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New tropical storm to drench Mexico's Pacific coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 6:24am

A new tropical storm is projected to dump heavy rains across parts of southwestern Mexico before soon dissipating.

Bangladesh police say violence over Facebook post kills 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 6:21am

Police say at least four people were killed after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media post undermining Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

Italian experts diffuse WWII bomb in northern city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 6:19am

Italian authorities have evacuated 4,000 people from the center of the northern city of Bolzano to defuse a World War II bomb found during construction.

Libya coast guard intercepts dozens of Europe-bound migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 6:02am

Libya's coast guard says it's intercepted dozens of Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast.

Mark Esper arrives in Kabul on his first trip to Afghanistan as US defense secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 5:24am

Mark Esper arrives in Kabul on his first trip to Afghanistan as US defense secretary.

Pelosi in Jordan for 'vital discussions' amid Syria crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 4:22am

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a group of American lawmakers on a surprise visit to Jordan to discuss "the deepening crisis" in Syria amid a shaky U.S.-brokered cease-fire.

Lebanon braces for massive anti-government protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 3:48am

Lebanon is bracing for what many expect to be the largest protests in the fourth day of anti-government demonstrations.

Swiss choose new parliament, vote could see Green gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 2:13am

Voters in Switzerland are electing a new national parliament, with recent polls suggesting that green parties could fare well in a year when environmental concerns have swept across Europe.

Indonesia's popular president to be sworn in for final term

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 12:51am

Indonesia's popular president who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation is to be sworn in for his final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions.

Botswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fight

Sello Motseta, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 12:40am

Botswana's ruling party faces the tightest election of its history on Wednesday after former President Ian Khama, annoyed with his hand-picked successor, announced his support for the opposition, shaking up one of Africa's most stable countries.

India: Pakistan firing kills 2 soldiers, civilian in Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 12:01am

The Indian military says Pakistani soldiers have targeted a border post and civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir, leaving two army soldiers and a civilian dead.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:45 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:40pm

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is outlining what comes next for American troops that are set to leave Syria. He says that under current plans they will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence. Esper isn't ruling out the idea that U.S. forces would conduct counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria. Esper says he's spoken to his Iraqi counterpart about the plan to shift the more than 700 troops.

Bolivians pick between Evo Morales and change in tight vote

Paola Flores and Carlos Valdez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:01pm

South America's longest-serving leader was seeking an unprecedented fourth term in Bolivian elections on Sunday, but polls suggested Evo Morales is in the tightest race of his career.

Defense chief says under current plan all U.S. forces leaving Syria will go to western Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:29pm

Defense chief says under current plan all U.S. forces leaving Syria will go to western Iraq.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay, but also letter arguing against extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 3:10pm

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay, but also letter arguing against extension.

Egypt: 4 killed when shells hit 2 houses in north Sinai

Ashraf Sweillam, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:27pm

Egyptian security officials and medics say shells hit two houses in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least four civilians, including a child.

Syria's Kurds say they'll withdraw from an area of the border with Turkey after evacuation of besieged town is complete

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:10pm

Syria's Kurds say they'll withdraw from an area of the border with Turkey after evacuation of besieged town is complete .

Israelis rally in support of woman imprisoned in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:51pm

About 200 Israelis are demonstrating in Tel Aviv in solidarity with an Israeli woman imprisoned in Russia on drug charges.

Hondurans call for president to step down after drug verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:46pm

Thousands of Hondurans have protested into the early hours of the morning to demand that President Juan Orlando Hernández be removed from office after his younger brother was convicted of drug trafficking in a New York court.