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Car hits, kills South African student leader during protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:40am

A South African university says a student leader of protests for free education was struck and killed by a car while protesters were allegedly blocking traffic on a road outside campus.

Russia summons Belgian ambassador over attack in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:30am

The Russian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Belgian ambassador to present evidence that Belgian jets were involved in a strike on a Syrian village.

Opposition cries dictatorship after Venezuela blocks recall

Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:30am

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.

German group: migrants die amid Libya 'coast guard' attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:21am

At least four people died off the coast of Libya and more were missing after a rubber boat full of around 150 migrants was attacked Friday by a group aboard a speedboat labeled as belonging to Libya's coast guard, a German aid group said.

Congo security forces killed 48 protesters, UN report says

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:00am

Congo's security forces shot, burned, stabbed and beat to death at least 48 people during opposition protests in September against a delay in elections that would keep President Joseph Kabila in power beyond his mandate, a U.N. human rights report said Friday.

South Africa's move on ICC raises concerns of African exodus

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:51am

South Africa on Friday reversed its early support for the International Criminal Court and said it will submit a parliamentary bill to withdraw from it, raising concerns of a possible African exodus that would undermine a human rights tribunal accused by some African leaders of unfairly targeting their continent.

Anti-terror police arrest man over London subway alert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:41am

British police say they have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of a terrorism offense over a suspicious package discovered on a London subway train.

NATO officer: cyberattacks complicate threats to alliance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:30am

A senior NATO officer said Friday the addition of cyber warfare to traditional threats means the military alliance faces a 360-degree threat.

Carter to meet with Turkey leaders, stress Iraqi sovereignty

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:30am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, arriving in Turkey Friday, said he will tell Turkish leaders that it's important to respect Iraqi sovereignty. But he stopped short of saying that he will press the Turks to remove any forces that are operating in Iraq without Baghdad's invitation.

Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker 'staying' in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:23am

Ukraine says Russia is refusing to hand over jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit terror attacks by a Russian military court in 2015 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Medical evacuations from Aleppo fail to materialize

Bassem Mroue and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:21am

The Syrian government on Friday opened a new corridor for rebels and civilians who want to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, but the U.N. said planned medical evacuations haven't begun as planned because of a lack of security assurances from the warring sides.

Germany reports scary clown incidents, fights hoaxes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:00am

A man in northern Germany has reported being attacked by someone in a clown costume wielding a baseball bat, while a woman said she was accosted by a man in a clown mask with a chain saw, police said Friday.

In Haiti, hopes dim for missing victims of Hurricane Matthew

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:00am

Nobody has seen or heard from Edma Desravine, a 71-year-old grandfather known for his sly sense of humor and bad luck at cock fights, in the roughly 2 ½ weeks since Hurricane Matthew sent floodwaters and debris crashing into his riverside shantytown.

IS attacks Iraq city of Kirkuk, power plant amid Mosul fight

Emad Matti and Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:40am

Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul.

Court: Iraqi cleric Mullah Krekar can be extradited to Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:22am

An Iraqi-born cleric can be extradited to Italy, which suspects him of enticing recruits to fight in Iraq and Syria, a Norwegian court said Friday.

Filipino protesters want police in brutal dispersal punished

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:11am

Hundreds of Filipinos protesting Friday outside the presidential palace burned a mock U.S. flag and asked President Rodrigo Duterte to punish police officers for brutally dispersing an anti-U.S. rally and ramming a van into some of the activists.

The Latest: Arson suspected as Swedish asylum center burned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:03am

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

The Latest: Large fire amid clashes in Iraqi city of Kirkuk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:02am

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):

Leading tattoo artists help wounded Israelis with scars

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:00am

Leading tattoo artists are helping wounded Israelis cover up the scars of tragedy and loss.