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The Latest: UN urges Turkey to probe 'executions' in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:50am

The Latest on Turkey's offensive in northern Syria (all times local):

Wildfires burn out of control in Lebanon and Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:48am

Strong fires spread in different parts of Lebanon forcing some residents to flee their homes in the middle of the night as the flames reached residential areas in villages south of Beirut.

Lebanon, Cyprus to work on curbing migrant arrivals by boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:42am

Lebanon's defense minister said his country and Cyprus have agreed to work together on curbing boat loads of migrants from reaching the east Mediterranean island nation.

Russia's Putin arrives in UAE on first visit since 2007

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:28am

Russian Vladimir Putin has arrived in the United Arab Emirates on his first visit to the oil-rich nation in over a decade.

UK child abuser who preyed on Malaysians killed in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:57am

A British man serving 22 life sentences for abusing scores of Malaysian children has been killed in prison.

Delay in ex-South African leader's case as appeal planned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:50am

Court proceedings for former South African president Jacob Zuma have been pushed back to Feb. 4 as his legal team says it will appeal a ruling dismissing its attempt to halt prosecution for good.

Inter-Korean WCup qualifier played in empty Pyongyang venue

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:44am

South Korea soccer officials say they can't see a telecast of the historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang between their national team and North Korea, and think the game was proceeding at an empty Kim Il Sung Stadium.

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful says won't honor deal with UN

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:36am

A former Sri Lankan defense chief who's a front-runner in next month's presidential election says if he wins he won't recognize an agreement the government made with the U.N. human rights council to investigate alleged war crimes during the nation's civil war.

Turkish, Kurdish forces battle for key Syrian border town

Lefteris Pitarakis and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:28am

Turkey defied growing condemnation from its NATO allies to press ahead with its invasion of northern Syria on Tuesday, shelling suspected Kurdish positions near the border amid reports that Syrian Kurds had retaken a key town.

Papua New Guinea police seeking to arrest ex-PM O'Neill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:21am

Papua New Guinea police said Tuesday they were seeking the arrest of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption but the former leader of the South Pacific island nation was refusing to cooperate.

Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:17am

Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption.

Pakistan faces black list of countries financing terrorism

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:07am

Pakistan is trying to avoid getting blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a global watchdog, when it meets Wednesday in Paris.

EU's Barnier says Brexit deal still possible this week

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:44am

The European Union said Tuesday that a Brexit divorce deal is possible this week but that the British government's proposals so far are not sufficient to seal an agreement.

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says a deal with Britain is still possible this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:31am

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says a deal with Britain is still possible this week.

Prince William, Kate visit school before meeting Pakistan PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:19am

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are visiting a school for girls in Pakistan's capital, in their first engagement on a five-day tour of the country.

Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey's Syrian fighters

Sarah El Deeb and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:41pm

The Syrian fighters vowed to kill "pigs" and "infidels," paraded their Kurdish captives in front of cameras and, in one graphic video, fired several rounds into a man lying on the side of a highway with his hands bound behind his back.

Mozambique votes in a crucial test of recent peace deal

Tom Bowker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:08pm

Calls for calm and warnings against voter intimidation marked a closely watched election day in Mozambique on Tuesday that is crucial in consolidating a wary peace in the southern African nation of nearly 30 million people.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 10:40pm

Turkish artillery is pounding suspected Syrian Kurdish positions near a town in northeast Syria as Turkey's military incursion enters its seventh day. An Associated Press journalist on Tuesday reported heavy bombardment of targets in the countryside of Ras al-Ayn, days after Turkey announced that it had captured the border town.

Gunmen ambush police convoy in Mexico; kill 13 and wound 9

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 10:01pm

State police expected the worst when they ventured into the wild township of Aguililla to serve a single warrant. Commanders sent 42 officers in five trucks.