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Iraq officials: New strike targets military base, no damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:24am

An Iraqi security official and a militia commander say a new airstrike has targeted a military base in the western Anbar province.

The Latest: Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:31am

The Latest on the Israeli elections (all times local):

Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving him an edge over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:17am

Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving him an edge over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu.

Boris Johnson heads to UN, urging world to see beyond Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:19am

Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed for the United Nations in New York on Sunday to argue that post-Brexit Britain will be a dynamic world power taking the lead on tackling climate change and an unstable Middle East. But he and his country face some big hurdles.

'Suspected drone' diverts 2 flights at Dubai airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 7:45am

Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest airport for international travel, says "suspected drone activity" caused it to divert two flights.

Protests erupt against proposed waste plant in NW Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 6:59am

Several thousand people took to the streets across northwest Russia on Sunday to protest a controversial plan to build a major waste plant there.

UK Labour chief Corbyn: I will serve full term if made PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 6:42am

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, insists he would serve a full term as prime minister if his party wins the next general election, which is widely expected to take place in the next few months.

Charity boat with 182 migrants waits to dock in Europe

Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:28am

A nonprofit-run ship carrying 182 migrants rescued on the Mediterranean Sea sailed back and forth between Italy and Malta while awaiting permission to dock at a European port, with its passengers growing increasingly worried about where they would wind up.

Egypt warns media it's monitoring protest coverage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:44am

Egypt's media authority warned journalists Sunday that it was monitoring coverage to ensure they abide by "professional codes" amid a rare burst of protests against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The warning came hours after the latest small protest was dispersed by police in clouds of tear gas.

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:28am

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

UN agency: Tanzania not sharing details on Ebola-like cases

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:17am

The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declared a rare global health emergency.

Sudan's new PM launches probe into protesters' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 3:24am

Sudan's newly appointed prime minister launched an independent investigation into a deadly crackdown on protesters in June, which killed dozens of people and threatened to crush the country's pro-democracy uprising.

Jailed Tunisia magnate optimistic about winning presidency

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:52am

Jailed Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui said he's "reasonably optimistic" about winning Tunisia's presidential runoff, where he is facing independent law professor Kais Saied.

Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for prime minister

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:02am

The Arab bloc in Israel's parliament broke with tradition Sunday and endorsed Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving the former military chief an edge for the job over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu.

From IS camp, Syrian family returns home to a hostile city

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:18am

After two years on the run with the Islamic State group, Um Mahmoud just wanted to return home. When she finally made it to Raqqa with her daughters and grandchildren, she found her home partially burned but livable. She also found a hostile city reluctant to take her back.

Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:12am

Iran's president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region's waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic's military arsenal.

Pakistan bus crash kills 26; brakes fail on mountain road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:38pm

A bus crash in northern Pakistan killed 26 people Sunday after its brakes failed on a winding mountain road, police said.

Typhoon heads to northeast Japan after some damage in south

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:31pm

A powerful typhoon was heading northeast to Japan's main island of Honshu on Sunday after lashing parts of the country's southern islands with heavy rains and winds that caused flooding and some minor injuries.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:40pm

President Donald Trump says he spoke to Ukraine's new president about his election and the fact that "we don't want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son" contributing to corruption in Ukraine. Trump appeared Sunday to stop short of acknowledging he discussed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Biden's son, Hunter, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, during a July 25 telephone conversation that's the basis of a whistleblower complaint against Trump.