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Russian election officials cast doubt on gubernatorial vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:54am

Election officials have moved closer to canceling the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections in Russia's Far East, bending to the pressure of accusations of blatant vote rigging.

UN agency warns time running out to prevent Yemen famine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:39am

The U.N. food agency says time is running out for aid groups operating in Yemen to prevent a devastating famine in the war-torn country.

Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former leader Najib Razak and he will face further charges in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:30am

Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former leader Najib Razak and he will face further charges in court.

Turkey arrests 24 airport workers after protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:24am

A construction workers union says 24 of its members have been detained in the aftermath of protests denouncing poor working conditions at Istanbul's new airport.

China reaches out to US over demand for media registration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:15am

China says it has reached out to the U.S. over reports that the Department of Justice has ordered two top Chinese state-run media outlets to register with the government as foreign agents.

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:58am

With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty International report says.

Ethiopia's stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:53am

Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms.

UK's May seeks more compromise from EU ahead of meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:28am

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged EU leaders to compromise and back her Brexit blueprint Wednesday, ahead of a key meeting of the bloc's leaders in Salzburg, Austria.

Rape trial starts of man at center of Nobel scandal

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:50am

The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature went on trial in Sweden Wednesday.

Ex-aide is star witness of panel probing French crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:55am

A former security aide of French President Emmanuel Macron who triggered a political crisis after being videotaped beating a protester is grudgingly appearing before a Senate inquiry commission whose members he insulted as "little people" for whom he has no respect.

Indian police arrest nurse after woman's death in abortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:34am

Indian police have arrested a nurse for trying to perform an abortion on a 28-year-old woman who died at her home in southern India, an official said Wednesday.

Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:08am

As the teacher pointed to the large touch screen, her first-grade classroom came alive. With the click of a link, an animated character popped up on the screen, singing and dancing as it taught the children how to read.

Pakistan's new PM, Imran Khan, visits Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:03am

Pakistan's new prime minister, former cricket player Imran Khan, is in Saudi Arabia as part of his first official overseas trip.

New Zealand celebrates 125 years of women having the vote

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:23pm

New Zealand became the first nation in the world to allow women to vote 125 years ago, and hundreds of people celebrated the anniversary on Wednesday by turning out to gatherings and speeches. Some wore period costumes or white camellia flowers, a symbol of the historic movement.

New Zealand to increase annual refugee quota to 1,500

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:10pm

New Zealand plans to increase the number of refugees it takes each year from 1,000 to 1,500.

A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:04pm

As weeks turned into months, the seats of the small plane began to empty out.

AP Photos: A look at Mexico City buildings devastated quake

Rebecca Blackwell, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:03pm

Cracked and leaning buildings remain uninhabited and displaced people live in outdoor camps a year after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed 228 people in Mexico's capital and 141 more in nearby states.

Koreas agree to disarm a jointly controlled border village, starting with the removal of land mines

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:49pm

Koreas agree to disarm a jointly controlled border village, starting with the removal of land mines.

Koreas agree to set up first-ever joint search effort at their border for bodies of soldiers killed in Korean War

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:46pm

Koreas agree to set up first-ever joint search effort at their border for bodies of soldiers killed in Korean War.