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UN: 200 million children under 5 eat too little or too much

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 6:23pm

The U.N. children's agency says one-third of children worldwide under age 5 — about 200 million youngsters — are either undernourished or overweight, undermining their full potential to grow and develop.

3 Ecuador opposition lawmakers seek refuge at Mexico embassy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 5:08pm

Three lawmakers aligned with former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa have taken refuge in the Mexican Embassy in Quito amid the country's subsiding upheaval.

Shooting kills 6 in Puerto Rico, leads to emergency meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:14pm

Puerto Rico's governor has called an emergency meeting after six people were killed in a shooting in a San Juan housing project and gunfire left two people dead a day earlier in the island's north.

Netanyahu asks Russia to free imprisoned Israeli woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:24pm

Israel's prime minister has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon a young Israeli woman imprisoned on drug charges in Russia.

UN rights chief: Challenges increase to global cooperation

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:18pm

The U.N. human rights chief said Tuesday the world is witnessing increasing hate speech, rising challenges to international cooperation, and pushbacks on women's equality and the rights of minorities.

Mexico: Families of slain police angry, AMLO defends policy

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:31am

Grieving relatives of 13 police officers killed in an apparent cartel ambush gathered outside a funeral home Tuesday, many of them angry at the government and police commanders they believe sent their loved ones to a certain death.

Evaristo says Booker win a landmark for black British women

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:21am

Winning the Booker Prize is one big step for Bernardine Evaristo — and, she hopes, a giant leap for British women writers of color.

Ukraine peace plan in limbo after inconclusive talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:58am

A plan for Ukrainian and separatists to pull back their troops and weapons in eastern Ukraine remained in limbo after another round of inconclusive talks Tuesday.

Romanian president asks Ludovic Orban to form new government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:54am

Romania's president has nominated Ludovic Orban of the center-right National Liberal Party to form a new government and become the country's next prime minister.

Bulgaria frees paroled Australian from immigration detention

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:38am

An Australian citizen who served 11 years imprisoned in Bulgaria for fatally stabbing a Bulgarian man was released Tuesday from the immigration detention center he was transferred to after a court unexpectedly ordered him paroled.

Dutch police investigate family living in isolation on farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:03am

Dutch authorities were Tuesday trying to piece together the story of a family found living isolated from the outside world in the rural east of the Netherlands.

EU fails to agree on talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:01am

European Union ministers failed on Tuesday to reach a consensus on whether to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, amid stiff opposition to the move from France.

Nigerian police raid frees scores of beaten, starved boys

Sam Olukoya and Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 9:53am

Beaten. Starved. Sexually assaulted. Chained. For the second time in a month, police in northern Nigeria have raided a building where hundreds of boys were held in dehumanizing conditions, officials said Tuesday.

7-story building collapses in Brazil; 1 dead, others trapped

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:58am

A seven-story building collapsed Tuesday in an upscale part of the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, killing one person and leaving others trapped with some communicating with family members by cellphone from under debris, officials said.

Yemeni officials: Saudi troops take control Aden in deal

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:39am

Yemeni officials say Saudi Arabian troops have taken control of the airport and ports in the interim capital Aden from separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates.

Afghan officials: Military chopper crashes, killing 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:24am

Officials say an Afghan army helicopter has crashed in northern Balkh Province, leaving at least seven army personnel, including the crew members, dead.

The Latest: 2 N Macedonia officers among suspected smugglers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:19am

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U.S. military spokesman says U.S. forces have left formerly Kurdish-held town of Manbij, in pullout from northeast Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 6:18am

U.S. military spokesman says U.S. forces have left formerly Kurdish-held town of Manbij, in pullout from northeast Syria.

Moscow says it won't allow Turkish, Syrian government forces to clash, underscoring de facto power broker role in Syria.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 5:42am

Moscow says it won't allow Turkish, Syrian government forces to clash, underscoring de facto power broker role in Syria.