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In Africa, Obama's presidency couldn't help but be personal
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Africa was electrified by the rise of Barack Obama, the first U.S. president of African descent. It was in Africa that he signaled a historic opening toward Cuba, took aim at the twin scourges of corruption and dictatorship and sent thousands of troops to fight one of the most terrifying disease outbreaks in decades....

Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt....

Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico's tourism jewels
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Two consecutive days of shooting attacks that left a total of nine dead have put two of the jewels of Mexico's Caribbean coast on edge and spurred a warning to tourists by the U.S. government....

Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather....

Markets cheer, EU wary as UK PM May signals 'clean Brexit'
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's future outside the European Union became much clearer Tuesday: It's so long to the single market, goodbye to the European Court of Justice and farewell to the freedom of movement for workers....

Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and wounding 200, a government official and doctors said....

Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump's legitimacy with fake allegations and "binding the president-elect hand and foot to prevent him from fulfilling his election promises."...

AP PHOTOS: Chilean dreams of rescuing box camera photography
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Luis Maldonado is the last remaining photographer in the main square of the Chilean capital still using a wooden box camera....

Obama gives $500 million to climate fund over GOP objections
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With just three days left in office, the Obama administration has doubled an initial $500 million commitment to a fund that helps developing nations fight climate change and adapt to its consequences....

Gambia leader, pressured to go, declares state of emergency
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month....

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