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Austria: Man convicted of murder for plowing car into crowd

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:32pm

An Austrian court has found a man guilty on multiple murder and attempted murder counts and sentenced him to life in prison for plowing his car through a crowd of pedestrians, killing three and injuring dozens.

Group calls for Darfur chemical weapons investigation

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:31pm

Amnesty International is calling on the U.N. Security Council to take action over reports that the Sudanese government has used chemical weapons in Darfur.

UN rights council seeks greater monitoring of Yemen abuses

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:23pm

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution calling for greater U.N. monitoring of rights abuses in war-torn Yemen, while shrugging off calls from the U.N. human rights chief and others for an independent investigation of abuses.

UN warns of 'merciless abyss' in besieged eastern Aleppo

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:03pm

Syrian government forces continued their push into rebel-held districts of Aleppo Thursday as international officials issued dire warnings of an ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria's largest city.

The Latest: Russia says US boycott would help 'terrorists'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:51pm

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

UN impotent before Syria war crimes

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:41pm

Russia and Syria faced a growing chorus of international condemnation over their actions in Aleppo, but U.N. officials conceded Thursday there was little they could do beyond shaming the two countries for what they are increasingly calling "war crimes."

Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:41pm

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.

Egyptian court blocks cancellation of islands transfer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

An Egyptian court has blocked the cancellation of an Egyptian-Saudi pact under which Cairo will transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Riyadh.

Car bomb explodes near home of Egyptian judicial official

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

An Egyptian security official says a car bomb exploded near the home of a senior assistant to the country's prosecutor general.

The Latest: Bill Clinton, Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

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

India says it has struck militants across Kashmir frontier

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

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 braces for brush with Hurricane Matthew

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:12pm

People in the Dutch Caribbean islands reinforced their homes and stocked up on emergency supplies Thursday as Hurricane Matthew took a rare course through the Southern Caribbean.

Catalan parliament debates new proposal for secession vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:01pm

Catalan regional lawmakers are debating regional President Carles Puigdemont's latest promise to hold another independence referendum next September with or without agreement from Spain.

Report: Car crash in Iran kills 14 illegal Afghan migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:01pm

Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a crash in southeastern Iran has killed 14 illegal Afghan migrants and injured 11 others.

British royal kids make rare appearance in Canada

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:01pm

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have made their second appearance of the royal tour, taking part in a children's party with Prince William and Kate.

World figures to attend funeral of Israel's Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:32pm

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

Israel's Supreme Court rejects former PM Olmert's appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:32pm

Israel's imprisoned former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faces an additional eight months behind bars after the country's Supreme Court rejected an appeal.

Russia accuses US of nurturing aggressive nuclear strategy

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:12pm

Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Pentagon of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy threatening Russia.

A look at some of Israel's prime ministers

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:04pm

Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, was both a former president and prime minister, the only person in Israel to hold both jobs. Of Israel's 12 prime ministers, three are still living: current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, who is in prison after a bribery conviction; and Ehud Barak, who appears to be plotting a comeback.