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Pentagon chief: Afghan situation 'confused and complicated'

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:21pm

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday promised a full and transparent investigation into whether a U.S. aircraft providing support for American and Afghan commandos was responsible for the explosions that destroyed a hospital in northern Afghanistan, killing 22 people.

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.

More debris but no word on fate of ship lost off Bahamas

Ben Fox and Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 6:41pm

The search for a U.S. cargo ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin off the southeastern Bahamas turned up more clues Sunday but no word yet on the fate of the vessel or its 33-member crew.

Bermuda whipped by weakening Hurricane Joaquin

Josh Bell and David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 6:11pm

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

The Latest: 2 Coast Guard cutters will search through night

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 5:41pm

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

Portuguese government wins re-election despite austerity policies opposed across Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 4:11pm

Portuguese government wins re-election despite austerity policies opposed across Europe.

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.

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.