No. 2 Kansas faces No. 4 Kentucky in marquee game this week
Kansas has been the hottest team in the country, reeling off 18 straight wins since its season-opening loss to Indiana. The Jayhawks are up to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 and have positioned themselves for a 13th straight Big 12 title.
Wealthy Romanian businessman jailed for bribing judges diesBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) ? Dan Adamescu, one of Romania's richest and controversial businessmen serving a prison sentence for bribery, has died. He was 68.
After rocky start, second day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) ? Syria talks between the Damascus government and rebel factions are underway in Kazakhstan for a second day, following a rocky start that saw harsh exchanges between the warring sides.
Kyrgyz court confirms life sentence for journalistBISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) ? A court in Kyrgyzstan has upheld a life sentence for an ethnic Uzbek journalist in a case that has drawn international criticism.
U.S. State Dept OKs possible $418 mln military aircraft sale to KenyaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $418 million sale to Kenya of aircraft with weapons and related support, a Pentagon agency said on Monday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement the approval was for the possible sale of up to 12 Air Tractor AT-802L planes and two AT-504 trainer aircraft, a weapons package, technical support and program management. The prime contractor is L3 Technologies Inc, formerly known as L-3 Communications, at its Platform Integration Division, in Waco, Texas. (Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Eric Beech)
Gambia's central bank accounts "intact", says president's spokesman
By Lamin Jahateh BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's central bank deposits are "intact", a spokesman for President Adama Barrow said on Monday, a day after the new leader had said there was no money left in the state coffers. Barrow said on Sunday that it appeared his exiled predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, had looted state resources after his election defeat. A Barrow adviser later said Jammeh had withdrawn the equivalent of over $11.5 million before he flew out of the country as West African troops were poised to remove him.
Etihad Airways parent company says its CEO is leavingDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ? Etihad Airways' parent company says its chief executive is leaving following a multi-year buying spree that saw the Mideast carrier snap up stakes in airlines from Europe to Australia.
Prince Harry says jokes help cope at veterans' support centre
Prince Harry spoke of soldiers' need for "a dark sense of humour" to cope with the aftermath of serving in conflict zones as he visited a support centre for ex-servicemen suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, anger, and alcohol issues. The prince, who served with the British forces in Helmand, Afghanistan on two operational tours, was visiting the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre in Tidworth, Wiltshire, in southern England, where he learned more about the therapeutic benefits of outdoor activities. "It's that dark sense of humour", he said.
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