points.

Suicide attacks kill at least 13 in Cameroon

YAOUNDE -- A twin suicide attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the northern Cameroon town of Fotokol late on Sunday killed at least 13 people including a Chadian soldier, authorities said.

Nigeria’s president purges defense top brass

ABUJA -- Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari sacked his army, navy, air force and defense chiefs on Monday in a widely expected move to boost the fight against Boko Haram militants who have killed hundreds of people in the past few weeks.

U.S. to assist on North Africa threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The White House said on Monday the United States is concerned about the growing threat from extremists operating in Libya and will continue to work with allies in North Africa to address security threats.