Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 6:20am
Having punished more than a million Communist Party members for corruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping will use a key meeting that started Monday to drive home the message that his signature anti-graft campaign is far from done and his authority remains undiminished.
Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 6:00am
Iraqi forces fought their way into two villages near Mosul on Monday as the offensive to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week and a rights group urged a probe into a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing over a dozen civilians.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 6:00am
America's top diplomat for Asia said Monday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's intentions have sparked distress in the U.S. and other countries.
A small plane heading toward Libya's coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government crashed soon after takeoff from Malta's airport Monday, killing all five French crew members, authorities said.
Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 5:40am
Syrian government forces and their allies on Monday captured strategic high ground in embattled Aleppo as Russia — a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad — said it was not planning more "humanitarian pauses" in the fighting in the city's eastern, rebel-held districts.
In a story Oct. 23 about Iraq's Mosul offensive, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a UNICEF team had visited a refugee camp near Mosul and found poor conditions there. The people the UNICEF team visited were residents of the area, which had recently been retaken from the Islamic State group.
Ciaran Giles, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 5:10am
Spain appeared close to ending 10 months of political deadlock Monday as King Felipe VI began talks with political party leaders before he is expected to call on conservative acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to try to form a government.
Kelvin Chan, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 5:00am
A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women in his Hong Kong apartment had tortured one of the victims for three days while using cocaine, a prosecutor said at the opening of his murder trial Monday.
Greek police say dozens of residents in an island camp for refugees and other migrants have set fire to part of the facility that handles asylum applications, during a protest over delays in the asylum process.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 4:40am
South Korea's president on Monday proposed revising the country's constitution, which limits leaders to a single five-year term. Critics immediately called it an attempt to divert attention from corruption scandals involving her associates.
Elaine Ganley, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 4:31am
Carrying their belongings in bags and suitcases, long lines of migrants waited calmly in chilly temperatures Monday to board buses in the French port city of Calais, as authorities began evacuating and dismantling the squalid camp they call home.