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Israeli official: Gaza underground wall to be done in months

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:30am

A senior Israeli military official says a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be completed in a matter of months.

Hollande honors Algerians who fought for French colonizers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:10am

French President Francois Hollande has acknowledged the state's culpability in abandoning Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria's war for independence — and were then massacred as traitors after the French retreat in 1962.

Regional elections unlikely to end stalemate in Spain

Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:00am

Spain's Basque and Galicia regions are voting in regional elections, but with few hopes of ending the country's 9-month political stalemate and avoiding a third round of national elections in one year.

Suicide bomber targets Shiites in Iraqi capital, kills 7

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:31am

A suicide bomber killed at least seven people who were setting up tents on Sunday ahead of a major Shiite religious observance next month, officials said.

Turkey treating Iraqi Kurdish security wounded fighting IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:20am

Turkey's foreign ministry says 60 security personnel belonging to the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq who were critically wounded fighting the Islamic State group are receiving treatment in Turkey.

Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse

Khetam Malkawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:11am

A prominent Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.

Egypt moves to tighten borders after migrant ship tragedy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 3:40am

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered the tightening of border security after more than 160 mainly Egyptian migrants died when their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean.

Swiss vote on granting new powers to intelligence services

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:40am

Swiss voters are casting ballots to decide whether to grant new powers to Switzerland's intelligence services, such as tracking internet activity, snooping on email boxes and tapping phones to better fight spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists.

Attendees at North Korean air show wowed by model F-16

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 10:31pm

Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching — fireworks.

The Latest: Somalia says al-Shabab is defeated militarily

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 9:01pm

The latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):

2 officers injured in explosion at shop in downtown Budapest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 8:33pm

Hungarian police say that two officers on foot patrol have been injured in an explosion at a ground-floor shop in downtown Budapest and been taken to a hospital.

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 8:31pm

Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.

Prince William, Kate arrive in Canada with 2 young children

Jeremy Hainsworth and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 8:31pm

Little Princess Charlotte, Prince George and their parents, Prince William and Kate, arrived in Canada on Saturday for their first official trip overseas as a family of four.

Mexico sees surge of migrants from Haiti, Africa and Asia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 7:23pm

Mexican immigration authorities said Saturday they have been hit by a surge of almost 5,000 Haitian, African and Asian migrants entering by the southern border in just a few days.

Tens of thousands march against same-sex marriage in Mexico

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 6:21pm

Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto's push to legalize same-sex marriage.

Philippine FM says rights respected amid drug crackdown

Dave Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 4:31pm

Despite growing international criticism of his government's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, the Philippines top diplomat told world leaders Saturday that the rule of law governs the campaign to eradicate the illicit substances, which he said have stunted the country's development.

Syria believes it's on way to military victory

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 3:51pm

Syria's top diplomat told the world's nations Saturday that his country's belief in military victory is greater now because the army "is making great strides in its war against terrorism" with support from Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah fighters.

Colombia rebel leaders travel to Cartagena for peace signing

Cesar Garcia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:11pm

Top Colombian rebel leaders have begun leaving the country's remote plains for the Caribbean city of Cartagena, where they will sign a peace accord with the government next week.

South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:01pm

A top South Sudanese opposition leader called Saturday for armed resistance to the government in Juba — a stance that suggests the troubled Central African nation could face a renewed civil war in the near future.