LONDON  | Anti-Brexit protest in London calls for second referendum

LONDON  | Anti-Brexit protest in London calls for second referendum

LONDON  — Anti-Brexit protesters are gathering in central London for a demonstration calling for a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Around 150 buses are ferrying thousands of protesters from across the country to the British capital. The march will begin at noon (1100 GMT) and will be followed by a rally in Parliament Square.

Andrew Adonis, a Labour member of the House of Lords, said: “This week’s fresh chaos and confusion over Brexit negotiations has exposed how even the best deal now available will be a bad one for Britain … Voters will neither forgive nor forget if (lawmakers) allow this miserable Brexit to proceed without people being given the final say.”

Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, but negotiations have been plagued by disagreements.

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NICOSIA, Cyprus  | Cyprus takes in 29 Syrian migrants departing from Lebanon

NICOSIA, Cyprus  | Cyprus takes in 29 Syrian migrants departing from Lebanon

NICOSIA, Cyprus  — Cypriot police say most of the 29 Syrian migrants who have arrived to the Mediterranean island after setting sail from Lebanon told authorities they have relatives living on Cyprus.

Police said Saturday that the migrants, including five women, nine children and one unescorted minor, have so far made no requests for asylum after being taken to a reception center on the outskirts of the capital, Nicosia.

The 29 arrived Friday by boat at Cape Greco on Cyprus’ southeastern tip.

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Rights groups warn Ethiopia against return to repression

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Rights groups warn Ethiopia against return to repression

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Rights groups are calling on Ethiopia’s reformist new leader to stop using repressive tactics once favored by the previous leadership, in their most outspoken criticism since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April.

Human Rights Watch on Saturday highlighted the recent detention of hundreds of youth in the capital, Addis Ababa, after they rallied to condemn killings of ethnic minorities on the city’s outskirts.

Ethiopia on Tuesday released some 1,100 of the youth from a military camp after a monthlong detention in which the federal police commissioner said they were “brainwashed.”

Several hundred others are still detained for frequenting shisha cafes and dens where khat, a stimulant, is chewed.

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NICOSIA, Cyprus | The Latest: 11 injured in Madrid when migrants try to escape

NICOSIA, Cyprus | The Latest: 11 injured in Madrid when migrants try to escape

NICOSIA, Cyprus  — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

Spanish police say that 10 officers and one migrant have been injured when a large group of migrants tried to escape from a holding center where they await deportation.

Police say that a group of around 80 migrants of Algerian origin tried to break out of the internment center in Madrid early Saturday.

In August, 13 migrants successfully escaped from the same center.

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ISTANBUL  | The Latest: Britain considering Saudi Khashoggi report

ISTANBUL  | The Latest: Britain considering Saudi Khashoggi report

ISTANBUL  — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local):

1:25 p.m.

Britain’s Foreign Office says it is considering the Saudi report confirming writer Jamal Khashoggi’s death, and reiterated that those responsible must be held to account.

In a statement Saturday, the ministry said “We are considering the Saudi report and our next steps.”

It added: “As the foreign secretary has said, this was a terrible act and those responsible must be held to account.”

Meanwhile, opposition parties Labour and the Liberal Democrats urged Britain to take steps to suspend arms sales to the kingdom.

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MOSCOW | Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

MOSCOW | Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

MOSCOW— A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments in a statement Saturday, a day after U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Elena Khusyaynova. The complaint says she helped oversee the finances at a so-called troll farm aiming at influencing U.S. politics through social media postings.

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ISTANBUL | The Latest: Erdogan to speak, unclear if on Khashoggi

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Erdogan to speak, unclear if on Khashoggi

ISTANBUL — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local):

1:10 p.m.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to speak at the opening of a stadium early Saturday afternoon, though it is unclear whether he will comment on Saudi Arabia’s acknowledgement that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate.

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JOHANNESBURG | South Africa highway crash kills at least 27, including kids

JOHANNESBURG | South Africa highway crash kills at least 27, including kids

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s government says at least 27 people, including small children, have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Limpopo province.

The statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office says a minibus, truck and delivery vehicle crashed on Friday on a major highway between Mookgophong and Kranskop.

Ramaphosa says that “It is all the more worrying considering that barely a month ago 11 people lost their lives on the same stretch of road when a bus overturned.”

Neither the presidency nor emergency responder ER24 released details on what caused the accident.

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DES MOINES, Iowa | No Mega Millions winner, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion

DES MOINES, Iowa | No Mega Millions winner, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion

DES MOINES, Iowa — No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion.

Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $1 billion grand prize in Friday night’s drawing.

The numbers were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7.

The next drawing will be Tuesday. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would tie the largest lottery prize in U.S.

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