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Migrant riot at Greek island camp damages asylum offices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:40am

Greek police say dozens of residents in an island camp for refugees and other migrants have set fire to part of the facility that handles asylum applications, during a protest over delays in the asylum process.

France moving more than 6,000 migrants, destroying huge camp

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:31am

Lines of migrants with their lives in small bags waited calmly to get on buses in the French port city of Calais on Monday, the first day of the mass evacuation and destruction of the squalid camp they called home.

Maltese gov't says 5 killed in plane crash were French officials tracing Mediterranean trafficking routes from Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:30am

Maltese gov't says 5 killed in plane crash were French officials tracing Mediterranean trafficking routes from Libya.

Iraq forces shell IS near Mosul; group urges airstrike probe

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:12am

Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State positions outside Mosul on Monday as fighting to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week and a rights group urged a probe into a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing over a dozen civilians.

Egypt detains 14 policemen over their role in jailbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:00am

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of 14 policemen for their alleged role in a deadly jailbreak last week in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.

Police: Gunmen kill intel officer in northwestern Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:50am

Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed an intelligence officer in the country's northwest.

Reports: Syrian troops capture high point in city of Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:30am

Syrian state media and opposition activists say government forces and their allies have captured a high point in the city of Aleppo where fighting with rebel groups resumed over the weekend.

Cross-border fire in Kashmir kills 1 soldier, 3 civilians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:10am

A cross-border exchange of fire in the disputed region of Kashmir killed a soldier and three civilians, and wounded several people, Pakistan and India said Monday, trading accusations over the latest shooting incident.

King meets party chiefs as Spain's gov't impasse nears end

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:10am

Spain appeared close to ending 10 months of political deadlock as King Felipe VI began talks Monday with political party leaders before he is expected to call on conservative acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to try to form a government.

North Korea lashes out at threat of more sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:00am

North Korean officials lashed out Monday at efforts in the United Nations to strengthen sanctions following the North's latest missile launches and nuclear test in September.

The Latest: US-led coalition helps repel attack on Iraq town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:10am

The Latest on developments in Iraq as the battle for Mosul enters its second week (all times local):

US: Philippines' Duterte sparking distress around the world

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:00am

America's top 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.

Limited gains in first week of Iraq's Mosul offensive

Susannah George and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:32am

In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city from the north, east and south, battling the militants in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages.

China's Xi seeks to enforce will at Communist Party meeting

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:50am

Having punished more than a million Communist Party members for corruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping will use a key meeting that started Monday to drive home the message that his signature anti-graft campaign is far from over and that his authority remains undiminished.

Police search forests in India after 21 Maoist rebels killed

Nirmala George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:30am

Security forces were hunting through forests in southeast India Monday for Maoist rebels after a fierce gunfight left 21 rebels dead and two policemen wounded.

South Korea's leader proposes revising presidential system

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 11:00pm

South Korea's president on Monday proposed revising the country's constitution, which limits leaders to a single five-year term. Critics immediately called it an attempt to divert attention from corruption scandals involving her associates.

Police hunting for 230 escaped drug addicts in Vietnam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 11:00pm

Vietnamese authorities were searching Monday for 230 drug addicts are still at large after a mass escape from a rehabilitation center in southern Vietnam.

UK banker pleads not guilty to murder in Hong Kong trial

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 10:00pm

The Hong Kong trial of a British banker accused of the grisly 2014 killings of two Indonesian women is expected to be "particularly horrifying," including photographic evidence of one victim's torture, the judge told prospective jurors as the case got underway Monday.

Surfer is third Australian shark attack victim in a month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 7:01pm

A surfer sustained teeth wounds to his thigh on Monday in the third shark attack off New South Wales state north of Sydney in a month, police said.