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Updated at 11:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Supreme Court is examining the motives of a Georgia prosecutor who excluded African-Americans from the jury in the death penalty trial of a black teenager who killed an elderly white woman.

Updated at 11:59 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) " South Africa's main opposition party has expelled a prominent member after she shared a Facebook post praising an apartheid leader.

Updated at 11:47 AM

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) " The latest news on a Russian passenger plane that has crashed on a flight from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Updated at 11:38 AM

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) " U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and won't become involved in the long-running civil war.

Updated at 10:57 AM

CAIRO (AP) " A Russian aircraft carrying more than 220 people crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous region in the Sinai Peninsula more than 20 minutes after takeoff from a Red Sea resort popular with Russian tourists, Egypt's Ministry of Civil...

Updated at 10:45 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " Another round of storms and strong winds was moving east across Texas on Saturday, and two people were missing from earlier flash floods in the Austin area.

Updated at 9:47 AM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) " Nigeria's army is posting photographs of 100 wanted Boko Haram militants including the shadowy leader whom they claim to have killed on at least three occasions.

Updated at 9:45 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang discussed trade issues Saturday, meeting one-on-one a day before their three-way summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that aims to repair...

Updated at 9:35 AM

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) " Saudi Arabia's top diplomat says the timing of the departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the withdrawal of foreign fighters remain the main sticking points to finding a lasting resolution to the war in Syria.

Updated at 9:32 AM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) " Survivors of a deadly nightclub fire and stampede in Romania say the soloist of the heavy metal band on stage at first made a joke about the fire before it engulfed the basement club in downtown Bucharest.

Updated at 8:48 AM

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) " The oil-rich Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan is set to hold a parliamentary election amid strong criticism from international rights groups, which have accused authorities of limiting free speech.

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