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Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that's become a focal point in the battle against the extremists.
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Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls married

Haruna Umar, Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  posted 4 minutes ago
The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off.
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Iran says 93 percent of executions drug-related

The Associated Press  |  posted 14 minutes ago
Responding to a United Nations report criticizing death sentences in Iran, a senior official in the Islamic Republic is saying that 93 percent of executions in the country involve drug smuggling.
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South Africa arrests 2 Vietnamese for poaching

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  posted 14 minutes ago
South African police have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation, authorities said Saturday.
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Body of Zambian president arrives home

Noel Sichalwe, Associated Press  |  posted 14 minutes ago
A chartered plane carrying the body of Zambian President Michael Sata arrived on Saturday in Zambia from London, where the president died in a hospital after a long illness.
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Suicide car bomber kills 9 Afghan police, soldiers

The Associated Press  |  posted 24 minutes ago
An Afghan official says at least nine members of the country's security forces have been killed in suicide attack in eastern Logar province.
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Australia wildfires kill firefighter, raze 2 homes

The Associated Press  |  posted 53 minutes ago
A firefighter has been killed and at least two homes have been destroyed by Australian spring wildfires, officials said Saturday.
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Ukraine rebels to hold election, despite criticism

The Associated Press  |  posted Nov 1st - 3:30am
Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine are preparing to elect a parliament and leader in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia.
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Official: Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout as national power grid link to India fails

The Associated Press  |  posted Nov 1st - 2:00am
Official: Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout as national power grid link to India fails.
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Commander: 18 Islamist fighters killed in Libya

Maamoun Youssef, Associated Press  |  posted Nov 1st - 1:50am
An Islamist field commander says that 18 militiamen have been killed in an attack on a western Libyan town.
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Burkina Faso: 2nd soldier says he's president

Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press  |  posted Nov 1st - 12:30am
The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country.
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Hong Kong protests promise political game change

Jack Chang, Associated Press  |  posted Nov 1st - 12:10am
Like thousands of young people from all over Hong Kong, secondary school teacher Li Hiu Fung had come out to the streets of this anxious city every night to demand that his government give him a real voice in choosing his leaders. He helped build a sprawling protest camp on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares.
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Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  posted Nov 1st - 12:01am
Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus.
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New US general seeks China air safety dialogue

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 11:20pm
The U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific said Saturday she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters in the air that have added to regional tensions.
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New US general seeks China air safety dialogue

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 10:51pm
The U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific said Saturday she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters in the air that have added to regional tensions.
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Ecuador top court endorses re-election for Correa

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 10:11pm
Ecuador's top court endorsed and sent to the National Assembly on Friday a constitutional reform package that would allow indefinite re-election for President Rafael Correa.
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Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 9:41pm
Authorities were investigating on Friday a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.
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Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 8:41pm
Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.
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Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 6:10pm
Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said Friday.
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UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 5:41pm
A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."
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UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 5:30pm
The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.
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After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

Kathy Matheson, Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 3:31pm
For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.
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Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border

Elena Becatoros, Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 3:11pm
Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said.
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Suspected ETA member arrested in Germany

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 3:11pm
Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.
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