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Indonesia province shuts schools as haze from fires returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:01am

Noxious haze from new deliberately set fires have blanketed parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island after days of improving air quality.

The Latest: EU foreign ministers condemn Turkish invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:54am

The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local):

EU negotiators continue to discuss Brexit as deadline looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:23am

Ireland says that a Brexit deal may be possible in the coming days, after technical teams from Britain and the European Union worked through the weekend.

Atwood, Ellmann favorites to win fiction's Booker Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:11am

Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is the bookies' favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy again for "The Testaments," her follow-up to dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale."

South Korean Justice Minister offers to resign over scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:19pm

South Korea's justice minister has offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul's liberal government and deeply polarized national opinion.

South Korean Justice Minister offers to step down over political scandal that has led to large street protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:05pm

South Korean Justice Minister offers to step down over political scandal that has led to large street protests.

Indian police say 10 killed when house collapses in north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:01pm

Indian police say at least 10 people have been killed after a two-story house collapsed in a village in the country's north.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 10:40pm

U.S. troops have stepped up their exit from northern Syria. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Donald Trump has directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin to withdraw "as safely and quickly as possible." The U.S. appears to be moving toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war."

Ecuador government, indigenous leaders agree to cancel austerity package and end street protests that left 7 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 8:47pm

Ecuador government, indigenous leaders agree to cancel austerity package and end street protests that left 7 dead.

Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 8:17pm

The Philippine national police chief resigned on Monday after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent his officers from being prosecuted for allegedly selling a huge quantity of illegal drugs they had seized.

Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 8:02pm

Rescue crews in Japan dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 36 dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan.

Hundreds of migrants corralled at detention center in Mexico

Benjamin Alfaro and Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 4:47pm

Hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America found themselves corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico on Sunday after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the United States.

Thousands join protest called by Haiti's art community

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 2:06pm

Thousands of Haitians have joined a protest in the capital called by the art community to demand President Jovenel Moïse resign, increasing pressure on the embattled leader after nearly a month of marches that have shuttered schools and businesses.

Projections indicate that Islamist-backed professor Kais Saied wins Tunisia's presidential race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 1:09pm

Projections indicate that Islamist-backed professor Kais Saied wins Tunisia's presidential race.

Syrian Kurdish officials say they will work with Damascus to fend off Turkish invasion, are deploying along borders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 1:06pm

Syrian Kurdish officials say they will work with Damascus to fend off Turkish invasion, are deploying along borders.

The Latest: Hungary opposition parties win big in Budapest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:27am

The Latest on local elections in Hungary (all times local):

Syrian TV says government troops moving to the north to confront ongoing Turkish offensive, no further details

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:16am

Syrian TV says government troops moving to the north to confront ongoing Turkish offensive, no further details.

Ukraine's president calls for calm at nationalists' march

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:03am

Ukraine's president is urging participants in a nationalist march Monday to avoid violence, amid growing anger at his peace plan for the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Several wounded as mortars hit UN compound in Mogadishu

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 10:01am

The United Nations mission in Somalia says several people were wounded when mortar rounds landed inside the U.N. and African Union compounds in Mogadishu.