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India says it has struck militants across Kashmir frontier

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:11am

India said Thursday it carried out "surgical strikes" against militants across the highly militarized frontier that divides the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, in an exchange that escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

Southern Caribbean islands brace for Tropical Storm Matthew

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:53am

The southern Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are bracing for a rare brush with a tropical storm.

Spain: Socialists in turmoil as board revolts against leader

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:51am

Spain's leading opposition Socialist party was in crisis Thursday, a day after nearly half of its executive board resigned in a rebellion against leader Pedro Sanchez.

The Latest: Russia's Putin expresses condolences over Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:24am

The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):

Afghan president, insurgent warlord sign peace agreement

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:21am

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani signed a peace treaty with a notorious warlord on Thursday, pledging to lobby the U.S. and the United Nations to remove him and his party from terrorist blacklists.

Canadian-Iranian prof thrilled to be home after detention

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:13am

A retired professor who was released from an Iranian prison this week said Thursday it was wonderful to be home after a "bitter seven months" in detention that left her weak and tired.

Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:12am

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career.

Ukraine marks Babi Yar massacre's 75th anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:03am

Ukrainians have marked the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II.

UN warns of 'disaster' once Iraqi troops take on IS in Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:01am

The U.N. refugee agency's representative in Iraq is warning that a looming military operation against the Islamic State group in Mosul "has the potential to be one of the largest man-made disasters for many, many years."

World figures to attend funeral of Israel's Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:52am

The following world figures have confirmed attendance at Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday:

Lead lawyer in troubled UK child sex inquiry suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:40am

Britain's long-running official inquiry into child sex abuse has suffered another setback with the suspension of its lead lawyer.

US imposes sanctions on 2 Congolese security officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:40am

U.S. authorities are placing sanctions on two high-ranking Congolese officials who are considered to be close to President Joseph Kabila.

South African leader urges end to violent campus protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:40am

South Africa's president says he is "seriously disturbed" by violent protests at some universities and is calling for calm on campuses nationwide.

UK's most senior police officer retiring February

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:40am

Britain's most senior police officer has announced he'll retire in February, seven months before his contract expires.

Italy's Berlusconi turns 80 amid reflections and greetings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:33am

Silvio Berlusconi has marked his 80th birthday quietly with his family, amid a flurry of greetings and reflections on the former Italian premier's political career that spanned more than two decades.

The Latest: Russian military slams US comments on Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:30am

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

Philippines' President Duterte to scrap war games with US

Tran Van Minh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:20am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final.

Former Australian government minister visits Iraq front line

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:50am

A former Australian government minister drew criticism from the foreign minister on Thursday for visiting the Iraqi front line in a battle between the Islamic State movement and Kurdish Peshmerga.

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns to capital after illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:40am

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi returned to the country's capital Thursday after a brief bout of illness following her visit to the United States.