• This photo provided by Netflix shows Idris Elba, left, as Commandant, and Abraham Attah, center, as Agu, in the Netflix original film, "Beasts of No Nation," directed by Cary Fukunaga. (Shawn Greene/Netflix via AP)

    Elba, Fukunaga subscribe for Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’

    TORONTO (AP) — The early conversations between director Cary Fukunaga and Idris Elba about their child soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation” began with, Elba says, the two discussing “the level of depth that he and I wouldn’t mind plunging into.”

  • 5 suicide bombings target Chad, killing at least 36 people

    N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — At least five suicide bombers on Saturday targeted a village in Chad that is home to thousands of Nigerians who have fled Islamic extremist violence, killing at least 36 people and wounding about 50 others in what appeared to be coordinated attacks, officials said.

  • In this Friday, Sept. 25 2015 file photo, a security officer monitors Muslim pilgrims attending the annual hajj pilgrimage on CCTV screens at a security command center in Mina, Saudi Arabia, a day after a stampede killed more than 700 people. A new tally shows last month’s crush and stampede at the Saudi hajj was the deadliest event to ever strike the annual pilgrimage. The Associated Press count Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, shows at least 1,453 people died Sept. 24 in Mina. Saudi officials have said their official figure of 769 killed and 934 injured in the disaster remains accurate. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)

    AP Exclusive: Hajj crush was deadliest ever at pilgrimage

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One survivor of last month’s crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn’t tell how many there were.

  • In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, an Iranian mourner weeps during a funeral ceremony, attended by thousands of mourners in Tehran, Iran, for some of the pilgrims who were killed in a stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September 2015. The crush and stampede outside the holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people from around the world during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally released on Thursday, Oct. 8, showed, more than 600 more than the kingdom’s official toll. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

    New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom’s official toll.

  • Prosecutor: Burkina Faso coup leader formally charged

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A military prosecutor says the general who took power after last month’s coup now has been formally charged along with one other formal top official accused of supporting the overthrow of Burkina Faso’s government.

  • South Sudan starts unlikely quest to reach 2018 World Cup

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A month after celebrating its first win in a competitive game, South Sudan will make its debut in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Africa’s lowest-ranked countries begin their quests to reach soccer’s biggest tournament.