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US envoy to Syria visits northern town of Manbij

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

A Kurdish official says the U.S. envoy to Syria has visited the northern town of Manbij, where U.S. and Turkish troops could begin conducting joint patrols in the coming days.

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'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

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Israel says it finds Hezbollah outpost on Lebanon border

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

The Israeli military says it has 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. 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.

Growing caravan of migrants grows ahead of push into Mexico

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:03am

Thousands of Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. were deciding Monday whether to rest in this southern Mexico town or resume their arduous walk through Mexico as President Donald Trump rained more threats on their governments.

The Latest: Bosnian police block migrant march to Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:02am

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Malta academic in Trump probe often vanishes after scandals

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:29am

The Maltese academic who allegedly dropped the first hint that Russians would interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has gone missing — and an Associated Press investigation shows that this isn't the first time.

The Latest: Caravan leader denies any terrorists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:23am

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Saudi phone calls, 'body double' after Khashoggi killing

Suzan Fraser and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:39am

A man appearing to wear Jamal Khashoggi's clothes left the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul following his killing there, according to a surveillance video, while a member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage made four calls to the royal's office around the same time, reports said Monday.

Pakistani dies after immolation to protest police bribery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:22am

Pakistani officials say a rickshaw driver who set himself on fire to protest police demands for bribes, has died of severe burns in Karachi.

The Latest: EU to US: Assess effect of treaty exit on allies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:49am

The Latest on The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local):

Poland: Top court judges return from forced retirements

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:34am

Several Supreme Court judges in Poland returned from government-imposed retirements Monday after the European Union's top court ordered their reinstatements.

US adviser Bolton in Moscow after Trump aims to exit treaty

Nataliya Vasilyeva and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:23am

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton held talks with top Russian officials Monday after President Donald Trump had declared an intention to pull out of a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.

Philippine court rejects Duterte bid to have critic arrested

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:11am

A Philippine court on Monday rejected a petition by President Rodrigo Duterte's administration to have his fiercest critic in the Senate arrested, in a legal setback for Duterte that the senator called a victory for democracy.