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US general visits troops fighting Islamic State in Syria

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:26pm

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East has flown into a key outpost in Southern Syria where troops are fighting remnants of the Islamic State and trying to block Iranian-backed forces from gaining a foothold.

Russian woman mocks US charges of meddling in 2018 election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:23pm

A Russian woman accused by the U.S. of helping oversee a social media effort to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections mocked the accusations Monday, saying that they made her feel proud.

Furor over comments about shutting supreme court in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:59am

A supreme court justice is calling for an investigation into inflammatory remarks made by the son of Brazil's presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro.

UN-AU envoy urges UN to consider action against Sudan rebel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:53am

The joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur is calling on the Security Council to consider "stern measures" — likely sanctions — against the Sudan Liberation Army's founder Abdul Wahid Elnur, who has refused to join the peace process.

Chinese VP kicks off visit to Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:46am

China's vice president on Monday kicked off a trip to Israel that illustrated the warming ties between the two countries.

The Latest: El Salvador hopes migrant tensions will ease

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:04am

The Latest on the caravan of Central Americans trying to reach the United States (all times local):

Turkey, where Saudi writer died, has culture of surveillance

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:59am

One mystery surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is the existence of purported audio recordings of his death. The recordings, reported to include voices of Saudi officials who were present as well as confirmation of a grisly scheme to dispose of the dismembered body, were reported in pro-government newspapers in Turkey but have not been officially confirmed.

Canadian man accused of killing 4 says he's innocent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:52am

A Canadian man charged with killing two police officers and two civilians is telling judges he should be "exonerated" because of temporary insanity.

Afghan soldier fires on NATO troops, killing 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:42am

NATO says an Afghan soldier has opened fire on coalition forces, killing a NATO soldier and wounding two others.

Macedonia: Lawmakers who backed new name get more security

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:17am

Macedonia's interior minister said Monday that additional police protection is being provided to lawmakers who voted to support a deal that would change the country's name.

US envoy to Syria visits northern town of Manbij

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:15am

The U.S. envoy for Syria visited the northern town of Manbij on Monday, where U.S. and Turkish troops could begin conducting joint patrols in the coming days, a Kurdish official said.

'Extremely dangerous' Cat 4 Hurricane Willa heads for Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:02am

Hurricane Willa has grown rapidly into an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific, on a path that could potentially bring landfall on a stretch of coast in Mexico between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in the coming days.

The Latest: Willa becomes Category 5 storm off Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:00am

The Latest on Hurricane Willa and other storms (all times local):

Israel says it finds Hezbollah outpost on Lebanon border

Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:58am

The Israeli military on Monday said it uncovered a militant outpost on the Lebanese border that Hezbollah guerrillas have set up under the guise of an environmental advocacy group.

Poland's ruling populists see power, appeal checked

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:55am

Poland's populist ruling party has seen its fortunes turn after nearly three years of aggressive governing and vast popularity. First, the European Union's top court checked a key element of the party's overhaul of the courts. Then local elections Sunday revealed limits to its appeal.

Hurricane Willa grows to Category 5 force as it heads toward Mexican coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:51am

Hurricane Willa grows to Category 5 force as it heads toward Mexican coast.

Up in smoke: Hamas cracks down on Gaza drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:25am

Hamas authorities have been burning piles of narcotics and cannabis in a yearly sweep against drugs in the beleaguered Gaza Strip.

Turkish crime-scene investigators arrive at car park where vehicle belonging to Saudi Consulate was found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:18am

Turkish crime-scene investigators arrive at car park where vehicle belonging to Saudi Consulate was found.

Africa's oldest president, Cameroon's Paul Biya, easily wins 7th term as turnout plummets in separatist-hit regions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:07am

Africa's oldest president, Cameroon's Paul Biya, easily wins 7th term as turnout plummets in separatist-hit regions.