South Africa ruling party's fight for its future kicks off
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The fight to replace South Africa's scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader....
Romanians join European royals for king's state funeral
Fear, shame preserve silence of abuse by clerics in Pakistan
It began with sweets and pocket money when he was 10 years old - special attention from the religious cleric who ran the Pakistani madrassa, or Islamic school, the boy attended....
What new president? Rural Zimbabweans missed Mugabe drama
LUPANE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Good luck convincing some of Zimbabwe's far-flung residents that they have a new president despite last month's dramatic ouster of Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power....
Nigeria troops arrest 400-plus Boko Haram fighters, families
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Military authorities say Nigerian soldiers have arrested more than 400 people associated with the Boko Haram extremist group hiding on the islands of Lake Chad, including fighters, wives and children....
The Latest: South Africa leader notes 'enormous challenges'
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The Latest on South Africa's ruling party meeting (all times local):...
N. Korea unmoved as world unites against its nuke ambitions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula - but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear ambitions....
New Austrian government will see country shift to the right
BERLIN (AP) -- A new Austrian government will shift the country to the right with members of a nationalist party in several key ministries, while conservative party head Sebastian Kurz will become Europe's youngest leader, according to details announced Saturday....
Rahul Gandhi takes over India's opposition Congress party
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu nationalists....
Vatican issues new rules for relics in saint-making process
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's saint-making office has updated its procedures for authenticating and conserving relics for would-be saints, issuing new rules that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained and venerated....
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots will meet tomorrow what is perhaps the most important game of the regular season. The Steelers lead the AFC at 11-2 with the Patriots trailing just behind at 10-3, and with the winner holding a tiebreaker with only two games to play, it is likely that team would have home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. But both teams have remained dominant all year long. The Patriots have dominated this series in recent years, as Ben Roethlisberger has beaten them only three times.
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