• Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi appears at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the start of his trial on charges of involvement in the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu. Prosecutors allege that Al Mahdi was a member of an al Qaida-linked occupying force that destroyed most of Timbuktu's World Heritage-listed mausoleums in 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Post, Pool)

    Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Expressing “deep regret” for his actions, an Islamic extremist pleaded guilty Monday to orchestrating the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu.

  • Honduras' Marcelo Pereira, second left, scores his side's 2nd goal during the bronze medal match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Honduras and Nigeria at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)

    Nigeria earns Olympic bronze with 3-2 win over Honduras

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Sadiq Umar scored a pair of goals and Nigeria won the Olympic bronze medal by holding off Honduras 3-2 on Saturday at Mineirao Stadium.

  • FIFA prosecutors want 3 banned in South African fixing case

    ZURICH (AP) — FIFA ethics prosecutors want a six-year ban for a former South Africa Football Association president in a long-running case of fixed friendlies played ahead of the 2010 World Cup by the host nation.

  • In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a local San Juan, Puerto Rico-based tug crew uses a fire hose to cool the hull of the Caribbean Fantasy cruise ship that caught fire, a mile from San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. More than 500 passengers and crew were evacuated from a burning ship off Puerto Rico's north coast and many required medical care, though there were no reported fatalities or life-threatening injuries. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally/US Coast Guard via AP)

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  • In this photo taken Tuesday April, 5. 2016 author Hadiza Nuhu Gudaji, reads through one of her novels in her bedroom in Kano, Nigeria. In the local market stalls are signs of a feminist revolution with piles of poorly printed books by women, as part of a flourishing literary movement centered in the ancient city of Kano, that advocate against conservative Muslim traditions such as child marriage and quick divorces.  dozens of young women are rebelling through romance novels, many hand-written in the Hausa language, and the romances now run into thousands of titles.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Romances by women authors in Nigeria challenge traditions

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nestled among vegetables, plastic kettles and hand-dyed fabric in market stalls are the signs of a feminist revolution: Piles of poorly printed books by women that advocate forcefully against conservative Muslim traditions such as child marriage and quick divorce.