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Surfer in stable condition after Australian shark attack

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:00pm

A teenage surfer was in stable condition after he was bitten by a shark Monday at the same Australian beach where a Japanese surfer was fatally mauled last year, officials said.

Spain's regional elections give boost to Rajoy's party

Ciaran Giles and Marisol Medina, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:21pm

Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative Popular Party got a boost in regional elections Sunday, while the opposition Socialists lost ground.

Brazilian city council candidate shot dead at Rio rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:41pm

Brazilian police say gunmen have killed a city council candidate as he was leaving a political rally outside Rio de Janeiro.

Jewish settlement soccer clubs bring politics to the pitch

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 3:50pm

The Beitar Shabi Givat Zeev players huddled around for a training session, lobbing soccer balls as an autumn evening breeze swept through the surrounding rocky hills. It was a routine scene played out on soccer fields around the world, but if Palestinian authorities have their way, the team could soon find itself permanently sidelined.

At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

Philip Issa and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 3:42pm

At least 26 civilians were killed in fresh government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria but failed to take any action because of deep divisions between Russia and the Western powers.

Britain's Prince William, Kate tour Vancouver without kids

Jeremy Hainsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 3:41pm

Prince George and Princess Charlotte stayed behind with their nanny as Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, continued their tour of British Columbia on Sunday, a day after George left Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hanging on a high-five.

4 wounded in shooting in Swedish city of Malmo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:01pm

Swedish police say four people have been wounded in a shooting in Malmo, the country's third-largest city.

The Latest: UN takes no action after arguments over Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 1:52pm

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

UN chief pledges help for talks to reunify divided Cyprus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 1:14pm

The United Nations secretary-general promised Sunday to lend his personal support to rival Cypriot leaders who are locked in complex talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided island nation.

Hungary manhunt in Budapest blast that wounded 2 officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 12:41pm

Hungarian authorities are hunting for a man who set off a homemade fragmentation bomb that seriously wounded two officers in central Budapest, the country's police chief said Sunday.

Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse

Khetam Malkawi and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 11:31am

A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam on social media.

Jordan's king re-appoints prime minister to new term

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:51am

Jordan's King Abdullah II has re-appointed his prime minister in what is largely a formality following Sept. 20 parliamentary elections.

Israeli official: Gaza underground wall to be done in months

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:41am

A senior Israeli military official on Sunday said a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be finished in a matter of months, dealing what he said would be a serious blow to the Islamic militant group.

North Korean defectors who became Chinese brides end silence

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:50am

North Korean defectors who became brides for rural Chinese men, they faced another excruciating choice when they suffered abuse: to flee to South Korea and leave their children. Women who've made that choice have lived with the guilt and shame for years, but some are breaking their silence and trying to get international help for their situation. What some of the women told The Associated Press about their experiences:

Syrian activists: Intense airstrikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo kill at least 23 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:31am

Syrian activists: Intense airstrikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo kill at least 23 people.

Turks protest assault of young nurse who wore shorts on bus

Neyran Elden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:24am

Turks donned shorts and gathered in central Istanbul on Sunday to condemn the assault of a young nurse who was attacked on a bus for wearing shorts.

France's former grand rabbi Joseph Sitruk dies at 71

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:21am

Joseph Sitruk, a former grand rabbi of France for more than two decades who oversaw a growth in synagogues and Jewish schools, has died after a long illness. He was 71.

Attendees at North Korean air show wowed by model F-16

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:21am

Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching — fireworks.

Kuwaiti armed with hunting rifle shoots an Egyptian, Syrian

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:21am

Kuwaiti police say they have arrested a man who says he accidentally shot a Syrian and Egyptian near a bloc of stores selling hunting rifles.