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Kurdish party behind referendum wins regional polls in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:15am

The government of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region says the party that led the region into its ill-fated independence referendum last year has won the most seats in regional parliamentary elections.

Russians denounce Trump's intended nuke treaty withdrawal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:04am

A top Russian diplomat says President Donald Trump's intention to withdraw from a landmark treaty on nuclear weapons is a perilous move.

Congo rebels kill 13, abduct a dozen children in community at center of deadly Ebola outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:04am

Congo rebels kill 13, abduct a dozen children in community at center of deadly Ebola outbreak.

The Latest: Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:37am

The Latest on Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, which were extended into a second day after technical issues led to hours of delays at voting stations (all times local):

3 rebels, 3 civilians die in Kashmir amid battle, clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:22am

Three suspected rebels were killed in a gunbattle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and at least three civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting was over, officials and residents said.

Afghan officials say roadside bomb kills 11 civilians on second day of parliamentary elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:20am

Afghan officials say roadside bomb kills 11 civilians on second day of parliamentary elections.

Palestinian protest icon goes from jail cell to VIP suite

Mohammed Daraghmeh and Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:09am

When Israel locked up Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier last year, it hoped to finally silence the teenage Palestinian activist. Instead, it created an international celebrity.

Australia PM says business as usual despite minority gov't

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:02am

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday rejected calls for an early election despite the likelihood of his coalition government losing its majority after a weekend by-election.

The Latest: EU wants probe into Saudi's death to continue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 12:53am

The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country's consulate in Istanbul (all times local):

Local vote in Poland tests support for ruling conservatives

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 12:37am

Polish voters were casting ballots in local elections Sunday that were the first nationwide test of support for the conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders.

Israeli leader delays demolition plan for West Bank hamlet

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 12:33am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition would likely entail.

Congo rebels kill 13, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 12:26am

Congolese rebels killed 13 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts.

China says top Macau official falls to death from building

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 11:36pm

China's head representative to Macau died after a fall from his residential building, the central government said Sunday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump says he will exit a landmark arms control agreement because Russia is violating the pact and it's preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons. The 1987 pact, which helps protect the security of the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Far East, prohibits the United States and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles.

Afghan vote enters 2nd day after attacks, technical issues

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:37pm

Afghanistan's parliamentary elections entered a second day after delays caused by violence and technical issues, as a roadside bomb killed nearly a dozen civilians on Sunday, including several children.

Migrant caravan re-forms in Mexico, members vow to reach US

Mark Stevenson and Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:03pm

Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 2,000 Central American migrants swam or rafted across a river separating that country from Guatemala, re-formed their mass caravan in Mexico and vowed to resume their journey toward the United States.

Tropical Storm Willa could become hurricane off Mexico coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:03pm

Two tropical storms are swirling in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country's west coast in several days.

About 2,000 migrants who crossed river into Mexico vote in show of hands to re-form caravan, continue march northward

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 5:24pm

About 2,000 migrants who crossed river into Mexico vote in show of hands to re-form caravan, continue march northward.

Saudi Khashoggi saw Turkey as base for a new Middle East

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 3:53pm

Friends say Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a proud Arab who wanted to set up a base in his ancestral homeland of Turkey, contributing to the growing community of exiled Arabs who have taken refuge there.