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Ex-PM fuels Socialist party feud over political impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:00am

Former Socialist Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez says he feels cheated by current Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez for allegedly backtracking on a plan to abstain in a parliament vote and allow the formation of a conservative government in order to end Spain's nine-month political deadlock.

Dutch investigators to give results of MH17 criminal probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:00am

Relatives of victims of the shooting-down of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over Ukraine more than two years ago were gathering Wednesday to learn the preliminary results of a Dutch-led criminal probe of the disaster that claimed 298 lives.

Amnesty's Thailand torture allegations spark arrest threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:52am

Thai authorities have threatened to arrest Amnesty International speakers who were set to hold a news conference to release a report detailing allegations of torture at the hands of the military and police, causing the rights group to cancel the event.

Afghan official: 13 civilians killed in airstrike on house

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:51am

At least 13 civilians were killed in an airstrike that hit a residential building in a volatile district of eastern Nangarhar province early Wednesday, an Afghan official said.

Etihad flight to Sydney turns back after engine fails

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:50am

The United Arab Emirates' national airline says one of its flights made an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi after an engine failed shortly after takeoff.

Suspected IS militants kill 3 police, 1 civilian in Egypt

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:40am

An Egyptian police statement says three policemen and a civilian have been shot dead by suspected Islamic State group militants who ambushed their taxi in the coastal city of el-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula.

Earthquake strikes southern Greece; no injuries, damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:31am

The Athens Geodynamic Institute says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 has struck off the southern coast of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. No damage or injuries were reported immediately.

Minister: 32,000 people arrested since failed coup in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:31am

The Turkish justice minister says 32,000 people have been arrested since the country's failed coup.

German police shoot dead man wielding knife in refugee home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:31am

Police in the German capital have shot dead a man who attacked another resident with a knife in a refugee shelter.

World figures to attend funeral of Israel's Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:31am

The following world figures will attend Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday, according to Israel's Foreign Ministry:

The Latest: Vatican says pope will not attend Peres funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:30am

The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):

Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies at 93

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:30am

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel Prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early Wednesday. He was 93.

Afghan official says 13 civilians killed in airstrike on residential building; US military says it is investigating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:20am

Afghan official says 13 civilians killed in airstrike on residential building; US military says it is investigating.

5 jihadi suspects arrested in Spain, Belgium, Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:11am

Officials say police in Spain, Belgium and Germany have arrested five people that allegedly formed part of a cell that spread propaganda and sought to recruit militants for the Islamic State armed group.

Israeli Foreign Ministry: Obama, Clintons, pope and Prince Charles to attend Shimon Peres' funeral.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:11am

Israeli Foreign Ministry: Obama, Clintons, pope and Prince Charles to attend Shimon Peres' funeral.

Indonesia evacuates tourists after Mount Barujari eruption

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:00am

Indonesian authorities are searching for several hundred tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere and have evacuated more than 1,100 others, the country's disaster agency said Wednesday.

A look at the career highlight of Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:20am

In an unprecedented seven-decade political career, Shimon Peres has filled nearly every position in Israeli public life.

AP Photos: Pyongyang starts day early with patriotic music

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:11am

North Korea's capital is still a pretty quiet place compared to most urban centers around the world, but it gets its start early — and orderly.

Up to 8 inmates fight in Philippine prison, 1 Chinese killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:01am

Up to eight inmates fought at the Philippine national penitentiary Wednesday, leaving a high-profile Chinese drug lord dead and four other inmates injured, officials said. The melee occurred amid a congressional investigation into the drug trade within the facility.