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Hikers replace soldiers in Czech army zone turned reserve

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:12am

Half an hour's drive outside Prague, visitors looking for something different near the Czech capital can find themselves hiking in a former military zone — with army bunkers and a top secret Cold War depot to boot.

Pakistani lawmakers demand halt to execution of mentally ill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:11am

A human rights committee in Pakistan's upper house of parliament has urged the government to halt the execution of a man diagnosed with schizophrenia that's due next week.

UN says school attack potential war crime

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:44am

The UN's children's agency on Thursday raised the death toll from a brutal attack the previous day on a school in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province to 28, including 22 children and six teachers, and suggested it may have been the deadliest attack on a school in the country's civil war.

China's Communist Party raises Xi to symbolic 'core' status

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:23am

China's Communist Party elevated President Xi Jinping to the position of "core" leader on Thursday, underscoring his clout and strengthening his dominance ahead of a reshuffle in the top ranks next year.

Man shot dead after stabbing guard at US Embassy in Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:20am

A man was shot dead after stabbing a policeman guarding the perimeter wall of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi and trying to take his gun, a Kenyan police official said Thursday.

For UK's Europeans, post-Brexit attacks bring shock and fear

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:20am

When his friend Arek was killed in the street, Eric Hind had sickening evidence that the country he'd come to call home had changed.

Powerful quakes wreak new havoc in Italian mountain towns

Alessandra Tarantino and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:02am

Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, hoping to prevent a second night for them on the street or in cars.

Putin rejects claims of Russian interference in US election

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:01am

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed claims that Russia is interfering in the U.S. presidential election, saying the allegations are designed to distract the public from real issues.

Kenyan police say man shot attempting to stab guard at U.S. embassy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:01am

Kenyan police say man shot attempting to stab guard at U.S. embassy.

Slovenia reburies 800 bodies from post-WWII mass grave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:52am

Slovenia on Thursday reburied the remains of some 800 people found in a mass grave containing the bodies of thousands believed killed in the aftermath of World War II by the communist authorities.

German police probe possible DNA blunder in murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:50am

German authorities are investigating whether contamination was to blame for the discovery of DNA linked to a neo-Nazi at the site where a child's remains were found.

Romanian man asks court to recognize his same-sex marriage

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:40am

A Romanian man asked his country's Constitutional Court on Thursday to recognize his marriage to an American man, in a case that has pitted the nation's conservative majority against those who want to move into the European mainstream. The court later postponed the case for a third time.

Senior member of Rwandan rebel group arrested, Congo says

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:31am

The Congolese army has arrested a senior member of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, a rebel group that includes members accused of carrying out the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, a military official said Thursday.

Journalist on trial in Turkey for alleged pro-PKK tweets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:30am

A Kurdish journalist charged with engaging in terrorist propaganda for a series of Twitter posts has gone on trial in Turkey.

2 Yazidi women who escaped IS group win human rights prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:10am

Two Yazidi women who escaped sexual enslavement by the Islamic State group and went on to become advocates for others have won the European Union's Sakharov Prize for human rights.

Libya's navy says 90 migrants perished after boat fell apart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:10am

The Libyan navy said on Thursday that at least 90 migrants are believed to have perished when their rickety boat started to fall apart in the Mediterranean Sea, after leaving the Libyan coast.

NATO allies advance plans for east Europe troop deployment

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:01am

Faced with an ever-more belligerent and unpredictable Russia, NATO allies are advancing with plans to deploy thousands of troops and military equipment to the Baltics and Poland.

The Latest: NATO sending planes, ships to back EU migrant op

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:00am

The Latest on Europe's response to the flow of migrants to the continent (all times local):

Somalia's al-Shabab in comeback as Ethiopia pulls troops

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:20am

Somalia's Islamic extremists, al-Shabab, appear to be making a comeback, having recently seized four towns and attacked a guesthouse in neighboring Kenya, killing 12.