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Report: Syrian government blamed for 3rd chemical attack

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:20pm

An international team has determined that the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wracked nation, according to a report released late Friday.

UN investigator: Trump is peddling 'lies' on Syria-IS link

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:40pm

The U.N. special investigator on counterterrorism and human rights accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday of peddling "lies and xenophobia" by claiming a link between Syrian refugees and Islamic State extremists.

Philippine president says he won't sever ties with US

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:51pm

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he did not mean he would cut off ties with the United States when he said in China that he was separating from the U.S., adding it's in his country's best interest to stay with America.

Under fire in Mosul, IS attacks another Iraqi city

Emad Matti and Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:51pm

Islamic State militants launched a wave of pre-dawn attacks in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, killing at least 14 people and setting off fierce clashes with Kurdish security forces that were still raging after sundown.

Opposition cries dictatorship after Venezuela blocks recall

Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:31pm

The Venezuelan opposition's campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro has been thrown into disarray with elections officials' decision to suspend a recall drive against the socialist leader a week before it was to start.

The Latest: UN concerned by return of Syrians to Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:01pm

The Latest on Europe's response to the influx of asylum seekers and migrants (all times local):

Cameroon's transport minister says at least 53 people killed, 300 wounded in train derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:41pm

Cameroon's transport minister says at least 53 people killed, 300 wounded in train derailment .

Mexico arrests ex-police chief of city where 43 disappeared

Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:30pm

The former police chief of Iguala, where 43 students went missing in 2014, was detained Friday after two years at large in a development that Mexican authorities and relatives of the disappeared hope could shed new light on the case.

Malawi leader dismisses health rumors after a month away

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:30pm

Malawi's 76-year-old leader has dismissed rumors of a health crisis after being away from the country for a month, saying doctors told him his vital organs are like those of a 30-year-old.

In Paraguay, 100 horses are protected, traded for moto-carts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:21pm

Nearly 100 horses that have clopped through the streets of Paraguay's capital for years, hauling heavy loads of junk, are being retired to a farm sanctuary.

Russia denies Polish claim Egypt sold it warships for $1

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:03pm

Poland's defense minister said he thinks Egypt has sold two French-made Mistral warships to Russia for the symbolic price of $1, a claim Russia on Friday dismissed as "nonsense."

Evacuations from Aleppo fail to materialize despite lull

Sarah El Deeb and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:53pm

A cease-fire to allow wounded civilians and rebels to leave besieged parts of Aleppo has been extended into the weekend by Russia, but hoped-for medical evacuations didn't materialize by Friday evening because of a lack of security guarantees, officials and residents said.

Israel mulls buying more German submarines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:51pm

The German government says Israel is considering buying new submarines from Germany that would go into service starting in 2027.

Burkina Faso says another coup plot foiled by authorities

Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:51am

Authorities have thwarted another coup plot in Burkina Faso blamed on forces loyal to the former longtime President Blaise Compaore, the country's security minister said Friday.

Cyprus police: Boat with 83 migrants aboard towed to harbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:43am

Cypriot authorities have transferred 83 Syrians who were towed into the east Mediterranean island aboard a boat with no captain to a reception center, a police spokesman said Friday.

50 years on, UK marks mine disaster that killed 128 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:40am

People across Britain fell silent Friday to mark 50 years since a mountain of coal sludge collapsed onto a village in Wales, killing more than 140 people in one of the country's worst mining disasters.

British reporter 'Fake Sheikh' jailed for 15 months

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:31am

A judge sentenced a British journalist who often posed as a Middle Eastern tycoon in sting operations to 15 months in prison on Friday, after the tabloid reporter was convicted of perverting the course of justice in an effort to get scoops.

The Latest: Iraqis raise flag over church in town near Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:23am

The Latest on the developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):

Calais' "Jungle" dismantling to start next week

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:10am

French authorities say the closure of the slum-like camp in Calais will start on Monday and will last approximatively a week in what they describe as a "humanitarian" operation.