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Terror charges against Sri Lankan in Australia dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 5:35am

The family of a Sri Lankan man living in Australia says terrorism charges against him have been dropped.

Head of Turkish-Arab media group calls for punishment for "authority that gave the orders" in killing of Saudi writer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 5:15am

Head of Turkish-Arab media group calls for punishment for "authority that gave the orders" in killing of Saudi writer.

3 charged in southern France extremist attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 5:05am

Three people have been charged in France over an Islamic extremist's shooting rampage and supermarket hostage-taking earlier this year.

The Latest: 11 injured in Madrid when migrants try to escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 4:49am

The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local):

Cyprus takes in 29 Syrian migrants departing from Lebanon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 4:42am

Cypriot police say most of the 29 Syrian migrants who have arrived to the Mediterranean island after setting sail from Lebanon told authorities they have relatives living on Cyprus.

Turkish ruling party official says Turkey "will never allow a cover-up" in case of killed Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 4:41am

Turkish ruling party official says Turkey "will never allow a cover-up" in case of killed Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Rights groups warn Ethiopia against return to repression

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 4:31am

Rights groups are calling on Ethiopia's reformist new leader to stop using repressive tactics once favored by the previous leadership, in their most outspoken criticism since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April.

South Africa highway crash kills at least 27, including kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 4:15am

South Africa's government says at least 27 people, including small children, have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Limpopo province.

Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 4:14am

A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful.

Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 4:07am

Australia's ruling coalition was forced into minority government on Saturday after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a by-election for the seat of the prime minister the party itself had dismissed.

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 3:27am

Most of the casualties in a train disaster that killed dozens of people in northern India were migrant workers, a former state government official said Saturday.

Africa's youngest billionaire free 9 days after abduction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 1:56am

The man described as Africa's youngest billionaire said Saturday he is free more than a week after his abduction from a luxury hotel in Tanzania's commercial capital, while police suggested his captors came from South Africa.

The Latest: Head of media group speaks out on Khashoggi

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:51pm

The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local):

IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:36pm

The Islamic State group early Saturday released two women and four children they had been holding since July in the first part of an exchange with the Syrian government that will set free dozens of women related to members of the extremist group, opposition activists said.

Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

Suzan Fraser, Sarah El Deeb and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:13pm

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been fired.

The Latest: Afghanistan says some polls to stay open late

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:05pm

The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local):

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:41pm

The head of a media group says the "authority that gave the orders" to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be punished. Turan Kislakci, president of the Turkish Arab Media Association, spoke Saturday outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi vanished after entering the building on Oct. 2.

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:13pm

Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank.

'We are hungry!" Migrants wail at Mexico-Guatemala border

Sonia Perez D. and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:04pm

A standoff between thousands of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States and Mexican police stretched through the night with some migrants hanging from the closed border gate wailing "there are children here" while others slept on the crowded bridge linking Guatemala to Mexico.