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January 24, 2017 9:14 PM Oscars toast Gibson, not Bening, Adams, and more surprises

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes the biggest surprise on Oscar nomination morning is when there's no surprise at all. This year many of the exclusions just came down to the fact that some of the categories, like best actress, were too competitive. And no matter how deserving, there were always be a few who have been in the conversation from the start who miss the final 27

January 24, 2017 8:54 PM Morocco 1-0 Ivory Coast: Eric Bailly, Wilfred Zaha and Co heading home as Rachid Alioui's wonder strike eliminates holders

Ivory Coast, for all their big-name stars and experience, are out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the first hurdle. Poor throughout their defence, the champions can have no complaints about their exit, though it did take the best goal of the tournament to finally inflict a first group stage defeat since 2002 on them. After 64 minutes devoid of quality 7

January 24, 2017 8:19 PM In a new Gambia, the prison doors begin to swing open

BANJUL, Gambia — Gambian soldiers picked up Tijan Barrow, beat him with their guns and threw him into a cell at the notorious National Intelligence Agency prison. His alleged crime: Creating and selling T-shirts for the opposition. In the final days of his crumbling rule, defeated leader Yahya Jammeh turned again to the tactics that human rights groups 30

January 24, 2017 6:56 PM Gambia President Adama Barrow: ‘Peaceful Transition More Important Than Yahya Jammeh’s Luxury Cars’

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has vowed to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the country’s political crisis as his top priority. Speaking to Newsweek from the Senegalese capital Dakar on Tuesday, President Barrow says he is scheduled to return to Gambia on Thursday, subject to confirmation by regional body the Economic Community of West African States 5

January 24, 2017 5:33 PM Boko Haram's Victims Include Half a Million Malnourished Children

(UNITED NATIONS) — More than half a million children in the West African area wracked by Boko Haram extremists are so malnourished their lives could be in danger unless they get aid, a U.N . humanitarian official said Monday, describing a region where millions get by on one meal a day and some communities have lost all their toddlers. Military campaigns 21

January 24, 2017 1:32 PM The Brexit Supreme Court case ruling explained

It's done. The Supreme Court has ruled and plotted a course towards Brexit. Amid all the division and rancour over leaving the EU, they have set out how power in the UK is separated between ministers who govern, Parliament that legislates, the devolved bodies that administer parts of the UK and lastly the role of judges in arbitrating between everyone 5

January 24, 2017 2:00 AM Fiscal consolidation roadmap: Fiscal deficit under 3 pct too rigid, raise spending quality, says panel

A committee tasked with redrawing the fiscal consolidation roadmap has recommended a cap on the country’s general government debt in relation to the gross domestic product (GDP) along with the existing ceilings on the fiscal deficits of the Centre and states. However, in its four-volume report — A Responsible Growth, Debt and Fiscal Framework — presented 7

January 23, 2017 10:14 PM Trump torpedoes Pacific trade pact

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump yanked the United States out of a major Pacific trade deal Monday, making good on an election campaign promise and delivering a hammer blow to Asian allies. Trump said he had "terminated" the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a trade deal binding the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Vietnam and seven other 27

January 23, 2017 9:35 PM Zimbabwe 2-4 Tunisia: Wahbi Khazri on target as Eagles of Carthage cruise through to the AFCON quarter-finals

Tunisia kept up an impressive recent record of African Nations Cup quarter-final appearances by thumping Zimbabwe 4-2 with a flurry of first-half goals to come second in Group B on Monday. Naim Sliti, Youssef Msakni, Yassine Khenessi and Wahbi Khazri, with a penalty, wrapped up the win before the break to send Tunisia through with six points, a point 18

January 23, 2017 7:49 PM Yemeni government forces take strategic port of Mokha

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces allied with the internationally-recognized government of Yemen seized control of a strategic Red Sea port on Monday after waging an assault against Shiite rebels, a top military commander said. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Seif al-Yafai said in press remarks that his forces have entered the city of Mokha, where dozens of families were seen fleeing 14