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Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:11am

An international court on Tuesday found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, and sentenced him to nine years in prison.

Sunk migrant boat lifted from the sea bed off Egypt

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:11am

The death toll from a Europe-bound boat that sank in the Mediterranean while carrying hundreds of migrants rose to 178 on Tuesday after the boat was lifted from the bottom of the sea by a crane vessel.

Syrian troops advance in central Aleppo near old quarter

Bassem Mroue and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:11am

Syrian government forces captured a central rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo on Tuesday after a week of blistering airstrikes, as a military official vowed that the offensive would continue until insurgents are "wiped out."

Malaysian PM: Committed to justice for downing of MH-17

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:00am

Malaysia's prime minister says his country remains committed to bringing to justice those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 two years ago.

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Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:56am

As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web.

Iraq inaugurates archaeology museum in oil-rich Basra

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:50am

Iraq has inaugurated an archaeology museum in the southern, oil-rich city of Basra, the first museum to be opened in the war-ravaged country in decades.

Overcrowded bus slips off mountain road in Nepal, killing 18

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:50am

An overcrowded bus carrying villagers heading home for the country's biggest festival slipped off a mountain road in Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 18 people, officials said.

Zimbabwe police and street sellers battle in capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:41am

Some shops in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, closed down as running battles between police and street vendors turned violent.

Qatar to set up desert tent camp to house World Cup fans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:41am

The committee organizing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar plans to try out a "fan village" that could house up to 2,000 soccer spectators in Arabian desert tents.

Iraq: IS bombings in Baghdad kill at least 17 civilians

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:20am

Separate suicide bombings ripped through busy commercial areas in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at least 17 civilians, officials said.

Hard-line former president of Iran won't seek re-election

Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:12am

Iran's hard-line former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Tuesday he won't run in next year's presidential election, ending weeks of speculation after the country's supreme leader discouraged his candidacy.

Strong winds from big typhoon hit Taiwan, at least 4 dead

Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:10am

Strong winds knocked down people and scattered debris as a large typhoon crossed over Taiwan on Tuesday, killing four people and injuring more than 260, officials said.

South African official blames students for worker's death

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:00am

The death of a South African university worker who was hospitalized after a student protest has deepened tensions over unrest roiling campuses across the nation.

Somalia delays its presidential election by a month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:50am

Somalia is pushing back its upcoming presidential election by a month amid concerns by the international community, which has called on all parties to implement the electoral calendar without delay.

Correction: Morocco-African Union story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:40am

In a story Sept. 23 about Morocco requesting to re-join the African Union, The Associated Press reported erroneously the year that Morocco left the AU. It left in 1984, not 1975.

Russia denies its warplanes jeopardized air safety

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:40am

The Russian military has denied allegations that its bombers jeopardized air safety during a patrol mission over the Sea of Norway.

Pakistani court upholds death penalty for mentally ill man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:20am

An international rights group says Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty against a mentally ill man accused of murder, overturning a previous appeal and a court decision staying his execution.

Police say mosque, congress center attacked in Dresden

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:00am

Two homemade explosive devices were set off outside a mosque and a conference center in the eastern German city of Dresden, police said Tuesday. Nobody was hurt.

Netanyahu: Both presidential candidates will support Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:50am

Israel's leader says American support for his country will remain strong regardless of who is elected president in November.