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'Suspected drone' diverts 2 flights at Dubai airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 7:45am

Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest airport for international travel, says "suspected drone activity" caused it to divert two flights.

Protests erupt against proposed waste plant in NW Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 6:59am

Several thousand people have taken to the streets across northwest Russia to protest a controversial plan to build a major waste plant there.

UK Labour chief Corbyn: I will serve full term if made PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 6:42am

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, insists he would serve a full term as prime minister if his party wins the next general election, which is widely expected to take place in the next few months.

Charity boat with 182 migrants waits to dock in Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:28am

A humanitarian ship with 182 rescued migrants is sailing back and forth Sunday in international waters between Italy and Malta as it awaits permission from some European government to dock.

Brother of well-known Egyptian activist to be held 15 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:44am

An Egyptian rights lawyer said Sunday that prosecutors ordered the brother of a well-known Egyptian activist to remain in custody for 15 days. That's pending an investigation into his allegedly taking part in activities of an outlawed group and disseminating fake news.

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:28am

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

UN agency: Tanzania not sharing details on Ebola-like cases

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:17am

The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declared a rare global health emergency.

Sudan's new PM launches probe into protesters' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 3:24am

Sudan's newly appointed prime minister launched an independent investigation into a deadly crackdown on protesters in June, which killed dozens of people and threatened to crush the country's pro-democracy uprising.

Jailed Tunisia magnate optimistic about winning presidency

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:52am

Jailed Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui said he's "reasonably optimistic" about winning Tunisia's presidential runoff, where he is facing independent law professor Kais Saied.

Israeli president begins talks to form new government

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:02am

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task.

From IS camp, Syrian family returns home to a hostile city

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:18am

After two years on the run with the Islamic State group, Um Mahmoud just wanted to return home. When she finally made it to Raqqa with her daughters and grandchildren, she found her home partially burned but livable. She also found a hostile city reluctant to take her back.

Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:12am

Iran's president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region's waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic's military arsenal.

Pakistan bus crash kills 26; brakes fail on mountain road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:38pm

A bus crash in northern Pakistan killed 26 people Sunday after its brakes failed on a winding mountain road, police said.

Typhoon heads to northeast Japan after some damage in south

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:31pm

A powerful typhoon was heading northeast to Japan's main island of Honshu on Sunday after lashing parts of the country's southern islands with heavy rains and winds that caused flooding and some minor injuries.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:40pm

Iran's president has called on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran. Hassan Rouhani on Sunday also criticized a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region's waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic's military arsenal. He promised to unveil a regional peace plan at this week's upcoming high-level meetings at the United Nations. Regional tensions are high after an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry.

Nobel laureate starts fund for survivors of sexual violence

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:59pm

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning surgeon whose hospital in war-torn Congo has treated over 50,000 victims of sexual violence has launched a fund with the goal of providing reparations for survivors of conflicts around the world.

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

Joshua Goodman and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:04pm

Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" mistake if he were to attack his U.S.-backed neighbor.

Armani explores connection with nature in ethereal looks

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:49pm

Milan designers are presenting fashion as essential. That no longer refers to must-haves, but to a distillation of ideas, discarding excess in collections and by example in wardrobes, to discourage waste.

Polish authorities mull evacuation after WWII bomb found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:28pm

Authorities in northwest Poland are mulling the evacuation of some 42,000 people after a giant British World War II seismic bomb was found buried in the waterway leading to the port of Szczecin.