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Pro-refugee mayor of German town assaulted, no suspects yet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:41am

Police say the pro-refugee mayor of a tiny town in northern Germany was assaulted outside a town hall meeting where the construction of a new asylum-seekers' home was to be discussed.

9 bodies found in western Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:31am

Authorities in the western Mexico state of Jalisco say they have found a total of nine bodies near a lake popular with tourists.

The Latest: Hurricane Matthew grows to Category 3 storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:31am

The Latest on Hurricane Matthew (all times local):

Islamic State suspect extradited to Germany from France

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:31am

A suspected member of the Islamic State group who turned himself in to French authorities and revealed plans of an attack plot has been extradited to Germany.

Gunmen kills 6 civilians, 1 police officer in Pakistan

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:21am

Unknown gunmen killed six civilians in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province while attackers killed a police officer in the southern city of Karachi in order to free two alleged killers he was escorting, officials said Friday.

Police: Autopsies done for sisters found dead in Seychelles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:13am

Two American sisters found dead in their tropical island villa while vacationing in Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police in the African archipelago nation.

US teen summer program sparks national backlash in Cuba

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:11am

A few months after President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March, a group of teenagers left the island for a month-long visit to the United States funded by the U.S. State Department.

Court says Malta can register child born on migrant boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:11am

A Maltese appeals court on Friday ruled that a Somali woman who gave birth on a migrant smugglers' boat eight years ago can finally register her child in Malta.

4 arrested at German border with possible bomb-making goods

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:51am

German police say they have arrested four men after finding possible bomb-making material in their car at the border with Austria.

South African rangers kill 3 suspected poachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:41am

South African authorities used a helicopter to recover the bodies of three suspected poachers who were fatally shot by rangers in a wildlife park where rhino poaching has increased in recent weeks.

Syrian monitor: Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:41am

A year of Russian airstrikes on areas outside government control in Syria have killed more than 9,000 people, displaced tens of thousands and caused wide destruction, an opposition monitoring group said Friday.

Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:34am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.

Germany: Baby girl found in suitcase beside infant skeleton

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:01am

A 22-year-old woman is under investigation for manslaughter after German police found a suitcase in her apartment with a newborn baby girl inside along with the skeleton of a second infant, Hannover prosecutors said Friday.

Dueling truths follow Indian raid in Pakistani Kashmir

Munir Ahmed and Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:01am

In New Delhi, they say that highly trained Indian soldiers slipped across the de facto border and into Pakistani-controlled Kashmir in a daring nighttime raid, killing anti-India militants preparing to launch attacks.

Erdogan comments on historic treaty irk opposition, Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:53am

Comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioning a historic treaty that defined Turkey's current-day borders have sparked anger inside Turkey and in Greece.

Chinese frigates pay port call at Myanmar's old capital

Min Kyi Thein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:21am

Two Chinese naval frigates are paying a port call near Myanmar's old capital, Yangon.

Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:03am

The Netherlands has summoned Russia's ambassador to complain about Russian criticism of the Dutch public prosecutor's office over the probe into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

EU nations approve ratification of climate change pact

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:52am

The European Union's environment ministers on Friday approved the ratification of the landmark Paris climate change pact, paving the way for the agreement to take effect in November.

NATO boss in autobiography: Obama backed my candidacy

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:41am

NATO's secretary-general says his bid to become the alliance's chief was supported by President Barack Obama, who worked behind the scenes to make it happen.