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Suspected rebels kill 18 in Congo's east

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 8:23am

A Congolese civil society group says that 18 people have been killed in attacks by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels in the eastern city of Beni, as the city and region continue to face an Ebola outbreak.

Uganda's opposition pop star says he doesn't feel safe

Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 8:01am

Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine says he is concerned about his safety four days after returning from the United States, where he sought medical care for injuries sustained during alleged state torture.

The Latest: France wants UN backing for Syria accord

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:54am

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):

Italy tightens eligibility for migrant protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:28am

Italy's populist government is making it harder for migrants to be approved for humanitarian protection.

President Donald Trump says 2nd summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is likely 'quite soon'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:06am

President Donald Trump says 2nd summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is likely 'quite soon'

Norway convicts man of providing terror attack instructions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:05am

A man has been convicted of terror offenses in Norway for providing online instructions on how to carry out attacks and sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison.

Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh 'totally political,' says 'I am with him all the way'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:57am

Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh 'totally political,' says 'I am with him all the way'

Statue of Nelson Mandela is dedicated at United Nations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:47am

A statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the United Nations to honor the 100th anniversary of the late South African leader's birth.

Turkey promises 'safe zones' in Kurdish-held parts of Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:35am

Turkey said Sunday it would take steps to create "safe zones" across northern Syria, including in areas held by Syrian Kurdish fighters who are allied with the United States but who Ankara views as terrorists.

Moldovan court suspends president in political standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:19am

Moldova's Constitutional Court has temporarily stripped the country's pro-Moscow president of his duties for refusing to endorse new ministers in a political standoff.

Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 225

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:04am

Tanzania's government on Monday launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 227 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week. The government is also taking steps to build a bigger ferry.

UK opens long-awaited inquiry into tainted blood scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:04am

A long-awaited inquiry has opened in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400.

Thai junta leader interested in staying in politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 5:49am

The head of Thailand's military government declared Monday he is "interested" in participating in politics, in a new indication he may seek to remain in office after elections scheduled for early next year.

German convicted on war crime charge over IS stint in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 5:46am

A German man has been convicted of being an accessory to a war crime for filming the abuse of a captive while he was with the Islamic State group in Syria.

5 suspected rebels, India soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 5:32am

Five suspected militants and a soldier were killed in two days of fighting near the highly militarized de facto frontier that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, India's army said Monday.

Man at center of Nobel sex scandal remanded pending verdict

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 5:15am

The man at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize was remanded in custody Monday, pending the verdict in his trial.

EU takes Poland to its top court over judicial reform

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:32am

The European Union said Monday it has decided to take Poland to the bloc's top court over the overhaul of the country's judicial system and also ask the European Court of Justice to suspend a recent law on Supreme Court judges.

George Soros foundation sues Hungary on laws targeting NGOs

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:23am

An international philanthropic organization founded by billionaire George Soros said Monday it has filed applications before the European Court of Human Rights and Hungary's Constitutional Court to challenge recent laws in Hungary targeting civic groups working with refugees and asylum-seekers.

Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:39am

Russia announced Monday it will supply Syria's government with more modern, S-300 missile defense systems after last week's downing of a Russian plane by Syria, a friendly fire incident that sent regional tensions over the war-torn country soaring.