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Japan waits confirmation of identity of man freed from Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:02pm

Japan is anxiously awaiting confirmation that a man freed from Syria is a freelance journalist kidnapped three years ago.

Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from US

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:41pm

Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted its arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler killed in a road accident, and to rest weary, blistered feet and try to heal illnesses and injuries suffered on the road.

UN chief says prospects for Cyprus settlement 'remain alive'

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:55pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he believes prospects for a comprehensive settlement that will reunify Cyprus "remain alive" and he will prepare the way for negotiations between Greek and Turkish Cypriots to resume.

UN expert: Human rights defenders attacked and criminalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:43pm

A U.N. expert says human rights defenders are being attacked and criminalized and more than 1,000 were killed between 2015 and 2017.

UN envoy says armed groups in CAR will start disarming soon

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:47pm

A half dozen armed groups in Central African Republic are participating in a national program and the government will begin disarming some groups in the west by the end of the year, the U.N. envoy for the troubled African country said Tuesday.

Forecasters say eye of Category 3 Hurricane Willa about to make landfall along Mexico's west-central coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:52pm

Forecasters say eye of Category 3 Hurricane Willa about to make landfall along Mexico's west-central coast.

In Honduras, poverty and gangs help drive migration

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:28pm

A caravan of some 7,000 Central American migrants is advancing through southern Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. The vast majority of them are from Honduras, a country of 9 million people.

UN humanitarian chief says danger of 'big famine' in Yemen

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:45pm

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that "there is a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen."

AP Explains: Diplomatic immunity and the Khashoggi case

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:49pm

The killing of Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world not only because of the grisly details of his death, but also because of where it took place: inside a consulate, which enjoys special protections under international law.

UN expert says North Korea's rights abysmal despite summits

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:40pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summits with the presidents of South Korea and the United States have not changed his country's abysmal human rights record, the U.N. independent investigator on human rights in the isolated Asian nation said Tuesday.

Report: Russian researcher stabs colleague in Antarctica

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:40pm

The Interfax news agency says that a researcher at Russia's Antarctic station has stabbed and injured a colleague in an apparent emotional breakdown.

Rome escalator accident injures 20 Russian soccer fans

Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:21pm

At least 20 people were injured when an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed Tuesday night.

Litvinenko widow says Saudi death should be a wake-up call

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:19pm

The widow of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, who was killed by radioactive poison in 2006, said Tuesday that the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be a wake-up call to the world about the deadly behavior of authoritarian states.

The Latest: Category 3 Willa hits Mexico's Sinaloa coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:53pm

The latest on Hurricane Willa (all times local):

Bolton says he told officials vote meddling hurt Russia

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:19pm

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that he told Russian officials the Kremlin hurt itself by meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Palestinians: Israeli fire kills teen at Gaza protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:16pm

Gaza's Health Ministry says a 17-year-old Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire during a protest along the perimeter fence with Israel.

Stampede at railroad station kills 2, injures 17 in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:46am

At least two people were killed and another 17 injured in a stampede as people crowded an overpass bridge at a railroad station in eastern India on Tuesday, a state official said.

A glance at the 1987 nuclear arms pact Trump intends to dump

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:39am

U.S. President Donald Trump has declared his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty, a move the Kremlin warned would "make the world a more dangerous place."

Poland awards Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:57am

Poland has honored a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia on charges of plotting acts of terrorism for his defense of Ukrainians held captive in Russia.