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In rebel-held Ukraine, activists struggle to stem HIV spread

Donetsk - As clashes drag on in east Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed rebels, health activist Natalia Gurova is fighting another battle of her own.

10 years on, Bulgarian nurses leave Libya ordeal behind

- Bulgarian nurse Valentina Siropoulo was once condemned to death in Moamer Kadhafi's Libya. Ten years after she and four colleagues were released and allowed home, appreciation of their freedom overwhelms memories of their harrowing ordeal.

Egypt kills 30 extremists in Sinai: military

Cairo - Egyptian forces have killed 30 extremists during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police, the military said Saturday.

Greek holiday isle battles to recover from deadly quake

Atenas - The Greek holiday island of Kos on Saturday was struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing flight delays and the damaged main harbour closed for a second day.The 6.

Polish govt fans cheer reform against 'communist judges'

Varsovia - Polish flags in hand and the icon of the Holy Virgin on their chests, a handful of government supporters gathered outside parliament to cheer the controversial court reform just backed by the ruling conservatives.

Philippine MPs to vote on martial law extension bid

Manila - The Philippine Congress opened a special session Saturday to vote on President Rodrigo Duterte's bid for an extension of martial law in the south to defeat Islamist gunmen.

Philippines to extend martial law in south until year end

Manila - The Philippine Congress on Saturday voted to extend President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in the south until the end of the year to defeat Islamist gunmen.

US police chief resigns amid uproar over fatal shooting of Australian

Chicago - A US police chief resigned Friday amid an uproar over the death of an unarmed Australian woman who had called to report a possible sexual assault and was shot by a responding officer.

Police chief resigns amid uproar over killing of Australian

Chicago - The police chief in Minneapolis resigned Friday amid an uproar over the death of an Australian woman who had called to report a possible sexual assault and was shot by a responding officer.

Fears of more Israeli-Palestinian violence over holy site

Jerusalem - Stabbings and clashes that left six people dead raised fears on Saturday of further Israeli-Palestinian violence as tensions mount over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

Poland's senate approves controversial court reform

Varsovia - Poland's senate approved a controversial reform of the Supreme Court early Saturday, despite warnings from the European Union, appeals from Washington and massive street protests against the measure.

Qatar emir ready for Gulf crisis talks with conditions

Doha - Qatar's ruler said Friday that the Gulf emirate is ready for talks to resolve a diplomatic crisis with a Saudi-led bloc so long as his country's sovereignty is respected.

Peru reconstructs face of pre-Columbian ruler

- Peruvian authorities have revealed the reconstructed face of the Lord of Sipan, a pre-Columbian ruler whose remains were discovered in 1987 and hailed as one of the country's most stunning archaeological finds.

Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not

Bejing - At a small park outside the Beijing home of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, security officers sat around a stone table surrounded by shrubbery, scrutinising everyone who neared the gate they guarded.

Trump legal team gets shake-up as investigation deepens

Washington - A key member of Trump’s legal team said he resigned his post Friday, a shake-up as Trump drew fire for apparent efforts to influence a former FBI director's probe into collusion with Russia.

US sailors likely at fault in cargo-ship collision: official

Washington - The crew of a Navy destroyer that collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship will "certainly" be held accountable for the crash that killed seven American sailors, a US defense official said Friday.

French grape harvest shrivels to record low

Paris - Knocked off course by a cold spring snap, French wine production this year slid to a record low, falling 17 percent on 2016, initial ministry of agriculture projections show."At 37.6 million hectolitres (993.

Greek holiday island battles to recover from deadly quake

Kos - The Greek holiday island of Kos on Saturday was struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing flight delays and the damaged main harbour closed for a second day.The 6.

Fears mount over Venezuela as death toll passes 100

Caracas - International fears over Venezuela's growing unrest soared on Friday as prosecutors said the death toll in months of anti-government protests had passed 100, and a political gridlock between President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition worsened.
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