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Indian capital's air quality plunges despite new measures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:27am

The Indian capital's air quality levels have plunged to "poor," a day after the government initiated stricter measures to fight chronic air pollution.

Sri Lanka's army chief in controversy over election ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:09am

Sri Lanka's election chief says he has asked for an explanation from the defense ministry on why the army commander features in an advertisement promoting a candidate for next month's presidential election.

The Latest: Thousands march in support of Catalan separatism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:07am

The Latest on unrest in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local):

Turkey calls on Kurdish fighters to leave designated border zone in Syria by 'tonight' in order to end Turkish offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:06am

Turkey calls on Kurdish fighters to leave designated border zone in Syria by 'tonight' in order to end Turkish offensive.

Hong Kong leader warns of harm to US interests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:39am

Hong Kong's leader is expressing "frustration and disappointment and regret" over steps by the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protesters in the territory and warns they'll hurt American companies here.

Report: Brother of Iran's president begins prison term

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:31am

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that President Hassan Rouhani's brother has begun serving a five-year prison sentence on corruption charges.

Kuwait's ruler, 90, returns home after US hospital visits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:15am

Kuwait's ruling 90-year-old emir has returned to his oil-rich nation after undergoing medical checkups in the U.S. following a health scare.

Bulgaria detains 4 soccer fans following racist acts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:51am

The Bulgarian government says it has detained four soccer fans linked to making racist gestures, including Nazi salutes, during a European Championship qualifying match against England.

Spain on edge after 2 days of violent protests in Catalonia

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:50am

Spain is on edge after two straight days of violent clashes in northeastern Catalonia between police and protesters who were angered by the Supreme Court's sentencing of nine separatist Catalan leaders to prison.

Japan searching for N. Korean boat crew who fell into sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:47am

The Japanese coast guard is searching for crewmembers who fell to sea from a wooden North Korean fishing boat that capsized off Japan's northwestern coast.

Pakistan says India army firing kills 3 civilians in Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:35am

Pakistan's foreign ministry says "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops in the disputed region of Kashmir has killed three civilians, including two children.

Macron and Merkel try to showcase EU unity as Brexit looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:26am

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are meeting in southern France, one day before a key EU summit that may approve a divorce deal with Britain.

Turkey defies its NATO allies in Syria, as Russia steps in

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:23am

Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between advancing Turkish and Syrian government forces on Wednesday, as Turkey's president defied growing pressure and sanctions from Western allies for a cease-fire in northern Syria.

2 ethnic Serb police officers arrested over killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:15am

Kosovo police say they have arrested two ethnic Serb police officers over the slaying of a moderate Serb politician almost two years ago.

UK's William, Kate visit Pakistan's climate-change hit north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:18am

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are traveling to Pakistan's scenic northern mountains and glaciers, drawing attention to the challenges of climate change in the South Asian nation.

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 don't get breakthrough, continue on summit eve

Raf Casert and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:12pm

European Union and British negotiators failed to reach a breakthrough in Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday's crucial EU summit.

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 6:40 a.m. EDT

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

The latest Democratic presidential debate featured a modern record of 12 participants. But the candidate taking the majority of hits was Elizabeth Warren, whose rise in polls has made her a target of opportunity for rivals trying to get attention in the remaining months before voting begins. Health care was again a prime topic, with Warren's rivals accusing her of avoiding questions about how much Medicare for All universal health insurance would cost.