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Rio family buries girl killed by stray bullet; police blamed

Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:51pm

An 8-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown was buried on Sunday amid allegations that she was hit by police fire.

France says top issue is de-escalation _ not US-Iran talks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 3:54pm

France's top diplomat said Sunday the most pressing issue following attacks on key Saudi Arabian oil installations is not a potential meeting between the leaders of the United States and Iran but whether it's possible to de-escalate the current "dangerous" situation.

'Deficit of trust': At UN, leaders of a warming world gather

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:49pm

The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and intolerance.

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.

AP Interview: Afghan minister says police are hardest hit

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:07am

Police in Afghanistan are one of the country's most-criticized security forces, denigrated as corrupt and inept. Yet Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi says police are also the hardest hit, taking 70% of all casualties among government forces, dozens of whom die each day in relentless attacks by Taliban and Islamic State insurgents.

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.

Italy to take in 182 migrants from humanitarian ship

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

A ship carrying 182 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea said Sunday that Italy has granted permission for its passengers to disembark in Sicily.

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 abandoned its usual hands-off stance Sunday and endorsed former military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister, potentially giving him the edge over hard-line 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.