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Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral

Josef Federman and Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:41am

Shimon Peres was laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries — in a final tribute to a man who personified the history of Israel during a remarkable seven-decade political career and who came to be seen by many as a visionary and symbol of hopes of Mideast peace.

Man suspected of killing parents, then 17 neighbors in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:32am

Police say a villager in southwest China killed his parents and then 17 neighbors in an attempt to cover up his crime, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.

Spain's Socialists line up for crucial leadership battle

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:20am

A growing leadership battle within Spain's main opposition Socialist party could tear the 137-year-old organization apart and hurl the country toward an unprecedented third election in a year.

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

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:11am

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 wide destruction, an opposition monitoring group said Friday.

Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:03am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.

Amnesty: Hundreds trapped in Libya's Benghazi amid fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:00am

An international rights group expressed alarm Friday over the fate of hundreds of Libyan and foreign nationals trapped for months amid fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Nobel Prize for Colombia peace deal or UN climate pact?

Mark Lewis and Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:51am

Guessing the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is notoriously hard because the secretive Norwegian Nobel Committee isn't dropping any hints, except that 376 people and groups have been nominated for the award, which will be announced on Oct. 10.

Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:40am

Authorities in Thailand have confirmed that two cases of babies with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, were caused by the Zika virus, the first such cases found in Southeast Asia.

Cyprus court orders Egyptian hijacker extradited

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:00am

A Cyprus court on Friday approved a request from the Egyptian government to extradite a man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight with a fake suicide belt and diverted it to Cyprus.

3 Chinese fishermen dead after clash with SKorea coast guard

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:41am

Three Chinese fishermen likely died from smoke inhalation after a fire erupted when South Korean coast guard officers threw "flashbang" grenades into their boat, which had been fishing illegally, officials said Friday.

The Latest: UN decries lack of health care in Syria's Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:41am

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South Korea picks new site for US missile defense system

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:30am

A private golf course in South Korea's southeast has been chosen as the new site for an advanced U.S. missile defense system to be deployed by the end of next year to protect against North Korean threats, Seoul's Defense Ministry said Friday.

The Latest: Ex-President Peres brought to rest in Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:10am

The Latest on the funeral of Israel's former President Shimon Peres (all times local):

1 killed, 2 wounded in bomb attack in southeast Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:10am

Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have detonated a roadside bomb in southeastern Turkey as a military vehicle was passing by, killing a village guard and wounding two soldiers.

Saudi Arabian border guard killed by shell fired from Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:10am

Authorities say a Saudi border guard has been killed by a shell fired from Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is battling Shiite rebels.

Formerly high-flying Chinese officials sentenced for graft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41am

Two formerly high-flying Chinese provincial officials were sentenced to prison on Friday for corruption and bribe-taking, the latest targets to fall in President Xi Jinping's years-long campaign against graft at all levels of government and state industry.

French military bolsters Iraq presence for Mosul offensive

Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:40am

French warplanes are flying over Iraq after the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier rejoined the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State extremists — and as the coalition prepares to try to take back the key city of Mosul.

Speaking at the funeral, Obama says Shimon Peres showed that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist ideal.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:21am

Speaking at the funeral, Obama says Shimon Peres showed that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist ideal.

Senior lawyer in wide British child sex inquiry resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:10am

The senior lawyer of Britain's independent inquiry into historic child sex abuse allegations has resigned.