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Plight of Palestinian refugees now spans 5 generations
JERASH CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the birth of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip....

France begins voting in presidential poll amid high security
PARIS (AP) -- French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday under heightened security in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world....

The Latest: Topless activists detained as Le Pen casts vote
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local):...

11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race
PARIS (AP) -- From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. The traditional contenders are joined - and often have been overshadowed during the campaign - by rivals pledging to scrap long-held expectations, such as France's participation in the European Union and NATO....

Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms....

Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- A report released by Israeli researchers says violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, while other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. campuses....

Novelist and conservationist Kuki Gallman shot in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan police official says novelist and conservationist Kuki Gallman has been shot and injured at her ranch after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought....

Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police say
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others....

The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the March for Science, with events around the world intended to promote the understanding of science and defend science from attacks such as proposed U.S. government budget cuts (all times EDT):...

Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage
PARIS (AP) -- The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout....

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Africa
Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police say

Asia
FBI boss Comey arrives in New Zealand ahead of conference

Europe
The Latest: Topless activists detained as Le Pen casts vote

Latin America/Caribbean
Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest

Middle East
Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions