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The Latest: Czechs to boost migrant checks on Austria border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:13pm

The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows over 1,390 killed

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:12pm

The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.

UN protests assault of staff allegedly by South Sudan forces

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:11pm

The U.N. has protested alleged physical assault of its military and civilian personnel by members of the South Sudanese army at a roadblock in Central Equitoria state.

Clashes intensify in Syria from Russian-backed offensive

Albert Aji and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:11pm

Clashes intensified Thursday between Syrian troops and insurgents in central and northwestern Syria, part of what a top general called a "wide-ranging" offensive aided by Russian airstrikes and apparently aimed at clearing positions near government strongholds on the coast.

Rome mayor resigns over expense scandal

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:31pm

Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino resigned Thursday following a scandal over his expense accounts that became the convenient final straw in a months-long campaign by opponents inside and out of his Democratic Party to force him from office.

Tanzania police charge Chinese woman with smuggling ivory

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:23pm

A Chinese woman has been charged in a Tanzanian court with smuggling nearly 1.9 tons of ivory as wildlife activists applauded the move by Tanzanian authorities to crack down on the illegal ivory trade, which has devastated the elephant population in just a few years.

The Latest: Arab stabs Israeli soldier in northern city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 12:53pm

The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).

NATO leaves door open for troops to remain in Afghanistan

Lolita C. Baldor and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 12:51pm

Urged on by the United States, NATO is open to keeping more troops in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016, but officials said Thursday the alliance is waiting for the Obama administration to announce its decision on a larger military presence there.

Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 12:51pm

Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington, D.C.

NATO talks tough on Russia in Syria, with scant action

John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 12:23pm

NATO talked tough Thursday about Moscow's expanding military activity in Syria, but the U.S.-led alliance's chief response to the Russian airstrikes and cruise missile attacks was a public pledge to help reinforce the defenses of member nation Turkey if necessary.

UN wants another year for Haiti peacekeeping mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 12:11pm

The U.N. secretary-general is recommending that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti stay for another year — which might be its final one.

Associated Press count shows over 1,360 pilgrims killed in Saudi hajj crush, stampede in Mina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:51am

An Associated Press count shows more than 1,360 pilgrims were killed in a crush and stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia last month.

Lebanese police use water cannons to disperse protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:41am

Lebanese security forces used water cannons and eventually fired tear gas canisters to disperse dozens of anti-government protesters who tried to get past security barricades and reach parliament.

UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns

Maria Cheng and Katherine Jacobsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:31am

The World Health Organization says it's worried that millions of doses of polio vaccine might be wasted in Ukraine after a patient group raised concerns that the doses are unsafe.

Polish parliament's last session before election disturbed

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:12am

As emotions are mounting in the campaign before Poland's general election, an agitated lawmaker on Thursday disrupted parliament's last session before the Oct. 25 vote.

UN orders audit of 2 foundations linked to bribery case

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:12am

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ordered an audit Thursday of two foundations whose leaders are linked to an alleged bribery case involving former U.N. General Assembly president John Ashe.

New bursts of ash and gas from Ecuador's Cotopaxi

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:51am

Ecuador's restive Cotopaxi volcano has been spewing plumes of ash and gas far above its crater and volcanologists say its activity has been on the upswing.

Benin businessman accused in poisoning plot back from exile

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:31am

Relatives say a businessman once accused of trying to have Benin's president poisoned has returned to the West African country after several years of self-imposed exile.

Kosovo opposition disrupts parliament with tear gas

Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:31am

Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo disrupted parliament's session on Thursday, using tear gas and whistles to protest the government's recent EU-sponsored deal with Serbia giving the country's Serb-majority areas greater powers.