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Belarusian protesters decry planned Russian air base

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 12:11pm

About 1,000 opposition activists on Sunday protested Russia's plans to establish a military air base in Belarus, saying it would turn the former Soviet republic into a Kremlin "vassal."

The Latest: Israeli stabbing victim describes deadly attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:41am

The latest developments after Palestinian stabbing attacks in Jerusalem killed two Israelis and wounded three others, including a toddler, prompting Israeli authorities to take the unprecedented step of closing east Jerusalem's Old City to all Palestinians who do not live, work or study there (all times local).

Syria President: Russia campaign must succeed

Albert Aji and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:32am

Syria's President Bashar Assad said in comments Sunday that the air campaign by Russia against "terrorists" in his country must succeed or the whole region will be destroyed, stressing that the fight against terrorism must precede a political process.

Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:41am

The International medical charity Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday it had withdrawn from the northern Afghan city of Kunduz after a deadly airstrike destroyed its hospital and killed 22 people, as the U.S. and Afghan governments vowed to get to the bottom of the carnage.

Thousands attend funerals of Iranians killed in hajj crush

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 6:41am

Thousands of mourners attended funeral services in Iran on Sunday for pilgrims killed in a stampede during last month's hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, a disaster that has stoked tensions between the two regional rivals.

The Latest: Container found that may be from missing ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:22pm

The latest on the search for a cargo ship missing off the coast of Bahamas (all times local):

Debris spotted as crews search for ship lost off Bahamas

Ben Fox and Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:02pm

Rescuers spotted floating debris and an oil sheen Sunday as U.S. crews continue an intensive search off the southeastern Bahamas for a U.S. cargo ship with 33 people on board. The company that owns the ship said a container that appears to belong to the vessel had been found as well.

Iraqi PM opens Green Zone to all citizens

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:01pm

Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad open to all of his citizens for the first time in 12 years Sunday amid efforts to cut spending and appease citizens who have been protesting for basic public services.

Bermuda whipped by weakening Hurricane Joaquin

Josh Bell and David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 12:41pm

Bermuda was getting lashed Sunday by gusting winds and pelting rains from a weakening Hurricane Joaquin as its spinning center tracked just southwest of the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination after plowing through the Bahamas as a major storm.

Fighting rages on Yemen's Red Sea coast

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 12:30pm

Fierce battles raged between pro-government fighters clashing with Shiite Houthi rebels and allied military units along Yemen's Red Sea coast Sunday, Yemeni security officials said.

Iraqi premier opens heavily-fortified Green Zone to public for first time in 12 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:31am

Iraqi premier opens heavily-fortified Green Zone to public for first time in 12 years.

Cameron: Britain will get more drones to fight extremists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:21am

Britain will get 20 more drones and strengthen its special forces as Britain tries to help quell the growth of the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday.

Picturesque French Riviera hit by deadly flash floods

Lionel Cironneau and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:01am

In a matter of minutes, torrential rains transformed the postcard-perfect French Riviera into a terrifying flood zone, leaving at least 16 dead, trapping hundreds of ailing pilgrims and halting car and train traffic Sunday along the mud-drenched Mediterranean coast.

Suicide bomber in Niger kills at least 7 people

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:51am

A suspected Islamic extremist in southeastern Niger detonated his explosives when confronted by a policeman Sunday morning, killing the officer and at least six civilians in a town targeted numerous times by jihadists this year.

Turkey probes claims security forces dragged corpse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:01am

Turkey's Interior Ministry says it has launched an investigation into possible human rights abuse after an image posted on social media showed a corpse tied to the back of a security vehicle being dragged along a street in southeast Turkey, where security forces are battling Kurdish militants.

Erdogan: Turkey taught world a 'lesson in humanity'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:21am

Turkey's president says his country has taught Europe and the world a lesson on humanity by hosting 2 million refugees from Syria and Iraq.

Dubai ruler launches aid and development foundation

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:41am

The ruler of Dubai launched a new foundation Sunday to consolidate a range of existing charitable and human development initiatives that aims to support more than $270 million in projects annually.

10 jihadi recruitment suspects arrested in Spain, Morocco

Harold Heckle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 7:52am

Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of recruiting jihadi fighters for the Islamic State group, Spain's officials said Sunday.

Typhoon roars into south China; tens of thousands evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 7:40am

A strong typhoon roared into southern China on Sunday, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region after leaving one dead and 30 fishermen missing in the Philippines.