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China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:14pm

Around 6,000 people have been evacuated following a landslide in Tibet that blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers, China's emergency services said Thursday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:46pm

The Washington Post has published a new column by Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate." The Post published the column Wednesday, more than two weeks after Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He is presumed dead. Post Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah says she received the column from Khashoggi's assistant a day after he was reported missing.

Pakistan launches search for 11 abducted Iranian guards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:46pm

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has told Tehran that its security forces are trying to trace 11 members of Iran's border force who were abducted by militants this week.

US officials optimistic on US-China military ties

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:44pm

After a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing.

Peru's president soars as he channels anger over corruption

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:13pm

Martin Vizcarra stepped down from a military helicopter into a small Peruvian jungle village where no president had ventured before.

Food, water, ride: Guatemalans aid Honduran caravan migrants

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:09pm

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from a local woman who offered him a used baby carriage.

Mexican government shields officials from corruption probe

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:24pm

Less than two months before President Enrique Pena Nieto leaves offices, his administration is seeking to shield itself from a corruption investigation that has the potential to sweep up federal officials.

German nationalists pictured with Hitler wine, swastikas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:37pm

The far-right Alternative for Germany party is trying to expel a regional lawmaker who posed in front of wine bottles featuring pictures of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:29am

The World Health Organization says it is "deeply concerned" by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency.

The European Union's Brexit negotiator says both the EU and Britain need "much more time" to reach a deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:12am

The European Union's Brexit negotiator says both the EU and Britain need "much more time" to reach a deal.

Haitians protest alleged misuse of Petrocaribe funds

Evens Sanon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:13am

A protest by tens of thousands of people across Haiti turned violent Wednesday as anger grows over the alleged misuse of funds from an oil assistance program sponsored by Venezuela.

Pakistani police: Suspected drug dealer's sons kill reporter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:10am

Pakistani police say the sons of a suspected drug dealer arrested in the country's northwest have killed a local reporter who wrote about their father's case.

AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:57am

The World Health Organization has announced that Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is not yet considered a global health emergency. Some aid groups expressed alarm when the rate of new cases more than doubled this month. With the area compared to a war zone, resistance to health workers sometimes turning violent and confirmed cases found near the heavily traveled Ugandan border, the risk of regional spread is "very high."

4 indicted over theft of huge gold coin from Berlin museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:29am

German prosecutors have indicted four young men over the brazen theft of a 100-kilogram (221-pound) Canadian gold coin from a Berlin museum.

UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:27am

U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl or woman is a virgin through gynecological tests.

UN Syria envoy to try to move on constitution before leaving

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:22am

U.N. special envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday that he will make a final effort before stepping down next month to advance toward a new constitution for Syria — a key step in ending the country's civil war.

France floods death toll rises to 14; 1 still missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:19am

Authorities in the southwest region of France hit this week by destructive flash floods say the death toll has increased to 14, with one person still listed as missing.

American student fights deportation in Israeli high court

Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:49am

A U.S. graduate student on Wednesday asked Israel's Supreme Court to overturn an expulsion order over her alleged involvement in the boycott movement against Israel.

Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

Vladimir Isachenkov and Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:20am

An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself.