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Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:10am

The Vatican on Tuesday published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place.

3 Vietnamese sailors freed by Somali pirates return home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:50am

Three Vietnamese sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years returned home Tuesday, with one father expressing happiness at seeing a son he hadn't heard from in three years.

Blast in Turkish Mediterranean resort causes slight injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:50am

An explosion inside a car left in the parking lot of the local chamber of trade in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya on Tuesday slightly injured about a dozen people, an official said.

Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:41am

Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town, hundreds of kilometers (miles) to the south of the operation to retake Mosul, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

South Sudan's army committed atrocities, Amnesty says

Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:40am

A 6-year old girl who was killed by rocket fire from a helicopter gunship. A journalist who was killed because of his ethnicity. A 15-year-old girl who was gang-raped.

Hong Kong banker's trial jury sees chilling video of torture

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:40am

A Hong Kong jury watched chilling video Tuesday of a British banker torturing an Indonesian woman and then talking for hours about how he repeatedly raped her and then killed her without feeling guilt or emotion.

The Latest: Aid group urges EU to reconsider Libya training

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:31am

The Latest on Europe's response to the inflow of asylum-seekers and migrants (all times local):

Somali extremists kill 12 non-Muslims in northern Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:22am

Islamic extremist gunmen from neighboring Somalia killed 12 people in an attack on non-Muslims in Kenya's northern Mandera County, an official said Tuesday.

Will he chew gum? Japan wary of Philippine leader's visit

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:22am

The outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte worries his Japanese hosts. Not just his policy toward the U.S. but also his informal style: Will he chew gum in front of the emperor?

4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:21am

Four people were killed Tuesday after a river rapids ride malfunctioned at a popular theme park on Australia's east coast, officials said.

South Korea's leader acknowledges ties to woman in scandal

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:20am

South Korea's president offered a surprise public apology on Tuesday after acknowledging her close ties to a mysterious woman at the center of a corruption scandal.

Spain: King expected to call on PM to form govt, end impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:20am

Spain's King Felipe VI is expected to call on conservative acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to try to form a government after two days of talks with political party leaders aimed at ending 10 months of political deadlock.

German police search apartments in Chechen extremism probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:20am

German police say they have searched apartments in five regions as part of an investigation into alleged involvement in extremism by Chechen asylum-seekers.

Suspected extremists attack African Union base in Somalia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:10am

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber hit an African Union army base in central Somalia Tuesday.

Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:10am

Militant attacks in Pakistan have killed hundreds of people over the past three years, including many schoolchildren. On Tuesday, authorities were investigating a brazen attack overnight in the Baluchistan provincial capital of Quetta where gunmen stormed a police academy, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits.

Australian gets 15 years prison for abusing girls in Bali

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:51am

An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced an Australian retiree to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing girls on the tourist island of Bali.

Afghan official says militant attack kills 8 policemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:40am

An Afghan official says a militant attack on a police checkpoint in eastern Nangarhar province has killed eight officers.

Saudi Arabia: 2 security officers shot, killed in its east

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:20am

Saudi Arabia says two security officers have been shot and killed in the kingdom's predominantly Shiite east.

Russia: Humanitarian corridors in Syria's Aleppo still open

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:20am

Russia's Defense Ministry says that humanitarian corridors out of Syria's Aleppo are still open and that there have been no Russian or Syrian airstrikes on the besieged city for seven days now.