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Report: Iranian-American held in Iran gets 18-year sentence

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:01am

An Iranian-American held in Tehran has reportedly been sentenced to 18 years in prison for "collaboration with a hostile government," yet another dual national convicted in a secret trial since Iran's nuclear deal with world powers.

Russia: Weeklong half of airstrikes on Aleppo to continue

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:51am

The Russian military says the weeklong halt of Russian and Syrian air strikes on the besieged city of Aleppo will continue.

Bosnia's administrator condemns honoring of war criminals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:51am

Bosnia's top international official has condemned the Bosnian Serb parliament's decision to decorate indicted and convicted war criminals for their contribution in forming that institution in 1992.

Arafat museum recovers Nobel prize from Hamas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:51am

A relative of Yasser Arafat says the Hamas militant group has returned the late Palestinian leader's 1994 Nobel Peace Prize to the Palestinian government in the West Bank.

Spain: Rajoy accepts king's call to form overdue government

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:42am

Spain's conservative acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Tuesday he has accepted King Felipe VI's request to seek Parliament's approval to form a government and end the country's 10 months of political deadlock.

The Latest: Russia: US-led coalition hits civilians in Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:42am

The Latest on the developments in Iraq where an operation by Iraqi forces and their allies to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants is no in its second week (all times local):

Romanians celebrate 95th birthday of their last king

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:41am

Romanians on Tuesday celebrated the 95th birthday of their former king, Michael, the nation's last sovereign and one of the last surviving heads of states from the World War II era.

Maduro's opponents flame Venezuela birther debate

Joshua Goodman and Jorge Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:33am

A birther debate in Venezuela is heating up as President Nicolas Maduro's opponents seek to push the embattled socialist leader from office at any cost.

BA flight makes emergency landing in Vancouver with ill crew

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:22am

A plane traveling from San Francisco to London diverted to Vancouver after members of the crew reported feeling ill, British Airways said Tuesday.

German city tells residents: stay indoors after ammonia leak

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

Authorities in the southwest German city of Ludwigshafen are telling residents to stay indoors after an ammonia leak.

Israeli army: Man killed by gunfire from Egypt

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:21am

An Israeli man reportedly working on a border fence between Israel and Egypt was shot and killed on Tuesday when gunmen in Egypt opened fire at him, officials from both countries said.

Moldova: 28 police officers detained on bribe suspicions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:11am

Moldovan prosecutors have detained 28 police officers on suspicion that they took bribes instead of handing out traffic fines.

Ontario nurse charged in deaths of 8 nursing home residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:11am

Police say a nurse has been charged with the murders of eight elderly people at nursing homes in southwestern Ontario over seven years.

UN Envoy to Yemen hands peace plan outline to rival parties

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:11am

The United Nations envoy to Yemen has handed an outline for a peace plan to Houthi rebels in control of the capital which includes depriving their rival, President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, of his authorities and the withdrawal of militias from major cities, a Houthi-affiliated politician says.

Crews start dismantling French camp while migrants remain

Elaine Ganley and Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:01am

Crews in hard hats and orange jumpsuits on Tuesday started dismantling a makeshift camp in France that has become a symbol of Europe's migrant crisis while thousands of people remained there waiting to be relocated.

Hungary summons Russian envoy over 1956 uprising criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 8:51am

Hungary's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador over reportedly disparaging remarks on Russian state media about Hungary's 1956 anti-Soviet uprising.

Brazil probe past gang rape attack of same woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 8:12am

Brazilian authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether the victim of a gang rape was previously attacked by members of the same drug-dealing group.

Rights group: torture reports after failed coup in Turkey

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 8:03am

A human rights group said Tuesday that Turkish police have tortured or abused detainees following the failed coup attempt in July, a claim that Turkish officials deny.

Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:50am

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 the northern city of Mosul, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.