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Updated at 11:06 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) " Uber is expanding in Africa. The ride-hailing company said Thursday that it plans to start operating in the capitals of Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania within a month. Uber already operates in the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and five cities in South Africa " Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. Uber's South African operation will experiment with a cash payment option in addition to the electronic...

Updated at 11:06 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Iraq's prime minister appealed on Thursday to Iraqis to postpone weekly Friday protests so that security forces can focus on a key military operation aimed at retaking the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group. For...

Updated at 11:05 AM

LE HAVRE, France (AP) " Thousands of dock workers poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre on Thursday, setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labor bill that would loosen protections...

Updated at 11:02 AM

CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) " A large tornado that the National Weather Service said was on the ground for about 90 minutes damaged or destroyed about 20 homes in a rural area of northern Kansas and came within a mile of hitting a small town. There...

Updated at 10:58 AM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) " A judge has convicted two men of carrying out twin bombings in which more than 70 people were killed while watching the 2010 World Cup final in the Ugandan capital Kampala. The two could face the death...

Updated at 10:56 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP) " The foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan's prime minister said Thursday that "all indicators" confirmed that the former Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the country's southwestern...

Updated at 10:49 AM

LE HAVRE, France (AP) " The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A man with extremist links was briefly holed up inside a Paris home near a march expected to draw thousands of labor protesters. Paris...

Updated at 10:45 AM

BANGKOK (AP) " A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet. Attaporn Boonmakchuay was...

Updated at 10:35 AM

SHIMA, Japan (AP) " President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world...

Updated at 9:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the...

Updated at 9:12 AM

ISE, Japan (AP) " The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. President Barack Obama says G-7 leaders are...

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