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Lebanon foiled suicide bomb attack on Australia-Abu Dhabi flight: minister

CAIRO Lebanon foiled a plot by a suicide bomber to blow up a plane bound for the United Arab Emirates from Australia earlier this month, Lebanon's interior minister said on Monday.

Nigeria's President Buhari notifies parliament of his return 7:15am EDT

LAGOS Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a letter officially notifying parliament of his return, the presidency's official Twitter account said on Monday.

Taiwan's Foxconn to build three ancillary facilities as part of Wisconsin LCD campus 6:26am EDT

TAIPEI Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for 2020.

South Africa's Guptas to sell media stakes in bid to 'clear name' 6:00am EDT

JOHANNESBURG The main company owned by South Africa's Gupta brothers, business friends of President Jacob Zuma, said on Monday it would sell its media assets - investments caught up in an influence-peddling scandal.

Erdogan says Turkey and Iran discussing joint action against Kurdish militants 4:54am EDT

ANKARA Turkey and Iran have discussed possible joint military action against Kurdish militant groups, after talks in Ankara last week between the chief of staff of Iran's armed forces and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Britain to treat internet hate crime as seriously as offline offences 4:46am EDT

LONDON Online abuse will be treated as seriously as offline offences, Britain's prosecution service said on Monday in new guidance on handling hate crimes.

Celebrities pay tribute to comedy legend Jerry Lewis Aug 20 2017

Jerry Lewis, who parlayed his distinctive style of low-brow comedy into a long-running movie and stage career and became a fixture on the American calendar with his Labor Day charity telethon, died in Las Vegas on Sunday at the age of 91.

Box Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Nabs No. 1, 'Logan Lucky' Misfires Aug 20 2017

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Without a superhero movie or new studio sequel in play, this weekend provided an opening for two smaller films to shine. But as the weekend draws to a close, one is beaming brighter than the other.

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84 Aug 20 2017

Dick Gregory, a comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died on Saturday at age 84, his son said.

Iraq's Kurds might put off independence vote in return for concessions from Baghdad: official Aug 20 2017

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Iraq's Kurds may consider the possibility of postponing a planned Sept. 25 referendum on independence in return for financial and political concessions from the central government in Baghdad, a senior Kurdish official said.