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The Latest: Syria says troops seize central Aleppo district

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:30am

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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.

Overcrowded bus slips off mountain road in Nepal, killing 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:11am

An overcrowded bus slipped off a mountain road in Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people, an official said.

Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:10am

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.

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.

Syrian state TV: government forces advance in Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:30am

Syrian state TV is reporting that government forces are advancing in the old quarter of the northern city of Aleppo and have captured several buildings.

Alleged timber smuggler says reporters should honor payoffs

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:30am

An alleged timber smuggler in Cambodia has given journalists a lesson in ethics: People who take bribes should honor their commitments — or be prepared to die.

WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:30am

More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Netanyahu: New Africa ties will quell UN anti-Israel bias

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:20am

The Israeli leader says the days when the United Nations "automatically votes against Israel" are numbered.

4 men acquitted of abetting terrorism in Denmark case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:20am

Four men acquainted with a gunman who killed two people in attacks against a free-speech seminar and a synagogue in Copenhagen have been acquitted of abetting terrorism. Two of them, however, were convicted of illegal arms possession.

Responding to Trump, China says committed to Korea stability

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:10am

China said Tuesday it is making every effort to ensure stability on the Korean Peninsula, responding to implications from U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump that it isn't putting enough pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.