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The Latest: Russia hits back at Boris Johnson criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:24am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse

Khetam Malkawi and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:30am

A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.

Israeli official: Gaza underground wall to be done in months

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:20am

A senior Israeli military official on Sunday said a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be finished in a matter of months, dealing what he said would be a serious blow to the Islamic militant group.

UK leader May accused of duplicity in run-up to Brexit vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:50am

A former senior British government official says Prime Minister Theresa May undermined her predecessor, David Cameron, in the run-up to Britain's June 23 referendum to leave the European Union.

Syrian rebels reverse government gains in Aleppo stalemate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:50am

A broad coalition of Syrian rebels denounced international negotiations for peace as "meaningless" on Sunday, as the U.N. Security Council prepared to convene an emergency meeting about the spiraling violence in Syria.

Swiss vote to grant new powers to intelligence services

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:41am

Swiss voters granted new powers Sunday to the country's intelligence services, allowing them to track internet activity, snoop on email and tap phones to better fight spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists.

Hollande honors Algerians who fought for French colonizers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:00am

French President Francois Hollande has acknowledged the state's culpability in abandoning Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria's war for independence — and were then massacred as traitors after the French retreat in 1962.

Egypt moves to tighten borders after migrant ship tragedy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 6:42am

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi ordered the tightening of border security after more than 160 mainly Egyptian migrants died when their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean, a tragedy that highlighted the extent of Egypt's economic woes.

Suicide bomber targets Shiites in Iraqi capital, kills 7

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 6:20am

A suicide bomber in Iraq killed at least seven people who were setting up tents on Sunday ahead of a major Shiite religious observance next month, officials said.

Regional elections unlikely to end stalemate in Spain

Ciaran Giles and Marisol Medina, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 6:11am

Residents of Spain's Basque and Galicia regions voted in regional parliamentary elections on Sunday, but with few hopes of ending the country's 9-month political stalemate and avoiding a third round of national elections in one year.

Israeli military indicts Palestinians for online incitement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:40am

The Israeli military says it has indicted more than 145 Palestinians so far this year for incitement over social media.

Turkey treating Iraqi Kurdish security wounded fighting IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:20am

Turkey's foreign ministry says 60 security personnel belonging to the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq who were critically wounded fighting the Islamic State group are receiving treatment in Turkey.

North Korean defectors who became Chinese brides end silence

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 11:11pm

North Korean defectors who became brides for rural Chinese men, they faced another excruciating choice when they suffered abuse: to flee to South Korea and leave their children. Women who've made that choice have lived with the guilt and shame for years, but some are breaking their silence and trying to get international help for their situation. What some of the women told The Associated Press about their experiences:

Attendees at North Korean air show wowed by model F-16

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 10:31pm

Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching — fireworks.

The Latest: Somalia says al-Shabab is defeated militarily

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 9:01pm

The latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):

2 officers injured in explosion at shop in downtown Budapest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 8:33pm

Hungarian police say that two officers on foot patrol have been injured in an explosion at a ground-floor shop in downtown Budapest and been taken to a hospital.

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 8:31pm

Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.

Prince William, Kate arrive in Canada with 2 young children

Jeremy Hainsworth and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 8:31pm

Little Princess Charlotte, Prince George and their parents, Prince William and Kate, arrived in Canada on Saturday for their first official trip overseas as a family of four.

Mexico sees surge of migrants from Haiti, Africa and Asia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 7:23pm

Mexican immigration authorities said Saturday they have been hit by a surge of almost 5,000 Haitian, African and Asian migrants entering by the southern border in just a few days.