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Bus near Saudi holy city of Mecca crashes, killing 35 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:24pm

Authorities in Saudi Arabia say 35 pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash near the Muslim holy city of Mecca.

Africans fail to get UN support for AU-UN envoy for Libya

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:02pm

African members of the Security Council tried unsuccessfully Wednesday to appoint a joint African Union-United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Libya, in an apparent attempt to replace current U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame.

Buses collide in central Sudan, killing 21

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:19pm

Sudan's state-run news agency says a head-on collision between two buses has killed 21 people in a central province.

Obama endorses Trudeau in unprecedented endorsement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:11pm

Barack Obama is urging Canadians to reelect Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, an apparently unprecedented endorsement of a candidate in a Canadian election by a former American president.

New European Commission delayed, to take office in December

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:48am

Ursula von der Leyen will have to wait a bit longer before she takes over as the next European Commission president after the European Parliament delayed a vote on the appointment of her team on Wednesday.

In Iraq, concern that Syria chaos would bring back IS

Hadi Mizban, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:45am

Iraq's defense minister on Wednesday expressed concerns that the Islamic State group could take advantage of Turkey's invasion of northern Syria to destabilize Iraq, saying that a number of militants have been able to escape detention in Syria amid the chaos and cross into Iraq.

Syrian troops enter northern town of Kobani, where Kurds and US first defeated IS together 4 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:54am

Syrian troops enter northern town of Kobani, where Kurds and US first defeated IS together 4 years ago.

Parents of killed teen reject Trump's attempted introduction

Matthew Lee, Jill Colvin and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:21am

The grieving parents of a British teenager who was killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat's wife felt ambushed when President Donald Trump tried to get them to meet with the woman in front of the press, attorneys for the couple said Wednesday.

The Latest: 1 dead, over 2 dozen injured in Philippine quake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:44am

The Latest on an earthquake in the southern Philippines (all times local):

Sudanese rebel group suspends peace talks after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:26am

A Sudanese rebel group says it has suspended peace talks with the transitional government, accusing the military of storming a southern area under its control.

Prosecutors suspect man of illegally detaining Dutch family

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:05am

Prosecutors said Wednesday they are charging a 58-year-old man arrested in connection with the discovery of a Dutch family who lived largely isolated from the outside world for nine years.

Thai Red Shirt chiefs ordered to pay for 2010 arson damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:40am

Thailand's Supreme Court has ordered three leaders of the Red Shirt political movement to pay 21 million baht ($691,000) compensation to business owners whose commercial buildings were set on fire at the climax of two months of aggressive street protests in 2010.

Britain scraps plan aimed at blocking minors' access to porn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:18am

The British government has abandoned a plan to require pornography websites to verify that their users are adults.

9 dead as Guineans protest president's bid to extend power

Boubacar Diallo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:10am

At least nine people have been killed in three days of protests in Guinea against the president's bid to extend his time in power, while hospitals are overwhelmed with scores of people wounded, a doctor told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Small Northern Irish party plays big role in Brexit talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:02am

The Democratic Unionist Party is a small Northern Irish political grouping with an outsized Brexit role.

Jordan calls on Israel to release woman on hunger strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:00am

Jordan is calling on Israel to release a Jordanian woman detained for over a month without trial on security charges.

Cambodian police arrest suspects in rape of French tourist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:51am

Police in Cambodia say they have arrested three men accused of raping a female French tourist last week.

The Latest: Number of migrants crossing from Turkey rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:50am

The Latest on the migrant inflow into Europe (all times local):

Turkish invasion sparks NATO crisis but eviction is unlikely

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:25am

Turkey's invasion of northern Syria — along with the criticism and threats of sanctions brandished by fellow NATO members at Ankara over the offensive — is close to sparking a crisis at the world's biggest military alliance.