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Reports: Dozens killed or wounded in east Syria airstrikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:45pm

Syrian state media and a war monitor say airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on a town held by the Islamic State group have killed and wounded dozens.

Former Puerto Rico policeman sentenced for bank robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:54pm

A former police officer in Puerto Rico found guilty of masterminding a bank robbery in the U.S. territory has been sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Venezuela's prosecutor rejects calls for independent probe

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:24pm

Venezuela's chief prosecutor said he is investigating police officers who failed to keep safe an opposition politician who plunged from the 10th floor of a high-security building, even as he rejected calls for an independent probe into the suspicious death.

Migrants in caravan tear down border gate in Guatemala, rush toward border bridge into Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:07pm

Migrants in caravan tear down border gate in Guatemala, rush toward border bridge into Mexico.

The contrasts of Mexico's southern and northern borders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:50am

Some 3,000 Central American migrants prepared to cross into Mexico from Guatemala on Friday with hopes of eventually arriving to the United States. Busloads of Mexican federal police were gathering in Ciudad Hidalgo and a Mexican military helicopter flew along the river in anticipation.

UN asks Sri Lanka to repatriate commander in Mali

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:33am

The United Nations has asked the government of Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate the commander of the country's 200-person contingent in the U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali following a review of his human rights background.

Migrants in caravan turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:44am

Migrants in caravan turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier.

Thousands of migrants in caravan move toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:36am

Thousands of migrants in caravan move toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier.

Hezbollah leader calls on Saudi Arabia to end war in Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:34am

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has called on Saudi Arabia to make a "courageous" decision and end the fighting in Yemen, saying the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey has tarnished the kingdom's image to an unprecedented degree.

At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:04am

A Congress party leader says at least 50 people are dead after they were run over by a train in northern India.

US and South Korea again call off a major military exercise

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:52am

The United States and South Korea are scrapping another major military exercise this year, a Pentagon official said Friday, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea.

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:51am

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said.

20 men jailed for sex abuse of teenagers in northern England

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:35am

Twenty men have been jailed for raping and abusing more than a dozen girls in a northern England town, in what a judge called a "vile and wicked" campaign of exploitation.

Ex-spy chief says Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:19am

Brexit could leave Britain more vulnerable to attacks like the nerve-agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Salisbury, a former head of the U.K.'s overseas intelligence service said Friday.

Egypt, Saudi conclude Tabuk-4 joint military drills

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:05am

Egypt's military says its forces have concluded drills with Saudi Arabia held in Egypt's southern military zone.

Turkey questions Saudi Consulate staff in Khashoggi case

Bram Janssen, Suzan Fraser and Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:00am

Investigators on Friday questioned staff from the Saudi Consulate about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and explored whether his remains could have been dumped outside Istanbul after his suspected killing, Turkish media and a security official said.

State media: Turkish prosecutors are questioning Saudi consulate employees over missing journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:40am

State media: Turkish prosecutors are questioning Saudi consulate employees over missing journalist.

Ex-Interpol leader's wife: "Everybody in China is at risk"

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:33am

The wife of the former Interpol president who is being detained in China on bribery charges says she's been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they're holding a letter from him for her.

Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric's businesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:32am

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he expects Albania to close all businesses owned by Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Ankara blames for an attempted coup two years ago.