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Philippines' President Duterte to scrap war games with US

Tran Van Minh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:20am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final.

World figures to attend funeral of Israel's Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:11am

The following world figures have confirmed attendance at Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday:

Former Australian government minister visits Iraq front line

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:50am

A former Australian government minister drew criticism from the foreign minister on Thursday for visiting the Iraqi front line in a battle between the Islamic State movement and Kurdish Peshmerga.

Canadian-Iranian professor held in Iran returns to Canada

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:50am

A Canadian-Iranian retired professor who was released from an Iranian prison this week has returned to Canada

Study shows body cameras slash complaints against officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:41am

A study of British and U.S. police by Cambridge University shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras.

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns to capital after illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:40am

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi returned to the country's capital Thursday after a brief bout of illness following her visit to the United States.

UK's most senior police officer retiring February

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:40am

Britain's most senior police officer has announced he'll retire in February, seven months before his contract expires.

The Latest: Airstrikes destroy bakery in Syria's Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:40am

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

The Latest: Palestinian leader to attend Peres funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:31am

The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):

1 lion recaptured, 1 killed after escape at German zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:21am

A German zoo says it has recaptured one lion but had to kill another after they escaped from their cage overnight.

Palestinian official: President Mahmoud Abbas to attend Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:21am

Palestinian official: President Mahmoud Abbas to attend Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday.

Bosnian war crimes suspect arrested in Switzerland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:11am

Bosnia's state prosecution office says Swiss authorities have arrested a Muslim Bosniak woman suspected of having brutally killed a Serb child during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia.

Man arrested after 19 bodies found in Chinese village

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:11am

A suspect was arrested Thursday following the discovery of 19 dead bodies in six homes in a southwestern Chinese village, police and state media said.

Nepal urges 'conducive environment' for South Asian summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:00am

Nepal urged South Asian nations on Thursday to create a "conducive environment" so a regional summit can be held as scheduled in November in Pakistan's capital.

In Argentina, freedom still distant for Sandra the orangutan

Luis Andres Henao and Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:00am

A sign outside Sandra's cage explains that "orangutan" comes from the Malay expression for "person of the forest." But she remains in a concrete cell in Buenos Aires and may never see the rainforests of her ancestors.

Erdogan hints state of emergency can be extended to a year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:40am

Turkey's president hinted on Thursday that the three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup could be extended to over a year.

Printing plant where Charlie Hebdo killers died reopens

Catherine Gaschka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:40am

A printing plant north of Paris reopened Thursday for the first time since it was badly damaged during a deadly standoff between police and two brothers who gunned down cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo newspaper.

Italy's Berlusconi turns 80 amid reflections and greetings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:20am

Silvio Berlusconi is marking his 80th birthday quietly with his family, amid a flurry of greetings and reflections on his political career in Italy spanning more than two decades.

Catalan parliament debates new proposal for secession vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:10am

Catalan regional lawmakers are debating regional President Carles Puigdemont's latest promise to hold another independence referendum next September with or without agreement from Spain.