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Rights group: torture reports after failed coup in Turkey

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 8:03am

A human rights group said Tuesday that Turkish police have tortured or abused detainees following the failed coup attempt in July, a claim that Turkish officials deny.

Crews start dismantling French camp while migrants remain

Elaine Ganley and Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 8:02am

Crews in hard hats and orange jumpsuits on Tuesday started dismantling a makeshift camp in France that has become a symbol of Europe's migrant crisis while thousands of people remained there waiting to be relocated.

The Latest: France's Hollande calls for vigilance on IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:55am

The Latest on the developments in Iraq where an operation by Iraqi forces and their allies to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants is no in its second week (all times local):

Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:50am

Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town, hundreds of kilometers (miles) to the south of the operation to retake the northern city of Mosul, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

Theme park accident: 4 dead in Queensland ride malfunction

Euan McKirdy, Rebecca Wright and James Masters, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:45am

Four people were killed at Australia's largest theme park Tuesday when a ride malfunctioned, police said.

Russia: Humanitarian corridors in Syria's Aleppo still open

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:41am

Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday it was keeping humanitarian corridors out of Syria's Aleppo open following accusations by the U.N. humanitarian chief that warring parties were obstructing medical evacuations from the eastern, rebel-held districts of the city.

Crews have started dismantling the squalid migrant camp in France known as "the jungle"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:40am

Crews have started dismantling the squalid migrant camp in France known as "the jungle"

Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:40am

Militant attacks in Pakistan have killed hundreds of people over the past three years, including many schoolchildren. On Tuesday, authorities were investigating a brazen attack overnight in the Baluchistan provincial capital of Quetta where gunmen stormed a police academy, killing 61 people, mostly police cadets and recruits.

Israeli army: Man wounded by gunfire from Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:30am

The Israeli military says an Israeli man has been shot and wounded by gunfire emanating from neighboring Egypt.

Somali extremists kill 12 non-Muslims in northern Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:30am

Islamic extremist gunmen from neighboring Somalia killed 12 people in an attack on non-Muslims in Kenya's northern Mandera County, an official said Tuesday.

Russia: West hypocritical on Aleppo, doing similar in Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:30am

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Western outrage over a Russian bombing campaign in the Syrian city of Aleppo is hypocritical because Western governments are carrying out a similar operation in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Will he chew gum? Japan wary of Philippine leader's visit

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:30am

The outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte worries his Japanese hosts. Not just his policy toward the U.S. but also his informal style: Will he chew gum in front of the emperor?

Romanians celebrate 95th birthday of their last king

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:20am

Romanians are celebrating the 95th birthday of their former king, Michael, the nation's last sovereign and one of the last surviving heads of states from the World War II-era.

4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:12am

Four people were killed Tuesday after a river rapids ride malfunctioned at a popular theme park on Australia's east coast, officials said.

Prosecutor indicts Kosovo crime ring led by ex-lawmaker

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

An international prosecutor on Tuesday charged a group of Kosovo Albanians and Serbs, including a former lawmaker, with organizing a crime ring involved in money laundering, bribery, fraud, abuse of power and tax evasion.

Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:00am

The Vatican on Tuesday published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place.

South Africa's universities described as inefficient

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:40am

A South African official is describing the country's protest-hit universities as inefficient, saying the student body of one million includes several hundred thousand who are performing poorly and languishing in the system.

Israel court says lawmaker Hazan did drugs as casino manager

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:40am

An Israeli court has ruled that a lawmaker from the ruling Likud party had used hard drugs when he ran a casino in Bulgaria, before entering politics.

The Latest: Serbs capture 15 suspected people-smugglers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:30am

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