• Challenger predicts victory as Gabon awaits vote results

    LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon’s most prominent opposition candidate said Sunday that early results show he will win this central African country’s presidential election, though official results have not been announced.

  • Ruth Jebet of Bahrain poses next to the board showing her result after she set a new world record in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase event at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Stade de France stadium in Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Saturday Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Jebet breaks world record to win women’s 3,000 steeplechase

    PARIS (AP) — Olympic champion Ruth Jebet broke the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase world record by six seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday

  • Kenya Olympic officials arrested over alleged mismanagement

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three officials of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) have been arrested in connection with the alleged mismanagement of the country’s team at the Rio de Janeiro Games, police officials said Friday.

  • Ebola survivor to nurse students: Be the best of the best

    ATLANTA (AP) — An American woman treated for the Ebola virus at Emory University Hospital said health care workers continue to learn more about the disease she contracted in 2014 while volunteering in the west African country of Liberia.

  • Judge Thokozile Masipa, reads her verdict during the state appeal hearing at the high court in Johannesburg, South Africa,Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The State lost it's appeal after challenging a ruling by Judge Masipa against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius who received six years for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe/POOL)

    SAfrican judge denies appeal for harsher Pistorius sentence

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African judge on Friday dismissed an appeal by prosecutors for a harsher sentence against Oscar Pistorius who was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend in 2013.

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  • Kenya disbands Olympic committee after troubles in Rio

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The National Olympic Committee of Kenya was disbanded by the government on Thursday and an investigation launched into alleged mismanagement of the country’s team at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • Kenyan athletics head Kiplagat dies after a long illness

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The suspended president of Athletics Kenya, Isaiah Kiplagat, has died after a long illness. He was 72.

  • FILE: In this Aug. 2014 file photo, worshippers gather at the Nizamiye Mosque for prayers after celebrating Eid in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, South Africa. Turkey has launched an international campaign to shut schools and foundations linked to Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim preacher that it blames for an attempted coup last month. Some Erdogan supporters also criticized the Nizamiye mosque north of Johannesburg, a soaring structure built with the funds of a Gulen backer. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, file)

    Turkey targets Gulen-inspired projects around the world

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In past years, big names in South Africa picked up the annual Gulen Peace Award, a local accolade inspired by a Turkish preacher who has been blamed by Turkey for an attempted coup last month.

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 photo, a selection of private medical files published by transparency website WikiLeaks is shown in Paris. WikiLeaks’ global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found.(AP Photo/Raphael Satter)

    Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

    CAIRO (AP) — Its scoops have rattled the Saudi foreign ministry, the National Security Agency and the U.S. Democratic Party. But WikiLeaks’ spectacular mass-disclosures have also hit hundreds of average people — including sick children, rape victims and mental patients — who just happened to find their personal information included in the group’s giant data dumps, The Associated Press has found.