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Mortar bombs land on Tripoli suburb as two-week battle rages on4/18/2019 11:51:18 PM Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital, which is held by an internationally recognized government.U.S., Russia say cannot support a U.N. call for Libya truce: diplomats4/18/2019 11:51:18 PM The United States and Russia both said on Thursday they could not support a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya at this time, diplomats said, as mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.Protesters converge on Sudan defense ministry to demand civilian rule4/18/2019 11:40:07 PM Huge crowds formed outside Sudan's defense ministry on Thursday, joining a sit-in protest to demand that the country's transitional military council hand power to civilians.U.S. urges Sudan's military to step aside, make way for civilian-led transition4/18/2019 11:40:07 PM The U.S. State Department on Thursday called on Sudan's military to step aside and make way for a peaceful civilian-led transition, as protesters in Khartoum kept up demands for the country's transitional military council to hand over power to civilians.Mali government resigns after massacre, insecurity4/18/2019 11:38:12 PM Mali's prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation.Islamic State cites 69 casualties from Nigerian army and African troops4/18/2019 11:26:36 PM Islamic State (IS) has recorded 69 casualties from the Nigerian Army and troops from an African anti-militant force in attacks over the past week, the Jihadist group said in its weekly paper on Thursday.Three world-class climbers presumed dead in Canadian avalanche4/18/2019 11:17:53 PM Three renowned professional alpinists are missing and presumed dead after an avalanche in Canada's Rocky Mountains, Parks Canada said on Thursday.Islamic State claims its first Congo attack4/18/2019 11:03:08 PM Islamic State claimed its first attack in Congo on Thursday, and declared it the "Central Africa Province" of the "Caliphate," after two Congolese soldiers and a civilian were killed in a shootout.Brazil president says he wants the Amazon to be exploited 'in a reasonable way'4/18/2019 10:52:58 PM Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he wanted the country's vast Amazon rainforest to be exploited "in a reasonable way" and criticized the creation of new indigenous reserves by previous governments.Time-lapse shots of Notre-Dame spire may yield clues on blaze4/18/2019 10:41:20 PM A time lapse camera installed just hours before Monday's devastating blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris may contain vital clues as to what caused the inferno, a French scaffolding company working at the cathedral said on Thursday.North Korea urges Trump to drop Pompeo from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test4/18/2019 9:38:03 PM North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.Putin ally to Ukraine's probable new leader: Do deal and get territory back4/18/2019 8:58:06 PM Ukraine's new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he does a deal with Moscow, the Kremlin's closest ally in Ukraine said.Officials pay tribute to victims of Madeira tourist bus crash4/18/2019 8:56:26 PM In a show of solidarity, the foreign ministers of Germany and Portugal laid two wreaths near the site where 29 German tourists died on Wednesday after their bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira.Climate-change protesters say they will target London's Heathrow Airport4/18/2019 8:37:19 PM The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide4/18/2019 8:16:28 PM Thousand of Peruvians said goodbye on Thursday in Lima to ex-president Alan Garcia -- who killed himself this week - in the second of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra.Pakistan PM Khan appoints new finance ministry chief in major reshuffle4/18/2019 7:38:22 PM Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Thursday after only seven months in power and appointed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as de facto finance minister to steer the country through worsening economic turmoil.Help each other, pope tells prisoners at foot washing rite4/18/2019 7:32:43 PM Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners on Thursday at a traditional service, telling them to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or law of the strongest and to help each other instead.Explainer: How the EU will vote and why it matters4/18/2019 6:30:02 PM A poll for the European Parliament showed that last-minute British participation in next month's elections to the European Union's legislature means eurosceptic groups will gain ground but pro-EU parties will keep a majority.Uganda's top court upholds ruling on extending president's rule4/18/2019 6:03:54 PM Uganda's supreme court on Thursday backed constitutional changes that allow long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni to extend his time in office.Man charged in Uganda court for kidnap, ransom of American tourist and driver4/18/2019 6:00:25 PM A man was charged in a Ugandan court on Thursday with kidnapping for ransom an American tourist and her driver earlier this month, police said.