Israel: Palestinian killed after stabbing security officer

September 30, 2016

Israeli police say forces shot and killed a Palestinian who stabbed a security officer in the West Bank.…

Peres, remembered for tireless peace efforts, laid to rest

September 30, 2016

Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday by dozens of world leaders who praised Israel’s former president and prime minister for pursuing peace with an indefatigable spirit and optimism, even…

The Latest: Matthew now a powerful Category 4 hurricane

September 30, 2016

The Latest on Hurricane Matthew (all times local):…

Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., UN official and ex-US envoy dies

September 30, 2016

Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., a United Nations undersecretary-general, former U.S. ambassador and chief of protocol under President George H.W. Bush, has died at the age of 78.…

The rescue of a baby reveals the incredible toll on those who save lives in Syria

September 30, 2016

“The world knows us as heroes, but this is work that breaks you,” one White Helmet member said.…

A fatal police shooting in California sparks outrage in Uganda

September 30, 2016

Alfred Olango, who survived Joseph Kony’s brutality, was unarmed when he was killed by police in El Cajon.…

Attack on train kills at least 3 in Republic of Congo

September 30, 2016

A police spokesman says armed men have attacked a train carrying security forces in Republic of Congo’s Pool region, killing several people.…

Historic takeover of Puerto Rico’s finances, agencies begins

September 30, 2016

A federal control board on Friday took over Puerto Rico’s finances and several government agencies for the first time in the U.S. territory’s history in a bid to haul the…

The Latest: US says Syria dialogue with Russia continues

September 30, 2016

The Latest on Syria (all times local):…

Pope in Georgia: Vaguely Russia rebuke, warm Georgia welcome

September 30, 2016

Pope Francis issued a vague rebuke to Russia on Friday and received an unexpectedly warm welcome from the leader of the Georgian Orthodox Church as he mixed geopolitics with religion…

Mexico raises interest rates, cites Trump as risk

September 30, 2016

The head of Mexico’s central bank says U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump represents a “hurricane” sized threat to Mexico.…

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict — the elephant in the tent at Peres funeral

September 30, 2016

The decades-long war between Arabs and Jews cast a shadow at the services.…

At Shimon Peres’s funeral, world leaders gather for a final farewell

September 30, 2016

Eulogies praised Peres’s efforts with the Palestinians and urged restarting the peace talks.…

Finns: The Dutch asked us to keep Buk missile test secret

September 30, 2016

Finland’s president says the Netherlands had asked the Nordic country to keep secret some tests it made with Russian-built missiles similar to the one believed to have downed a Malaysian…

UN rights council approves inquiry into Burundi abuses

September 30, 2016

The U.N. Human Rights Council has approved the creation of a commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations and abuses in Burundi over the last 17 months.…

Pro-refugee mayor of German town assaulted, no suspects yet

September 30, 2016

Police say the pro-refugee mayor of a tiny town in northern Germany was assaulted outside a town hall meeting where the construction of a new asylum-seekers’ home was to be…

Police: Autopsies done for sisters found dead in Seychelles

September 30, 2016

Two American sisters found dead in their tropical island villa while vacationing in Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police in the African archipelago nation.…

Polish explorer says he’s found deepest underwater cave

September 30, 2016

A team of explorers say they have revealed an underwater cave to be the world’s deepest, at 404 meters (1,325 feet) down, near the eastern Czech town of Hranice.…

Gunmen kills 6 civilians, 1 police officer in Pakistan

September 30, 2016

Pakistani officials say unknown gunmen have killed six civilians in the country’s southwest. Elsewhere attackers killed a police officer in a southern city in order to free two alleged killers…

South African rangers kill 3 suspected poachers

September 30, 2016

South African authorities used a helicopter to recover the bodies of three suspected poachers who were fatally shot by rangers in a wildlife park where rhino poaching has increased in…

Syrian monitor: Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year

September 30, 2016

A year of Russian airstrikes on areas outside government control in Syria have killed more than 9,000 people, displaced tens of thousands and caused wide destruction, an opposition monitoring group…

Germany said it took in more than 1 million refugees last year. But it didn’t.

September 30, 2016

One of 2015′s most widely discussed numbers was wrong.…

3 Chinese fishermen dead after clash with South Korea coast guard

September 30, 2016

Three Chinese fishermen likely died from inhaling toxic fumes when a fire erupted after South Korean coast guard officers threw “flashbang” grenades into the fishing boat, officials said Friday.…

A Colombian rebel discovers soft beds and iPhones after 20 years in the jungle

September 30, 2016

If a peace agreement is approved Sunday, 7,000 guerrillas will come in from the cold.…

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte poses a major and unpredictable challenge to the U.S.

