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Norwegians now can change genders legally with a mouse click

Mark Lewis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:30am

Ten-year-old Anna Thulin-Myge's passport shows what looks like an ordinary Norwegian girl wearing her long, blond hair fastened with a clip. It lists her first name as Anna, but under sex it says "M."

EU presses ahead with military plans, UK opposes any EU army

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:20am

European Union nations pressed ahead Tuesday with plans to boost military cooperation as Britain vowed to oppose the creation of an EU army or headquarters.

Iraq: Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 9 civilians

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:10am

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a busy commercial area of the capital, Baghdad, killing at least nine civilians, officials said.

Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord

Joshua Goodman and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:00am

After a half-century of combat that spilled blood across this South American nation, Colombians have embarked on a new, but difficult path to settle their political differences with the signing of a historic peace accord between the government and leftist rebels.

Official: 13 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:40am

An Afghan official says that at least 13 Afghan army soldiers were killed when a group of Taliban militants attacked their checkpoint in northern Kunduz province.

Police say mosque, congress center attacked in Dresden

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:01am

A mosque and a conference center were attacked in two explosions in the German city of Dresden but nobody was injured, police said Tuesday.

Trial opens in Pakistan over murder of British woman

Asif Shahzad, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:01am

A Pakistani court on Tuesday opened the trial against the father and ex-husband of a British woman over her alleged rape and murder in the name of so-called honor.

Amnesty International critical of Hungary's asylum system

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:30am

Asylum seekers are being mistreated in Hungary and its asylum system is "blatantly designed" to deter refugees from seeking protection there, rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday.

China sentences 3 to suspended terms over labor activism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:10am

A court in southern China's industrial heartland on Tuesday passed down suspended sentences to three labor organizers who led strikes to demand better working conditions, in the latest move by ruling Communist Party authorities to rein in civil society.

Taiwan closes schools, offices ahead of island-wide typhoon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:30am

Taiwan closed schools and offices as a large typhoon with 162 kilometers- (100 miles-) per-hour winds approached the mountainous island Tuesday.

Taiwan closes schools, offices ahead of island-wide typhoon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:30pm

Schools and offices have been closed on Taiwan and people in dangerous areas have been evacuated as a large typhoon with 162 kilometers- (100 miles-) per-hour winds approaches the island.

WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 10:33pm

More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Failure to get Syria cease-fire stole spotlight at UN

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 10:31pm

The failed attempt by the U.S. and Russia to revive a cease-fire in Syria stole the spotlight at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders but every other global hotspot had its moment — and there were some chuckles as well including a message to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to be ready to receive his gift of a "white bull" from South Sudan.

Mexico's governing party strips governor of party support

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:42pm

An internal committee of Mexico's governing party said Monday that it decided to strip party rights from one of its state governors under federal investigation for corruption.

Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict

Joshua Goodman and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:21pm

Colombia's government and its largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday in an emotional ceremony that seeks to put an end to a half-century of combat and put the war-weary nation on the path to reconciliation.

Kerry meets Venezuelan president amid escalating tensions

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:52pm

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that he is "deeply concerned" about escalating political tensions in Venezuela as he held his first official meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Driving rain and wind diverts plans for Canadian royal tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:31pm

Plans to show off one of British Columbia's most beautiful areas to Prince William and his wife, Kate, were scuttled by bad weather.

The Latest: Colombia accord signing ends with 'Ode to Peace'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:51pm

The latest on the signing of a historic peace deal in Colombia (all times local):

Azerbaijan holds referendum on presidential term extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:41pm

Amid international criticism, Azerbaijanis held a referendum Monday on proposed constitutional changes that would extend the presidential term and powers in the ex-Soviet republic.