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12 dead, 25 missing in boat accident on southern India river

Omer Farooq, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 5:52am

A sightseeing boat capsized on a swollen river in southern India on Sunday, killing 12 people and leaving 25 others missing, an official said.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 5:26am

Official says 12 dead, 35 missing in boat accident on southern India river.

Afghan officials: Thousands of troops ready for polling day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 5:12am

Afghan officials say around 100,000 members of the country's security forces are ready for polling day. The presidential election is scheduled for Sept 28.

Thousands gather to support Italian hard-liner Salvini

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 4:24am

Thousands of die-hard League voters from all over northern Italy are gathering in a town in the foothills of Lombardy as Matteo Salvini relaunches himself as opposition leader after a grave political miscalculation landed the party out of government.

Iraqi prime minister's office denies the country's territory was used to launch the drones that attacked Saudi oil sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 3:14am

Iraqi prime minister's office denies the country's territory was used to launch the drones that attacked Saudi oil sites.

Israeli PM convenes Cabinet in West Bank ahead of election

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 2:16am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his final pre-election Cabinet meeting on Sunday in a part of the West Bank he has vowed to annex if re-elected and laid out a plan to build a new settlement there, amid a last-ditch drive to galvanize his nationalistic base.

Iran Foreign Ministry dismisses US claim it was behind Saudi oil attacks, calling it part of US policy of 'maximum lies'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 2:00am

Iran Foreign Ministry dismisses US claim it was behind Saudi oil attacks, calling it part of US policy of 'maximum lies'

Berlin celebrates postwar visitor program for expelled Jews

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 1:32am

Berlin was the last place Helga Melmed had expected to see again.

British prime minister's aide divides, but will he conquer?

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 12:44am

To some, he's a strategic genius. Others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist.

AP PHOTOS: Ex-army chief hoping to be Israel's next premier

Oded Balilty, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 12:39am

As former army chief of staff Benny Gantz campaigns to be Israel's next leader, he is relying less on policy specifics than on the archetypal image of a military man who can rise above the political fray and defend a country that feels perpetually under siege.

Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 12:06am

A visibly frantic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life as the country heads to national elections for the second time this year.

Violence flares after protest march in downtown Hong Kong

Eileen By and Phoebe Lai, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 11:10pm

Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:41pm

A leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels says they were able to "exploit vulnerabilities" in Saudi Arabia's air defense system to stage the attack previous day on the kingdom's vital oil installations. Muhammad al-Bukhaiti told The Associated Press on Sunday that the U.S. allegations that Iran was behind the attack reflected "political bankruptcy" of the administration in Washington.

No kites, pigeon flying as China preps for 70th anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:22pm

China has banned flying kites, drones and captive pigeons over central Beijing for more than two weeks as it prepares for a military parade and other celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Oct. 1.

Cleanup resumes in Bahamas as Humberto swirls away

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:04pm

Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family's home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island.

North Macedonia prosecutor dismissed over corruption scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 1:08pm

Lawmakers in North Macedonia have dismissed a special prosecutor tasked with investigating high-level corruption who herself has been detained under suspicion of involvement in a high-profile graft scandal.

Sudan court says trial of al-Bashir to resume next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 11:21am

A Sudanese court says the trial of former President Omar al-Bashir on corruption and money laundering charges will resume next week.

Egypt's el-Sissi dismisses corruption allegations

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 7:51am

Egypt's president on Saturday angrily dismissed corruption allegations made by a businessman-in-exile against the country's military as "sheer lies and defamation."

Death toll rises to 6 in torrential rains in southeast Spain

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 7:19am

Record rainfall claimed two more lives in southeastern Spain as it caused widespread flooding, raising the overall death toll to six from the storms, authorities said Saturday.