September 30, 2016

Coarse language and bluster aside, the stakes are high.…

Two American sisters died at a luxury Indian Ocean resort. Now their family is searching for answers.

September 30, 2016

The mystery surrounding the deaths of Annie and Robin Korkki persists, even after the release of an autopsy report.…

Man suspected of killing parents, then 17 neighbors in China

September 30, 2016

Police say a villager in southwest China killed his parents and then 17 neighbors in an attempt to cover up his crime, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.…

Europe’s comet chaser Rosetta concludes 12-year mission

September 30, 2016

The European Space Agency says it has lost contact with its Rosetta probe after it hit the surface of a comet, marking the planned end of a 12-year mission.…

Banned Pakistan group urges revenge for killing of Kashmiris

September 30, 2016

The founding member of a banned Pakistani militant group has urged the army to take revenge on India for killing civilians in Kashmir.…

Anti-wildlife trafficking group lauds Thai ivory crackdown

September 30, 2016

A major conservation group has praised Thailand for a huge drop in sales of ivory items resulting from an official crackdown aimed at shedding the country’s image as a center…

A different Trump metaphor: America’s Ahmadinejad

September 30, 2016

The former Iranian president and Trump have something in common.…

Obama joins world leaders in mourning Shimon Peres — and a dormant Middle East peace process

September 30, 2016

The president made a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a central part of his foreign policy, to little avail.…

Obama hails the vision of Shimon Peres: ‘His pursuit of peace was never naïve’

September 30, 2016

President Obama praised peace-seeker Shimon Peres in a eulogy in Jerusalem, but noted the dream of ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains unfulfilled.…

In a rare moment of pause, Abbas and Netanyahu shake hands

September 30, 2016

The two leaders have not held direct talks since 2010.…

3 Chinese fishermen dead after clash with SKorea coast guard

September 30, 2016

Three Chinese fishermen likely died from smoke inhalation after a fire erupted when South Korean coast guard officers threw “flashbang” grenades into their boat, which had been fishing illegally, officials…

A timeline of comet probe’s 12-year space odyssey

September 30, 2016

The European Space Agency’s comet-chasing probe Rosetta is performing a final maneuver Friday that will end its 12-year mission with a crash-landing on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.…

UK services sector grew more than expected after Brexit vote

September 30, 2016

Britain’s pivotal services sector has defied expectations in the weeks after the vote to leave the European Union.…

Cyprus court orders Egyptian hijacker extradited

September 30, 2016

A Cyprus court on Friday approved a request from the Egyptian government to extradite a man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight with a fake suicide belt and diverted it…

Japan approves $1.5b deal for new Tokyo Olympic stadium

September 30, 2016

The Japanese government approved a 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract Friday to build a new main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a project that has been delayed by…

A refugee from war-torn Aleppo helped save a Canadian bride’s wedding day

September 30, 2016

Ibrahim Halil Dudu, a master tailor from Aleppo, helped a Canadian bride after the zipper on her dress split open shortly before her wedding.…

French aircraft carrier rejoins US-led fight against IS

September 30, 2016

French warplanes are flying over Iraq after France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier rejoined the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State extremists and the coalition prepares to try to take back…

Major attacks by US designated Pakistani militant group

September 30, 2016

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, or the Freedom Movement, a breakaway Taliban faction and a U.S.-designated terrorist group, has claimed responsibility for many of the most brutal militant attacks carried out in recent weeks…

Turkey: 12 TV stations closed for alleged security threat

September 30, 2016

Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have ordered 12 more news organizations closed down for alleged threats to national security.…

Kidnappers free Pakistani media group executive

September 30, 2016

An executive at a leading Pakistani media group says that a director who was abducted earlier this week has been freed by his captors and has arrived safely in Islamabad.…

China reports 6 dead, 23 missing in typhoon landslides

September 30, 2016

Six people are reported dead and at least 23 people are still missing after two landslides triggered by a major typhoon swept through separate villages in southeastern China, state media…

A year after mudslide killed 280, little change in Guatemala

September 30, 2016

One year after a huge landslide killed at least 280 people near Guatemala’s capital, the neighborhood once known as Cambray II remains a grim wasteland.…

Duterte ‘happy to slaughter’ drug suspects; mentions Hitler

September 30, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be “happy…

Formerly high-flying Chinese officials sentenced for graft

September 30, 2016

A pair of formerly highflying Chinese provincial officials have been sentenced to life in prison for corruption and bribe taking.…

Q&A with Shimon Peres

September 30, 2016

“I am leaving the office but am not leaving the battle for peace,” Shimon Peres said in a 2014 interview.…

Lower caste Indian singer embraces centuries-old slur. Caste pride is driving her success.

September 30, 2016

A new generation of pop singers is flaunting caste identity.…

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