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Cuba submits latest draft UN resolution against US embargo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:31pm

The latest draft United Nations resolution urging the United States to end its economic embargo on Cuba has appeared — and it points out President Barack Obama's commitment to end the policy.

AP Exclusive: Saudi crush was deadliest hajj tragedy ever

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:11pm

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.

Suspected jihadists attack central Mali, kill official

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:01pm

A mayor says a group of suspected jihadists attacked a village in central Mali, killing a local official in front of his family.

US abandons Pentagon's failed rebel-building effort in Syria

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:01pm

The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups, officials said Friday.

The Latest: Obama praises Nobel Peace Prize choice

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:21pm

The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.

UN wants peacekeeping drones in South Sudan, which objects

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:11pm

The U.N. Security Council is urging the use of unarmed drones in the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, but the government there says that could cause "disagreement and hostility" as a peace deal tries to take hold.

Death toll in Guatemala mudslide reaches 253

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:01pm

The death toll of a massive landslide that buried a neighborhood on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital has risen to 253 as the search for victims enters its second week.

Turkish journalist detained for tweets critical of president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:41pm

Police in Turkey have detained the chief editor of an opposition English-language newspaper for posting tweets critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Kremlin: Military strikes in Syria not big financial burden

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 12:31pm

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russian air strikes in Syria haven't put any strain on the government's budget.

With a history of ethnic tension, Guinea holds election

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 12:11pm

Guinea's president faces an electoral rematch Sunday as ethnic clashes that marked the last presidential election threaten to resurface.

The Latest: German country declares refugee emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 12:01pm

The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

Embattled former oil minister asks Nigerians for prayers

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 12:01pm

The family of the former oil minister is asking Nigerians to pray for her as she fights cancer and British allegations of corruption.

UNESCO: Most nations fail gender parity goal for education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 11:51am

More than half of the world's countries have failed to achieve gender parity in education for girls in primary and secondary schools, according to a new U.N. report.

UN rejects $15 million offer from foundation under scrutiny

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 11:31am

A U.N. office says it is rejecting a $15 million offer from a foundation now under scrutiny after its leader was arrested and accused in an alleged bribery scheme.

Yemeni pro-government forces retake key seaside town

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 11:01am

Pro-government forces drove Shiite rebels from a strategic seaside town on Friday after three days of heavy clashes that killed nearly 100 fighters, Yemeni security officials said.

Egypt to restore King Tut mask after botched epoxy job

Maram Mazen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 10:22am

The restoration of King Tutankhamun's world-famous golden mask will begin Saturday, over a year after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back with epoxy, Egypt's state-run news agency said Friday.

Poachers kill 4 in anti-poaching patrol in Congo park

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 10:11am

Poachers killed three rangers and one Congolese military colonel who were part of a 10-man patrol that tracked the satellite collar of a killed elephant to a poachers' camp in a national park in Congo, the park's managers said Friday

Italy sends 19 Eritreans to Sweden under new EU refugee plan

Nicole Winfield and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:51am

Italy bid farewell Friday to 19 Eritreans — the first of an estimated 160,000 refugees to be resettled throughout Europe as part of a new EU redistribution program to move asylum-seekers out of hard-hit front-line countries.

Gunmen attack Burkina Faso police station; 3 dead

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

Authorities say three police officers have been killed after some 50 armed men attacked a police station near Burkina Faso's border with Mali.