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UN negotiates release of 876 children from army detention for Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:01am

UN negotiates release of 876 children from army detention for Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria.

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:00am

Syrian rebels launched a broad offensive for Aleppo Friday as the Russian, Syrian, and Iranian foreign ministers vowed to intensify their fight against terrorism in the country.

Turkey sentences pro-Kurdish mayor to 1 year in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:41am

Turkey's state-run news agency says the pro-Kurdish mayor of the southeastern city of Siirt has been sentenced to one year of prison on charges of "disseminating terrorist propaganda."

German police probe bank clients who ignored collapsed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:41am

German police say they're investigating several people who ignored an elderly man who had collapsed in a bank branch, and eventually died, for failing to help him.


Thousands of Iraqis being used as human shields near Mosul

Susannah George and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:41am

For three months, as Islamic State militants ranged across farms and villages south of Mosul, they took Sayid Naheer, his wife and eight children with them. The family was among tens of thousands of people that the U.N. says have been rounded up to be used as human shields.

EU official: Cyprus accord 'game changer' for bloc, region

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:31am

A deal reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus would be a "game changer" for the European Union and a conflict-wracked region in need of good news to restore faith in diplomacy and political discourse, the EU's foreign policy chief said Friday.

Haitians struggle for clean water weeks after hurricane

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:30am

It's been nearly a month since Hurricane Matthew tore through southern Haiti and people like Kettley Rosier and many of her neighbors still have to spend their meager savings for water to drink.

The Latest: Putin rejects Russian request for Aleppo strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:25am

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

UN pays tribute to late Thai king

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:51am

The United Nations paid tribute to Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Friday with a moment of silence and speeches in the General Assembly Hall.

Spain Deputy PM: New govt stability a task for all parties

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:33am

The stability of a new minority government expected to take power in Spain next week will depend on the willingness of all parties to negotiate and act responsibly, acting deputy prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Friday.

Philippines verifying if Chinese ships left disputed shoal

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:33am

The Philippine defense chief said Friday that authorities are trying to verify a report that Chinese coast guard ships have left a disputed shoal, allowing Filipino fishermen to sail back to the rich fishing area that China seized in 2012.

Politician indicted of war crimes related to Kosovo war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:21am

Kosovo prosecutors have accused a senior politician of crimes in connection with two murders dating back to the 1998-99 Kosovo war.

Iraqis bury their dead in cemetery destroyed by IS

Susannah George and Bram Janssen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:11am

Sabriya Hammad buried her son in a cemetery that was destroyed by the same people who killed him.

Maldives government hit by defections in Parliament

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:01am

Six ruling party lawmakers in Maldives have defected to work with the opposition in the party's first open split and a major challenge to President Yameen Abdul Gayoom's rule.

Swedish court convicts German of stealing toxins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 8:21am

A Swedish court has sentenced a 27-year-old German man to one year's imprisonment for stealing toxic substances from a university where he was a student.

National Geographic's famed 'girl' denies getting fake ID

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 8:00am

A Pakistani prosecutor says National Geographic's famed green-eyed 'Afghan Girl' has made her first appearance before a court, insisting she did not fraudulently obtain Pakistani nationality.

German midwife jailed for giving patients blood thinner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 7:50am

A German court convicted a midwife on seven counts of attempted murder Friday for secretly administering blood thinners to women shortly before they were to give birth by cesarean section.

UN has reports IS using 1,000s as 'human shields' in Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 7:41am

The Islamic State group appears to be using tens of thousands of civilians in and around Mosul as "human shields," the United Nations' human rights office said Friday.

Tensions soar along frontier in disputed Kashmir region

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 7:41am

Tensions soared Friday along the frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region as soldiers from the nuclear-armed rivals continued to shell villages and border posts.