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South African universities say academic year is in peril

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 5:52am

South African protesters lob rocks at security guards at one of the continent's leading universities. Police fire rubber bullets at students on another campus. Vice-chancellors warn that students might not be able to finish the academic year if a national dispute over financing higher education is not resolved soon.

Russia warns against US attack on Syrian forces

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 5:50am

Russia has warned the United States against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East.

Israel condemns Philippines president for invoking Hitler

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 5:30am

Israel's Foreign Ministry says it's "unfortunate" that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chose to invoke Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust in his bloody anti-crime war.

Albania activists hold protest against waste dumping

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 5:20am

Hundreds of Albanian activists have held a protest in Tirana, the national capital, against a law allowing the importation of garbage from foreign countries for recycling.

Egypt arrests 3 reporters conducting street interviews

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 5:20am

Egyptian police detained three journalists who were conducting street interviews in downtown Cairo about President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's request for small donations of spare change to fund development programs, security officials said Saturday.

Iran says new attack drone modeled on captured US aircraft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 4:40am

Iranian media says the Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone which is similar to a U.S. drone captured five years ago.

Merkel: Germans need to understand their history better

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 4:30am

Angela Merkel says Germans need to understand their own history better to lay the right foundations for the country's future.

Pakistan rattled by 5.5-magnitude earthquake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 4:20am

A Pakistani official says a 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the country's remote north, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Matthew strengthens into Category 5 hurricane in Caribbean

Howard Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:21pm

Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 5 storm late Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days.

The Latest: Matthew strengthens to Category 5 hurricane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:13pm

The Latest on Hurricane Matthew (all times local):

13 dead, 20 still missing in China after typhoon landslides

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:01pm

Thirteen people have been confirmed dead in two landslides after a major typhoon lashed southeastern China, with the prospect of the toll rising further as rescue crews continued Saturday to search for 20 missing people.

Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:22pm

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.

UN condemns Congo clashes, calls for quick election calendar

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:11pm

The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday strongly condemned recent deadly clashes in Congo fueled by political turmoil and called on the government and electoral commission to establish a calendar for elections "as fast as possible."

Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., UN official and ex-US envoy dies

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:51pm

Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., a U.N. undersecretary-general, former U.S. ambassador and chief of protocol under President George H.W. Bush, has died at the age of 78.

Hunger-striking ex-Gitmo detainee asks Uruguay for answers

Leonardo Haberkorn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:12pm

A hunger-striking former Guantanamo prisoner is threatening to stop drinking liquids to press Uruguay's government into allowing him to leave the South American country and reunite with his family.

5 soldiers killed in attack on Mexican army convoy

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:11pm

The sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind a brazen ambush on a military convoy using grenades and high-powered guns that left five soldiers dead and 10 wounded on Friday, officials said.

Children of Syria's Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught

Sarah El Deeb and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:11pm

The 6-year-old girl was found trapped under the rubble of her home, destroyed by an airstrike in Syria's rebel-held city of Aleppo. "Dust!" she wailed as rescue workers pried away the stones and debris on top of her, finally freeing her and placing her on a stretcher as she screamed for her father.

Obama to Bill Clinton after Peres funeral: 'Let's go!'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:01pm

President Barack Obama was left cooling his heels after attending the funeral for Israel's Shimon Peres as former President Bill Clinton chatted on the tarmac.

US teen summer program sparks national backlash in Cuba

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:53pm

A few months after President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March, a group of teenagers left the island for a month-long visit to the United States funded by the U.S. State Department.