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The Latest: UN urges 48-hour humanitarian pauses in Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:23pm

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Cyprus president: No peace deal with Turkish military rights

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:21pm

An insistence by breakaway Turkish Cypriots to cede Turkey the right to militarily intervene under a hoped-for deal reunifying the ethnically divided island of Cyprus is "excessive and unjustified," the island's president said Friday.

Syrian monitor: Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:00pm

A year of Russian airstrikes on areas outside government control in Syria have killed more than 9,000 people, displaced tens of thousands and caused widespread destruction, an opposition monitoring group said Friday.

The Latest: Hurricane Matthew gaining strength in Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:51pm

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Attack on train kills at least 3 in Republic of Congo

Louis Okamba, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:11pm

A police spokesman says armed men have attacked a train carrying security forces in Republic of Congo's Pool region, killing several people.

Police: Autopsies done for sisters found dead in Seychelles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:11pm

Two American sisters found dead in their tropical island villa while vacationing in Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police in the African archipelago nation.

Somalia accuses US over airstrike

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:11pm

The Somali government has accused U.S. forces of carrying out an airstrike earlier this week which killed 13 Somali soldiers.

Hurricane Matthew grows stronger, heads toward Jamaica

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:01pm

Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 3 storm on Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days.

In death, Peres brings Israelis, Palestinians together

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:31am

Even in death, Shimon Peres managed to bring Israelis and Palestinians together.

Peres, remembered for tireless peace efforts, laid to rest

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:14am

Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday by dozens of world leaders who praised Israel's former president and prime minister for pursuing peace with an indefatigable spirit and optimism, even though his vision of a "new Middle East" was never fulfilled.

Pakistan blames India for postponement of SAARC conference

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:40am

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says it remains committed to hosting the 19th SAARC Summit, which has been postponed after India's decision to abstain.

Gunmen assassinate a senior intelligence official in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:21am

Yemeni security officials say that suspected militants have gunned down a senior security official in the southern city of Aden.

South African rangers kill 3 suspected poachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:21am

South African authorities used a helicopter to recover the bodies of three suspected poachers who were fatally shot by rangers in a wildlife park where rhino poaching has increased in recent weeks.

4 soldiers killed in attack on Mexican army convoy

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:01am

Authorities in the drug-plagued northern Mexico state of Sinaloa said Friday that four soldiers have been killed in an attack on an army convoy.

Pro-refugee mayor of German town assaulted, no suspects yet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:41am

Police say the pro-refugee mayor of a tiny town in northern Germany was assaulted outside a town hall meeting where the construction of a new asylum-seekers' home was to be discussed.

Islamic State suspect extradited to Germany from France

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:31am

A suspected member of the Islamic State group who turned himself in to French authorities and revealed plans of an attack plot has been extradited to Germany.

Gunmen kills 6 civilians, 1 police officer in Pakistan

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:21am

Unknown gunmen killed six civilians in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province while attackers killed a police officer in the southern city of Karachi in order to free two alleged killers he was escorting, officials said Friday.

US teen summer program sparks national backlash in Cuba

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:11am

A few months after President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March, a group of teenagers left the island for a month-long visit to the United States funded by the U.S. State Department.

Court says Malta can register child born on migrant boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:11am

A Maltese appeals court on Friday ruled that a Somali woman who gave birth on a migrant smugglers' boat eight years ago can finally register her child in Malta.