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Nigeria trying to muzzle dissenting voices, Amnesty says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:31am

Amnesty International says Nigeria is trying to muzzle dissent by arresting and intimidating journalists and protesters.

Pakistan says India will 'disintegrate' when Kashmir is free

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:31am

Pakistan's defense minister on Wednesday said India will "disintegrate" when Kashmir gains independence, in a sign of mounting tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Croatian president opens formal talks to form government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:21am

Croatia's president on Wednesday launched formal consultations with political parties in a step toward forming a new government after a snap election earlier this month.

Saudi Arabia has ways to hit back at 9/11 lawsuit effort

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:11am

Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning that U.S. legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions.

The Latest: Aid group says hospitals strained in Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:01am

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

Polish prime minister fires finance minister in overhaul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:32am

Poland's conservative prime minister on Wednesday fired her finance minister and is gave his duties to the country's deputy prime minister as part of a government restructuring.

Pair of ex-nuns joined in civil union in Italian town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:31am

Two former nuns who met in a convent have been joined in a civil union in a ceremony in a small town in northern Italy.

Tropical Storm Matthew forms in eastern Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:23am

Tropical Storm Matthew formed Wednesday in the eastern Caribbean and lashed several islands with heavy wind and rain.

UK Labour leader addresses claims of anti-Semitism in party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:11am

The leader of Britain's Labour Party is calling anti-Semitism an evil that must be wiped out as he hits back against claims that he has allowed prejudice to spread in the left-of-center party.

Norwegian mediator: Israeli leaders today lack Peres' vision

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:01am

One of the mediators who helped broker the 1993 Oslo Peace Accord remembers Shimon Peres as a charismatic leader who saw peace with the Palestinians as key to Israel's future.

South African police clash with student protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 9:41am

South African media say police fired rubber bullets during clashes with university students protesting for free education.

Shark attack survivor campaigns for sharks at UN meeting

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 9:41am

A medal-winning Paralympian from South Africa lost part of his right leg in a great white shark attack a decade ago. This week, he is an ambassador for sharks at a U.N. wildlife conference.

South Sudan says rebel leader's call to arms 'unacceptable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 9:21am

South Sudan's government is making its first public response to a rebel leader's call for a return to armed conflict, saying Riek Machar is placing his own ambition above peace.

UK man charged with terrorism offenses over Ukraine conflict

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 9:21am

A British man filmed with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine has been charged with terrorism offenses.

The Latest: Pope mourns loss of Israel's Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 9:01am

The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):

Syrian government attacks 2 hospitals, bread line in Aleppo

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:52am

Government shelling and airstrikes in Syria's eastern rebel-held Aleppo landed near a bread distribution center and two hospitals Wednesday, killing seven people and putting at least one of the medical facilities completely out of service, activists and medics said.

Massive typhoon hits eastern China, Taiwan, killing 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:51am

A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring more than 600 in Taiwan, where authorities remained on alert for the possibility of a landslide.

Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:42am

Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together world leaders and dignitaries.

Russian foreign minister says Dutch-led criminal investigation into MH17 crash "biased and politically motivated"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:41am

Russian foreign minister says Dutch-led criminal investigation into MH17 crash "biased and politically motivated"