Zimbabwe judge OKs protest by opposition partiesHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) ? A Zimbabwean judge has ordered police not to interfere with an anti-government demonstration in the capital Friday.
Philippine govt, Communist rebels sign ceasefire deal
Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, officials and the state-run news agency said.
Iran denies Saudi allegations it gave Yemen rebels missilesTEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? Iran's foreign minister is rejecting claims from Saudi Arabia that his country supplied the Shiite rebels in Yemen with missiles.
Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb
DARAYA, Syria (AP) ? Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government.
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Italy quake toll hits 267 as hope for survivors fades
An increasingly forlorn search for victims of the earthquake that brought destruction to central Italy entered a third day Friday as a day of mourning was declared for victims of a disaster that has claimed at least 267 lives. Releasing the new confirmed death toll, Immacolata Postiglione, head of the Civil Protection agency's emergency unit, indicated there had been no survivors found overnight in any of the remote mountain villages devastated by Wednesday's powerful pre-dawn quake. "There is noone under the rubble here but in Amatrice there is still hope that survivors could be found today," survivor Fabrizio Micozzi told AFP in the hamlet of San Lorenzo Flaviano.
Tunisia PM warns of economic austerity, job cuts
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's Prime Minister designate Youssef Chahed said on Friday the country would need to adopt an austerity programme including public sector job cuts and new taxes if current economic difficulties continued. His warning to parliament came as lawmakers were about to vote on whether to accept his new cabinet. Tunisia is struggling with lower tourism revenues after two major attacks on foreign tourists last year hit what is one of the country's key industries. (Reporting by Tarek Amara; writing by Patrick Markey; editing by John Stonestreet)
European shares down as investors wait for US Fed cue
European shares were mostly lower Friday following mixed trading in Asia, with investors preferring to sit on the sidelines ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech later in the day ...
Judge rejects state prosecutors' right to appeal Pistorius' sentence
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday rejected an application by state prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence, saying the petition had no reasonable prospects of success. Masipa had sentenced the Paralympic gold medallist in July for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013, but the prosecution had said the decision was too lenient. (Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by James Macharia)