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Hong Kong court sees chilling video describing torture

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:20pm

A jury in Hong Kong watched chilling video Tuesday of a British banker describing how he tortured and killed an Indonesian woman he met in a bar, saying he repeatedly raped her and "tortured her badly."

Group: Russia, Saudi don't belong on UN human rights council

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:10pm

Human Rights Watch says Saudi Arabia and Russia's candidacies for the U.N.'s top human rights body are compromised by their actions in Yemen and Syria respectively, where they have been accused of unlawful attacks on civilians.

Former Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle dies at 88

Leonardo Haberkorn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:31pm

Former President Jorge Batlle, an extroverted and irreverent politician who was a force in Uruguayan politics for half a century and led it during one of its worst economic recessions, died on Monday. He was 88.

Iraqis on edge of Mosul face a deadly dilemma: Stay or flee

Susannah George and Balint Szlanko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:26pm

Mosul, the largest city controlled by the Islamic State group, is still home to more than 1 million civilians. The government and international aid groups fear that a sudden mass exodus will overwhelm the few camps set up on its outskirts, but those who stay are running out of food.

The Latest: UN blames all sides for Aleppo aid failure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:40pm

The Latest on developments in Syria where government forces have renewed their attacks on eastern rebel-held districts of the city of Aleppo (all times local):

Mexico president: Trump visit could have been handled better

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:10pm

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he could have done a better job handling a controversial Aug. 31 meeting with Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Police in Rio seek 10 suspects in gang rape of woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:51pm

Police in Brazil are looking for at least 10 men in connection with the gang rape of a woman on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Kenyan president commutes all death sentences

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:40pm

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has commuted all the death sentences handed out in the East African country.

Health official raises death toll to 33 police trainees in attack in southwestern Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:30pm

Health official raises death toll to 33 police trainees in attack in southwestern Pakistan.

Government official says 20 police trainees killed in attack in southwestern Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:20pm

Government official says 20 police trainees killed in attack in southwestern Pakistan.

UN wants $200 million to compensate Haiti cholera victims

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:30pm

The United Nations says it is looking to raise $200 million from member states to compensate the families of people who have died from cholera in Haiti.

France moving more than 6,000 migrants from makeshift camp

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:11pm

France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle," a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain.

South African opposition says ICC withdrawal is illegal

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:21pm

South Africa's main opposition party on Monday tried to block a government plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, saying the move is illegal and that the country's top court should intervene.

ICC oversight chief calls on South Africa, Burundi to remain

Babacar Dione and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:01pm

The chief of the International Criminal Court's oversight board called on South Africa and Burundi to abandon their decision to withdraw from the court, a move some fear could prompt a mass exodus of other African countries.

The Latest: Italy missions recover 16 bodies, save 2K lives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:51pm

The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

Austrian party head calls Germany's Merkel 'dangerous woman'

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:31pm

The head of Austria's right-wing party on Monday called German Chancellor Angela Merkel "the most dangerous woman in Europe" for her initially liberal migrant policies and warned of possible civil war if the influx of people seeking a better life within the European Union is not stopped.

US: Philippines' Duterte sparking distress around the world

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:31pm

A top American diplomat for Asia said Monday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's intentions have sparked distress in the U.S. and other countries.

Children still threatened despite peace advances in Colombia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:41pm

A U.N. report on the situation of children affected by armed conflict in Colombia says that despite important advances in peace agreements with rebels, activities carried out by demobilized groups continue to threaten the wellbeing of minors.

Iraqis press toward Mosul, face questions about airstrike

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:31pm

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought their way inside two villages Monday as they crept closer to Mosul a week into an offensive to retake the Islamic State-held city, but they also faced questions over a suspected airstrike on a mosque that killed 13 people.