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Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's Baja

Ignacio MartÍnez By JesÚs, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:43am

Hurricane Lorena spared the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos a direct hit, instead heading up the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Saturday prompting new warnings and watches in that coastal area.

Albanian ship rescues 111 migrants in the Aegean Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:51am

Albania's Defense Ministry says one of its ships in the Aegean Sea has rescued 111 migrants trying to cross into Greece, and has handed them over to Turkish authorities.

At least 57 arrested in Kazakh anti-government protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:00am

Authorities in Kazakhstan have detained 57 protesters taking part in unsanctioned rallies organized by an opposition movement banned by the government.

Solomon Islands forms ties with China after Taiwan break

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:53am

The Solomon Islands formed diplomatic relations with China on Saturday after breaking ties with rival Taiwan, giving Beijing another victory in its campaign to isolate the self-ruled island it claims as part of its territory.

Beer flows as overcrowded Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:21am

The first keg was tapped, and the beer started flowing as the 186th Oktoberfest got underway Saturday in the southern German city of Munich.

Ailing Iranian held by Somali pirates is released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:19am

A humanitarian group working to free people taken hostage by Somali pirates in recent years says an Iranian man held for four-and-a-half years has been released and is on his way home.

The Latest: Hong Kong police, protesters clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:05am

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local):

UK's Labour Party in turmoil as vote to oust deputy ditched

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:33am

A vote to oust the deputy leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party was ditched Saturday after a big backlash to the proposal prompted Jeremy Corbyn, the party's leader, to intervene.

Syria says it captures drone near Israeli-occupied Golan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:31am

Syrian authorities captured and dismantled Saturday a drone rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state news agency SANA said.

Iraq detains suspect in deadly bombing that killed 12

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:27am

Iraqi security forces boosted their presence and measures around the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Saturday, a day after a deadly bombing hit a minibus packed with passengers outside the city. Iraq's prime minister said security forces have detained a man suspected of detonating the bomb.

Parachutists jump over Dutch heath to mark WWII operation

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:19am

Parachutes glowing gold and white against clear blue skies, hundreds of paratroopers floated to the ground in the eastern Netherlands on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of a daring but ultimately unsuccessful mission that Allied commanders hoped would bring a swift end to World War II.

Iran's Guard says ready for 'any scenario' amid US standoff

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:25am

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and "any scenario," its chief commander said Saturday, as the country's nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook global energy markets.

Hong Kong protesters burn flag, police fire pepper spray

Raf Wober, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:01am

Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances.

Rare protests in Egypt call for el-Sissi to step down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:14am

Rare anti-government protests broke out in Egypt Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down.

Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 2 civilians in south

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:38pm

An Afghan official says that a roadside bomb has killed at least two civilians in southern Kandahar province.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:46pm

President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden. That's according to a person familiar with the matter. Democrats are condemning what they see as Trump's effort to try to damage a political rival. The issue is at the center of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump. Trump says "nothing was said that was in any way wrong" in a July telephone call he had with Ukraine's leader.

Yemen rebels say they're halting attacks on Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:58pm

Yemen's Houthi rebels said late Friday night that they were halting drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, one week after they claimed responsibility for a strike that crippled a key oil facility in the kingdom.

Greek island refugee camp too crowded to house newcomers

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:46pm

A perpetually overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos can't accommodate any more newly arrived asylum-seekers after the number of people already housed exceeded the camp's intended capacity by 400%, authorities said Friday.

Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface

Rob Gillies and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:19pm

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface.