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Duterte: Filipinos may be able to return to disputed shoal

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 6:10am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday that Filipino fishermen may be able to return to the Chinese-held Scarborough Shoal in a few days after he discussed the territorial rift with Chinese leaders, but he did not provide details, including whether China imposed conditions.

Pentagon chief in Irbil for closer assessment of Mosul fight

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 6:10am

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Irbil on Sunday for a closer assessment of the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq and to hear from Kurdish leaders whose forces launched a new offensive in the operation to wrest Mosul from the militants' control.

Iraqi forces launch new advance northeast of Mosul

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 6:10am

Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a new offensive Sunday on a town near Mosul as part of a massive operation aimed at retaking the country's second largest city from the Islamic State group.

German police probe alleged encouragement for fatal jump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 6:00am

German police say they're investigating allegations that onlookers encouraged a teenage Somali migrant to jump from an apartment block, but officers at the scene heard nothing of the kind and they've yet to find any solid evidence.

Iran's president criticizes US presidential candidates

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 5:50am

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticized the U.S. presidential candidates' behavior during their recent debates.

Syrian rebels caution civilians in Aleppo about offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 5:40am

A leading northern Syrian rebel coalition warned civilians in Aleppo to stay away from government positions around the contested city early Sunday as rebels and pro-government forces clashed along the city's outskirts.

Italy recovers 14 dead on smugglers boats in 2 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 5:10am

Italian officials say that 14 bodies have been recovered in a two-day period on smugglers' boats packed with migrants making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.

3 dead in Russian apartment explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 5:00am

Russian emergency officials say three people are dead and 13 others are injured after an explosion in a high-rise apartment building believed to have been caused by gas.

Little known group says it's behind Egypt officer's killing

Maamoun Youssef, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 5:00am

A little known Egyptian group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior Egyptian army officer outside his suburban Cairo home.

2 explosions hit Japanese city, killing 1; suicide suspected

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 4:50am

Two apparent explosions hit the Japanese city of Utsunomiya back-to-back Sunday, killing one person and injuring three others in what police are viewing as a possible suicide.

Spain's Socialists to vote on ending political impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 3:10am

Spain's Socialist party is meeting to decide whether to help end the country's nearly 10-month political impasse and deliver another term to acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Lithuanians vote in what is expected to be a close race

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 3:00am

Lithuanians are voting in an election that could see a change of government after four years of power by a ruling coalition led by the Social Democrats.

Report shows increase in Afghanistan opium poppy cultivation

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 3:00am

Afghanistan saw an increase of 10 percent in opium poppy cultivation and 91 percent decrease in eradication across the country, according to a new joint survey released Sunday by the UN and Afghan government.

Saudi-led coalition stages airstrikes after Yemen truce ends

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 2:21am

A Saudi-led coalition launched a series of airstrikes around the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday, just hours after a 72-hour cease-fire expired, according to security officials.

Property restitution an issue in Poland long after communism

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 2:20am

A Warsaw court had no questions when a landlord known for brutal evictions sought the return of an apartment house seized under communism from a Jewish woman. It was tenants who came forward with information that blocked the restitution, showing the woman — who would have been 106— died in 1974.

Officials: 100 mostly barefoot inmates escape Haiti lockup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 6:51pm

More than 100 mostly barefoot inmates overpowered guards on Saturday and escaped from a lockup in central Haiti, officials said.

Venezuela braces for turbulence after recall is stalled

Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 5:12pm

Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup.

In Aleppo, jewel of Syrian rebellion faces possible collapse

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 4:41pm

The Aleppo that Ibrahim al-Haj's son Laith was born into 10 months ago is now being destroyed.

UN envoy asks for Yemen cease-fire extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 4:11pm

The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Saturday urged the warring parties in the Arab country to extend a temporary cease-fire for at least another renewable 72 hours.