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Afghan official says car bomb kills 2, wounds 26 in east

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:26pm

An Afghan official says that at least two security officers have been killed when a car bomb detonated near a district headquarters in eastern Laghman province.

Brexit talks are continuing on eve of summit, no breakthrough after all-night negotiations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:01pm

Brexit talks are continuing on eve of summit, no breakthrough after all-night negotiations.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:40pm

Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate featured a fresh target for criticism, Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts senator is sharing the lead in recent polling with Joe Biden and the scrutiny that comes with it. Rivals accused Warren of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature "wealth tax" plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. Warren refused to say whether she would raise taxes on the middle class to pay for universal health insurance.

Japan typhoon death toll climbs, while floodwaters recede

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:24pm

Japan's government says the death toll from a weekend typhoon that caused widespread flooding has climbed to 63, with another 11 presumed dead.

The Latest: China threatens retaliation against US HK bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 9:24pm

The Latest on Hong Kong's protests (all times local):

Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader's annual address

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:35pm

In chaotic scenes, furious pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong's leader to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives and clamored for her to resign after she walked out of the legislature on Wednesday and then delivered the annual address 75 minutes late via television.

Kim rides horse on sacred peak, vows to fight US sanctions

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:29pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to surmount U.S.-led sanctions on his country in state media reports Wednesday alongside evocative propaganda images of him riding a white horse seen as foretelling significant decisions as his own deadline for U.S. movement on nuclear talks is nearing.

The Latest: 1 soldier, 14 civilians die in Mexico gunbattle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 7:23pm

The latest on violence in Mexico (all times local):

UN: 200 million children under 5 eat too little or too much

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 6:23pm

One-third of children worldwide under age 5 — about 200 million youngsters — are either undernourished or overweight, undermining their full potential to grow and develop, the U.N. children's agency said in a report Tuesday.

3 Ecuador opposition lawmakers seek refuge at Mexico embassy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 5:08pm

Three lawmakers aligned with former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa have taken refuge in the Mexican Embassy in Quito amid the country's subsiding upheaval.

Shooting kills 6 in Puerto Rico, leads to emergency meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:14pm

Puerto Rico's governor has called an emergency meeting after six people were killed in a shooting in a San Juan housing project and gunfire left two people dead a day earlier in the island's north.

Haiti president breaks silence, says will not resign

Evens Sanon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:02pm

President Jovenel Moïse broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti's unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools.

Netanyahu asks Russia to free imprisoned Israeli woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:24pm

Israel's prime minister has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon a young Israeli woman imprisoned on drug charges in Russia.

UN rights chief: Challenges increase to global cooperation

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:18pm

The U.N. human rights chief said Tuesday the world is witnessing increasing hate speech, rising challenges to international cooperation, and pushbacks on women's equality and the rights of minorities.

Mexico: Families of slain police angry, AMLO defends policy

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:31am

Grieving relatives of 13 police officers killed in an apparent cartel ambush gathered outside a funeral home Tuesday, many of them angry at the government and police commanders they believe sent their loved ones to a certain death.

Evaristo says Booker win a landmark for black British women

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:21am

Winning the Booker Prize is one big step for Bernardine Evaristo — and, she hopes, a giant leap for British women writers of color.

Ukraine peace plan in limbo after inconclusive talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:58am

A plan for Ukrainian and separatists to pull back their troops and weapons in eastern Ukraine remained in limbo after another round of inconclusive talks Tuesday.

Romanian president asks Ludovic Orban to form new government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:54am

Romania's president has nominated Ludovic Orban of the center-right National Liberal Party to form a new government and become the country's next prime minister.

Australian held 11 years for Bulgaria stabbing out on parole

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:38am

An Australian man who has spent 11 years in Bulgarian custody over a fatally stabbing was released from immigration detention Tuesday after a court unexpectedly ordered him paroled.