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Residents in storm-hit towns clean homes as rescue continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:06am

Residents in this storm hit town north of Japan's capital are cleaning up after a powerful typhoon dumped massive rain and turned neighborhoods into swamps.

Afghan officials say election results ready later this month

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:03am

Afghan election officials say delayed presidential election results should be ready later this month, after technical problems with the counting.

Far-right groups protest Ukrainian president's peace plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 2:52am

Police are deployed around Ukraine's capital as multiple far-right and nationalist groups gather for protests against President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his peace plan for eastern Ukraine.

Partial results in Polish election confirm conservative win

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 2:34am

Nearly complete results in Poland's weekend election confirm that the conservative ruling party Law and Justice capitalized on its popular social spending policies and social conservatism to do better than when it swept to power four years ago.

Spanish court convicts Catalan leaders for secession attempt

Aritz Parra and Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 2:30am

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling likely to inflame independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region.

Turkey's Erdogan signals imminent assault on Syrian-Kurdish held city of Manbij, in sixth day of Turkish offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 2:14am

Turkey's Erdogan signals imminent assault on Syrian-Kurdish held city of Manbij, in sixth day of Turkish offensive .

Spanish court convicts Catalan leaders for secession attempt

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:41am

Spain's Supreme Court has convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in the secession movement of 2017.

Spain's Supreme Court sentences former Catalonian vice president, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years in prison for sedition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:29am

Spain's Supreme Court sentences former Catalonian vice president, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years in prison for sedition.

Indonesia province shuts schools as haze from fires returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:01am

Noxious haze from new deliberately set fires have blanketed parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island after days of improving air quality.

The Latest: Syrian troops deploy toward Raqqa, Turkish front

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:54am

The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local):

Syrian army moves to confront Turkish forces as US withdraws

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:36am

Syria's army deployed near the Turkish border on Monday, hours after Syrian Kurdish forces previously allied with the U.S. said they had reached a deal with Damascus to help them fend off Turkey's invasion.

EU negotiators continue to discuss Brexit as deadline looms

Jill Lawless and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:23am

Brexit negotiators are meeting again Monday in an attempt to reach a deal that would allow Britain to leave the European Union with a deal at the end of the month.

Atwood tipped by UK bookmakers to win fiction's Booker Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:11am

Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is bookmakers' favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy for a second time Monday for "The Testaments," her follow-up to dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale."

South Korean Justice Minister offers to resign over scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:19pm

South Korea's justice minister has offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul's liberal government and deeply polarized national opinion.

South Korean Justice Minister offers to step down over political scandal that has led to large street protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:05pm

South Korean Justice Minister offers to step down over political scandal that has led to large street protests.

Indian police say 10 killed when house collapses in north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 11:01pm

Indian police say at least 10 people have been killed after a two-story house collapsed in a village in the country's north.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 10:40pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signaled that Turkish troops and their Syrian opposition allies are ready to launch an assault on the Syrian-Kurdish held city of Manbij. Erdogan told reporters on Monday: "We are about to implement our decision on Manbij."

Ecuador government, indigenous leaders agree to cancel austerity package and end street protests that left 7 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 8:47pm

Ecuador government, indigenous leaders agree to cancel austerity package and end street protests that left 7 dead.

Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 8:17pm

The Philippine national police chief resigned on Monday after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent his officers from being prosecuted for allegedly selling a huge quantity of illegal drugs they had seized.