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Senior member of Rwandan rebel group arrested, Congo says

Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:10am

A military official says the Congolese army has arrested a senior member of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, a rebel group that includes members accused of carrying out the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

2 Yazidi women who escaped IS group win human rights prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:10am

Two Yazidi women who escaped sexual enslavement by the Islamic State group and went on to become advocates for others have won the European Union's Sakharov Prize for human rights.

Libya's navy says 90 migrants perished after boat fell apart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:10am

The Libyan navy said on Thursday that at least 90 migrants are believed to have perished when their rickety boat started to fall apart in the Mediterranean Sea, after leaving the Libyan coast.

NATO allies advance plans for east Europe troop deployment

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:01am

Faced with an ever-more belligerent and unpredictable Russia, NATO allies are advancing with plans to deploy thousands of troops and military equipment to the Baltics and Poland.

The Latest: NATO sending planes, ships to back EU migrant op

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:00am

The Latest on Europe's response to the flow of migrants to the continent (all times local):

Powerful quakes wreak new havoc in Italian mountain towns

Alessandra Tarantino and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:50am

Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, hoping to prevent a second night for them on the street or in cars.

Somalia's al-Shabab in comeback as Ethiopia pulls troops

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:20am

Somalia's Islamic extremists, al-Shabab, appear to be making a comeback, having recently seized four towns and attacked a guesthouse in neighboring Kenya, killing 12.

The Latest: UN will try again to evacuate Aleppo wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:20am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Dutch court convicts 5 men for mosque arson attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:50am

A Dutch court has convicted five right-wing extremists and sentenced them to four years' imprisonment for throwing Molotov cocktails at a mosque, saying the attack had "terrorist characteristics."

Philippine leader's meeting with Japan emperor canceled

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:50am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte left Japan on Thursday without meeting Emperor Akihito as their scheduled meeting had to be canceled because of the death of the emperor's uncle.

Indonesian woman given 20-year jail term in cyanide murder

Ali Kotarumalos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:50am

A Jakarta court sentenced an Indonesian woman accused of killing a former classmate with cyanide-laced coffee to 20 years in prison on Thursday, in a dramatic climax to a trial that was broadcast live and became a national spectacle.

Slovenia to rebury 800 victims from post-WWII mass grave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:40am

Slovenia is reburying some 800 victims from a mass grave containing the remains of thousands of people believed killed in the aftermath of World War II by the communist authorities.

APNewsBreak: Abu Sayyaf got $7.3 million from kidnappings

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:40am

Abu Sayyaf pocketed at least 353 million pesos ($7.3 million) from ransom kidnappings in the first six months of the year and have turned to abductions of foreign tugboat crewmen as military offensives restricted the militants' mobility, a confidential Philippine government report said.

Pakistan bans protest and rallies in Islamabad for 2 months

Asif Shahzad, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:32am

The Pakistani government on Thursday banned all political meetings, rallies and protests in the capital, Islamabad, ahead of a planned opposition march against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Nov. 2.

Romanian man asks court to recognize his same-sex marriage

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:20am

A Romanian man asked his country's Constitutional Court on Thursday to recognize his marriage to an American man, in a case that has pitted the nation's conservative majority against those who want to move into the European mainstream.

India expels Pakistani embassy staffer over espionage charge

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:10am

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said India was expelling a Pakistani diplomat in New Delhi after briefly detaining him on what it called "false and unsubstantiated charges," a sign of increasing tension between the two South Asian nuclear-armed archrivals.

European court rejects German far-right party's complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:50am

A European court has dismissed a German far-right party's claim that it has been stigmatized to the point that it faces a de facto ban.

Bulldozers level French migrant camp, new life for residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:40am

Bulldozers began demolishing the makeshift migrant camp in northern France on Thursday, the day after it went up in flames and authorities declared it empty and a mass evacuation over.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:40am

Libya navy spokesman: 90 migrants believed dead after their rickety boat was damaged hours after leaving Libyan shore.