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Kosovo lawmakers agree to consider creating national army

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:46am

Lawmakers in Kosovo have agreed to consider proposed laws on transforming the country's security forces into a regular army.

Report: South Sudan armed opposition seized girls as 'wives'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:44am

A new U.N. report says South Sudan's armed opposition abducted women and girls as young as 12 and lined them up so commanders could choose "wives."

Tunisia flash floods kill at least 5, cause major damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:42am

Tunisian authorities say at least five people have been killed in flash floods in the country caused by heavy rains Wednesday and Thursday.

Egyptian mediators return to Gaza for truce talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:11am

A Hamas official says Egyptian mediators have returned to Gaza to resume discussions with the Islamic militant group over a cease-fire with Israel.

Afghan lawmaker says 3 top Kandahar officials killed by their own guards, 2 U.S. troops wounded in same attack.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:46am

Afghan lawmaker says 3 top Kandahar officials killed by their own guards, 2 U.S. troops wounded in same attack. .

The Latest: Putin says US sanctions erode trust in dollar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:44am

The Latest on Russia President Vladimir Putin's comments (all times local):

Police: 2 dead, dozens injured in protests across Haiti

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:42am

Authorities in Haiti say at least two people were killed and dozens injured during large protests over alleged misuse of government funds.

Parliamentarian Khalid Pashtun says Kandahar police chief, governor and intelligence chief killed in attack by guards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:37am

Parliamentarian Khalid Pashtun says Kandahar police chief, governor and intelligence chief killed in attack by guards.

US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:34am

The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel.

Putin: Russia would only use its nuclear arms in retaliation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:29am

President Vladimir Putin says Russia would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack.

New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:16am

A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the country's deepest wounds.

President Vladimir Putin says Russia would only use its nuclear weapons in retaliation to enemy missile attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:15am

President Vladimir Putin says Russia would only use its nuclear weapons in retaliation to enemy missile attack.

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

Suzan Fraser, Sarah El Deeb and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:03am

A man who previously traveled with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage to the United States entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, according to images published Thursday by a pro-government Turkish newspaper.

The Latest: Authorities say guards killed 3 Afghan officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:58am

The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local):

TV: Afghan guards open fire during security meeting in Kandahar, killing police chief; NATO says American troops wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:51am

TV: Afghan guards open fire during security meeting in Kandahar, killing police chief; NATO says American troops wounded.

Security tightened for Sri Lankan leader amid alleged plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:45am

Authorities have tightened security for Sri Lanka's president as police investigate an alleged plot to assassinate him, officials said Thursday.

Mother, daughter desperate to leave Venezuela flee on foot

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:42am

As night approached, Sandra Cadiz wrapped her shivering 10-year-old daughter in a blanket and prayed for a ride up the frigid Colombian mountaintop known as "the icebox."

UK official challenged at conference on sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:25am

A demonstrator has confronted the U.K.'s international development secretary at a conference on sex abuse in the aid sector, complaining that women who have spoken out about abuse are not being heard.

UN: Russians say Syria withdrew controversial property law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:38am

A U.N. humanitarian aid expert says Russian officials have told him Syria's government has withdrawn a controversial law that allowed for authorities to seize property left behind by civilians who fled fighting in the country's civil war.