Police shot dead two people Wednesday while seeking to foil a political rally in a remote part of Uganda, an opposition official said, amid rising tensions over attempts to extend the longtime president’s rule.

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to adopt the Trump administration’s comprehensive approach to Iran and address all aspects of its “destructive conduct” — not just the 2015 nuclear deal.

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An Italian priest kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria was released after five days and was in good condition, Italy’s foreign minister said Wednesday.

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Famous Russian TV host Ksenia Sobchak has declared her presidential bid.

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Pakistan’s military said Wednesday that new fencing and guard posts along the border with Afghanistan would help prevent militant attacks in both countries, but the stepped-up fortifications have angered Kabul, which does not recognize the frontier as an international border.

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It is “difficult to guarantee a free, fair and credible election” in Kenya’s fresh presidential vote just eight days away despite “full technical preparedness,” the head of the election commission said Wednesday as another wave of uncertainty swept through East Africa’s largest economy.

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U.S.-backed Syrian forces were removing land mines and clearing roads in the northern city of Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after commanders said they had driven the Islamic State group from its de facto capital.

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The European Union is making a last-minute change to the venue of a two-day summit opening Thursday because of toxic fumes in the recently-opened Europa building.

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Turkey won’t buckle under U.S. “impositions,” its foreign minister said Wednesday as officials from both countries met to try to resolve a diplomatic dispute that resulted in the mutual suspension of traveler visas for each other’s citizens.

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The Latest on deadliest attack in Somalia’s history (all times local):

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A Hungarian who printed thousands of passports allowing Jews to flee the country during World War II has been honored with a memorial plaque.

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Shell opened its first electric vehicle recharging points at three gas stations in Britain on Wednesday, part of the oil giant’s efforts to respond to a global push toward zero-emission vehicles.

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Argentine investigators say they believe they have discovered the body of a protester whose disappearance prompted large protests.

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Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi threw his political weight behind a non-binding referendum on autonomy in his native region of Lombardy — though he said Wednesday he wasn’t sure whether he can vote himself.

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Nigerian police say gunmen have kidnapped four British nationals in the Niger Delta region.

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France’s Parliament has adopted a sweeping counterterrorism law that replaces a 2-year-old state of emergency and is meant to give police more tools to fight violent extremism.

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Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says a 5.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the southern Kerman province.

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Israel’s nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world’s evangelical Christians and their media outlets.

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Angela Merkel met Wednesday with the leaders of three smaller parties for preliminary talks on forming a new government, amid mounting pressure on the German chancellor from within her own party following its poor result in last month’s election.

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The Portuguese minister in charge of emergency services resigned Wednesday after 106 people were killed in unprecedented wildfires this year in the Iberian nation.

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