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UN expert: Human rights defenders attacked and criminalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:43pm

A U.N. expert says human rights defenders are being attacked and criminalized and more than 1,000 were killed between 2015 and 2017.

UN envoy says armed groups in CAR will start disarming soon

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:47pm

A half dozen armed groups in Central African Republic are participating in a national program and the government will begin disarming some groups in the west by the end of the year, the U.N. envoy for the troubled African country said Tuesday.

Forecasters say eye of Category 3 Hurricane Willa about to make landfall along Mexico's west-central coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:52pm

Forecasters say eye of Category 3 Hurricane Willa about to make landfall along Mexico's west-central coast.

UN humanitarian chief says danger of 'big famine' in Yemen

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:45pm

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that "there is a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen."

AP Explains: Diplomatic immunity and the Khashoggi case

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:49pm

The killing of Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world not only because of the grisly details of his death, but also because of where it took place: inside a consulate, which enjoys special protections under international law.

UN expert says North Korea's rights abysmal despite summits

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:40pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summits with the presidents of South Korea and the United States have not changed his country's abysmal human rights record, the U.N. independent investigator on human rights in the isolated Asian nation said Tuesday.

Report: Russian researcher stabs colleague in Antarctica

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:40pm

The Interfax news agency says that a researcher at Russia's Antarctic station has stabbed and injured a colleague in an apparent emotional breakdown.

Rome escalator accident injures 20 Russian soccer fans

Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:21pm

At least 20 people were injured when an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed Tuesday night.

Litvinenko widow says Saudi death should be a wake-up call

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:19pm

The widow of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, who was killed by radioactive poison in 2006, said Tuesday that the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be a wake-up call to the world about the deadly behavior of authoritarian states.

The Latest: Category 3 Willa hits Mexico's Sinaloa coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:53pm

The latest on Hurricane Willa (all times local):

Bolton says he told officials vote meddling hurt Russia

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:19pm

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that he told Russian officials the Kremlin hurt itself by meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Palestinians: Israeli fire kills teen at Gaza protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:16pm

Gaza's Health Ministry says a 17-year-old Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire during a protest along the perimeter fence with Israel.

Stampede at railroad station kills 2, injures 17 in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:46am

At least two people were killed and another 17 injured in a stampede as people crowded an overpass bridge at a railroad station in eastern India on Tuesday, a state official said.

A glance at the 1987 nuclear arms pact Trump intends to dump

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:39am

U.S. President Donald Trump has declared his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty, a move the Kremlin warned would "make the world a more dangerous place."

Poland awards Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:57am

Poland has honored a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia on charges of plotting acts of terrorism for his defense of Ukrainians held captive in Russia.

Chinese VP Wang meets Israeli, Palestinian officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:37am

China's vice president has met with Israeli and Palestinian officials as part of a three-day trip to the region.

The Latest: Analyst says aid cut for CentAm could backfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:24am

The latest on the caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States (all times local):

Hungary's Orban says EU elections are decisive for migration

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:21am

Hungary's prime minister reasserted Tuesday that European Union leaders deliberately failed to stop mass migration to the continent and want to create a "European empire" to subjugate individual nations.

Japan: Man believed to be missing journalist in Syria freed

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:32am

A man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who disappeared three years ago in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey, a Japanese official said.