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Kurdish forces say Turkey violating cease-fire in NE Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:17am

Syrian Kurdish forces say Turkey is failing to abide by terms of a U.S.-brokered cease-fire, refusing to lift a siege it imposed on a key border town in northeastern Syria 30 hours after the truce went into effect.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:40pm

How are things going in northern Syria? Depends on who you ask. President Donald Trump is touting a cease-fire agreement that seems at risk as Turkey and Kurdish foes differed over what it required and whether combat had halted. His critics say that his Syria moves have damaged U.S. credibility, betrayed an ally _ the Kurds _ and opened the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State.

Seoul police up security after rally at US envoy residence

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:41pm

South Korean police said Saturday they beefed up security at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul after a group of anti-American students used ladders to break into the compound.

Indonesia's Widodo faces daunting goals in final term

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:24pm

In fisherman Saimin's fly-strewn riverside slum, less than an hour's drive from Indonesia's presidential palace, much of the age-old problems President Joko Widodo has promised to fix are a stark day-to-day reality.

Subway service in Chile's capital suspended as protest grows

Eva Vergara, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:46pm

Subway service in Chile's capital was suspended Friday, trapping hundreds of thousands of commuters on their way home from work, after high school students flooded subway stations, jumping turnstiles, dodging fares and vandalizing stations as part of protests against a fare hike.

Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US border

Cedar Attansio and Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:59pm

Lizbeth Garcia tended to her 3-year-old son outside a tent pitched on a sidewalk, their temporary home while they wait for their number to be called to claim asylum in the United States.

Thunberg calls for climate action in oil-rich Alberta

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:33pm

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg stayed away from any direct criticism of Alberta's oil sands as she took her message to the oil-rich Canadian province.

Israel: Palestinian wielding knife shot dead in West Bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:21pm

Israeli authorities say security personnel have shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian at a West Bank checkpoint.

Pro-independence protesters set fires, clash with police in Barcelona

Ivana Kottasová, Laura Perez Maestro and Simon Cullen, CNN  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:54pm

Fires and violence broke out in the streets of Barcelona on Friday, as more than half a million pro-independence protesters gathered in the Catalan capital, the local police said.

'Only God is with us': A Syrian family feels betrayed by US

Andrea Rosa and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:04pm

For months, every time Turkey threatened to invade northern Syria, Salwa Hanna told her husband they should take their children and flee from the border town of Kobani. And every time, he told her not to worry, because the Americans were there.

Climate protester in Boris Johnson garb scales Big Ben tower

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:56am

A climate-change protester dressed as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has climbed the Big Ben clocktower at Britain's Parliament.

Timeline of Catalan separatism that has rocked Spain

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:05am

Large demonstrations to protest this week's conviction of 12 leaders of Catalonia's swelling separatist movement turned violent at times.

Berlin zoo's panda cubs take 1st glimpse of the world

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:46am

A Berlin zoo says two panda cubs born in August have opened their eyes to the world for the first time this week.

UN says Ebola in Congo still qualifies as global emergency

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:44am

The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, even though the number of confirmed cases has slowed in recent weeks.

Lebanese prime minister gives political adversaries 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:58am

Lebanese prime minister gives political adversaries 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing protests.

Bahrain's King Hamad appoints son national security adviser

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:51am

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has appointed his fast-rising son as the island kingdom's new national security adviser.

Germany: Officials pledge crackdown after synagogue attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:41am

Germany's top security officials are backing calls for tougher measures to fight far-right extremism following a deadly anti-Semitic rampage last week.

The Latest: Mexico says 8 died in Culiacan cartel clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:14am

The Latest on violence in northern Mexico after an attempt to capture drug trafficker's son (all times local):

Mexican officials say 8 died in gunbattles in Culiacan after attempt to arrest Sinaloa cartel leader's son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:04am

Mexican officials say 8 died in gunbattles in Culiacan after attempt to arrest Sinaloa cartel leader's son.