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The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:40pm

President Donald Trump says it's looking as though Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi is dead. And Trump said Thursday there will be "very severe" consequences if it turns out he was murdered by Saudis. As the U.S. toughened its response to Khashoggi's disappearance, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pulled out of a major Saudi investment conference Thursday amid global pressure.

Malaysia's former deputy PM charged in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in elections this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:20pm

Malaysia's former deputy PM charged in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in elections this year.

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:04pm

Members of a 3,000-strong migrant caravan have massed in this Guatemalan border town across the muddy Suchiate River from Mexico, as U.S. President Donald Trump threatens retaliation if they continue toward the United States.

British woman held in Malaysia accused of killing husband

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:32pm

Malaysian police said Friday that a British woman has been detained on the resort island of Langkawi for allegedly stabbing her husband to death.

Mattis: Afghan attack will not shake US commitment

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:50pm

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday the killing of a powerful police chief in southern Afghanistan just two days before national elections is unlikely to fundamentally weaken the security situation.

Israeli rights group criticizes 'oppression' of Palestinians

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:03pm

The head of Israel's leading human rights group strongly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government during a contentious U.N. Security Council meeting on Thursday for what he called its "supremacy and oppression" of the Palestinians.

Putin says IS seized 700 hostages in Syria, executing some

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:59pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Islamic State militants in Syria have recently seized some 700 people as hostages and are carrying out executions.

Key groups urge Turkey to seek UN probe of missing Khashoggi

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:49pm

Leading human rights and journalists' organizations urged Turkey on Thursday to ask the United Nations to launch an investigation into the disappearance and "possible extrajudicial execution" of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

UN to host meeting of divided Cyprus' rival leaders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:33pm

The United Nations says it is hosting a meeting between the rival leaders of Cyprus in the U.N.-controlled buffer zone on the ethnically divided island nation.

Pompeo meets Panama's president about Venezuela, Nicaragua

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:57pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with Panama's president to discuss the situations in Venezuela and Nicaragua.

Egypt denies forced disappearance reports of former lawmaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:47pm

The Egyptian government is denying an accusation by the wife of a former lawmaker that her husband may have bene detained by police.

Ecuador expels Venezuelan envoy for insult to president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:09pm

Officials in Ecuador say they're expelling Venezuela's ambassador because an official from the neighboring country called its president a "liar."

Reports: Widow of slain former Swedish PM Olof Palme dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:18am

Swedish media say Lisbeth Palme, the widow of the slain former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and a key witness to his unsolved murder over 32 years ago, has died.

Over 20,000 newly displaced people in northern Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:17am

An international relief agency says that a new wave of displaced persons has hit a northern Yemeni city after fighting surged between forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition and their rival Houthi rebels.

Russian military jet crashes, 2 pilots missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:58am

The Russian military says one of its training jets has crashed and two pilots are missing.

Israel's Supreme Court overturns deportation of US student

Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:28am

Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday overturned an appeals court ruling that agreed with the government's decision to bar an American graduate student from entering the country over her alleged involvement in the boycott movement against the Jewish state.

State media: Former Sudanese president al-Dahab dies, 83

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:19am

Sudan's state news agency is reporting that former field marshal and president of Sudan, Abdelrahman Swar al-Dahab, who seized power in a military coup but passed leadership over to civilians in 1986 after a year in power, has died at the age of 83.

Mothers of big families challenge Macron's fertility stance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:12am

French President Emmanuel Macron is facing criticism from mothers with big families both at home and abroad for comments he made about women and fertility in Africa.

US student's legal team says Israeli Supreme Court overturns deportation order, allows her to study in Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:08am

US student's legal team says Israeli Supreme Court overturns deportation order, allows her to study in Israel.