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IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:36pm

Syrian opposition activists say the Islamic State group has released two women and four children they had been holding since July in an exchange with the government.

Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

Suzan Fraser, Sarah El Deeb and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:13pm

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been fired.

The Latest: Afghan officials say IED at poll wounds 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:05pm

The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local):

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:41pm

Amnesty International says the "impartiality" of a Saudi investigation into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi would remain in question after authorities in the kingdom said the journalist died after a fight in the consulate in Istanbul. Amnesty's Rawya Rageh says early Saturday the rights group and other organizations have been very clear that what is needed is "an impartial and independent investigation by the U.N. to find out what happened and ensure justice" for Khashoggi.

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:13pm

Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank.

'We are hungry!" Migrants wail at Mexico-Guatemala border

Sonia Perez D. and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:04pm

A standoff between thousands of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States and Mexican police stretched through the night with some migrants hanging from the closed border gate wailing "there are children here" while others slept on the crowded bridge linking Guatemala to Mexico.

Afghan parliamentary polls underway despite threats

Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:49pm

Some Afghans lined up for hours to cast their vote Saturday in Parliamentary elections that are being protected by tens of thousands of security forces, who are on alert nationwide following a campaign marred by relentless violence.

Polls open in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, protected by thousands of Afghan forces

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:36pm

Polls open in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, protected by thousands of Afghan forces.

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 60 dead

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:34pm

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said.

Saudi state-run news agency says royal court adviser close to crown prince fired in wake of Jamal Khashoggi killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:53pm

Saudi state-run news agency says royal court adviser close to crown prince fired in wake of Jamal Khashoggi killing.

Saudi state-run media: King Salman has proposal to restructure kingdom's intelligence services after Khashoggi killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:44pm

Saudi state-run media: King Salman has proposal to restructure kingdom's intelligence services after Khashoggi killing.

Saudi state-run news agency says "the kingdom expresses its deep regret" over the slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:38pm

Saudi state-run news agency says "the kingdom expresses its deep regret" over the slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi state-run news agency quotes prosecutors as saying 18 Saudis held as suspects in Jamal Khasoggi's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:30pm

Saudi state-run news agency quotes prosecutors as saying 18 Saudis held as suspects in Jamal Khasoggi's death.

Assange presses Ecuador to grant basic rights under asylum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:25pm

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seeking a court injunction pressing Ecuador to provide basic rights he says the country agreed to when it first granted him asylum at its London embassy.

Saudi state-run news agency quotes prosecutors as saying that Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Consulate in a fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:22pm

Saudi state-run news agency quotes prosecutors as saying that Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Consulate in a fight.

UN asks Sri Lanka to repatriate commander in Mali

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 3:03pm

The United Nations asked the government of Sri Lanka on Friday to immediately repatriate the commander of its 200-strong contingent assigned to the U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali following a review of his human rights background.

Reports: Dozens killed or wounded in east Syria airstrikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:45pm

Syrian state media and a war monitor say airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on a town held by the Islamic State group have killed and wounded dozens.

Former Puerto Rico policeman sentenced for bank robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:54pm

A former police officer in Puerto Rico found guilty of masterminding a bank robbery in the U.S. territory has been sentenced to 19 years in prison.

WhatsApp tells companies to stop spam amid Brazil elections

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:48pm

The WhatsApp messaging service said Friday that it has sent "cease and desist" letters to stop companies from sending bulk messages related to Brazil's election, after a report that businessmen were bankrolling a campaign to spread fake news in support of leading far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.