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Mexico, 5 South American countries question Venezuela rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:31pm

Mexico has joined five South American countries in expressing concern over the decision by electoral authorities in Venezuela to effectively delay a presidential recall vote until 2017.

Hurricane Matthew heads toward central Caribbean Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:11pm

People in the Dutch Caribbean islands reinforced their homes and stocked up on emergency supplies Thursday as Hurricane Matthew took a rare turn through the southern Caribbean ahead of an expected shift to the north.

British royal kids make rare appearance in Canada

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:11pm

Princess Charlotte took her first steps in public on Thursday as she and brother Prince George played in a children's party with Prince William and Kate.

UN oficial to monitor Colombia peace tribunals closely

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:41pm

The United Nations' top human rights official says he will closely watch how special peace tribunals set up as part of Colombia's peace process operate to make sure people who committed serious war crimes during the long conflict are held accountable.

Austria: Man convicted of murder for plowing car into crowd

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:32pm

An Austrian court has found a man guilty on multiple murder and attempted murder counts and sentenced him to life in prison for plowing his car through a crowd of pedestrians, killing three and injuring dozens.

Group calls for Darfur chemical weapons investigation

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:31pm

Amnesty International is calling on the U.N. Security Council to take action over reports that the Sudanese government has used chemical weapons in Darfur.

UN rights council seeks greater monitoring of Yemen abuses

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:23pm

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution calling for greater U.N. monitoring of rights abuses in war-torn Yemen, while shrugging off calls from the U.N. human rights chief and others for an independent investigation of abuses.

Ukraine marks Babi Yar massacre's 75th anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:23pm

Ukraine on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II.

The Latest: Russia says US boycott would help 'terrorists'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:51pm

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

UN impotent before Syria war crimes

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:41pm

Russia and Syria faced a growing chorus of international condemnation over their actions in Aleppo, but U.N. officials conceded Thursday there was little they could do beyond shaming the two countries for what they are increasingly calling "war crimes."

Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:41pm

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career.

Egyptian court blocks cancellation of islands transfer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

An Egyptian court has blocked the cancellation of an Egyptian-Saudi pact under which Cairo will transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Riyadh.

Car bomb explodes near home of Egyptian judicial official

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

An Egyptian security official says a car bomb exploded near the home of a senior assistant to the country's prosecutor general.

The Latest: Bill Clinton, Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

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

India says it has struck militants across Kashmir frontier

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

India said Thursday it carried out "surgical strikes" against militants across the highly militarized frontier that divides the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, in an exchange that escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

Catalan parliament debates new proposal for secession vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:01pm

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.

Report: Car crash in Iran kills 14 illegal Afghan migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:01pm

Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a crash in southeastern Iran has killed 14 illegal Afghan migrants and injured 11 others.

World figures to attend funeral of Israel's Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:32pm

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

Israel's Supreme Court rejects former PM Olmert's appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:32pm

Israel's imprisoned former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faces an additional eight months behind bars after the country's Supreme Court rejected an appeal.