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Saudi foreign minister promises truth from Khashoggi probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:19am

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will produce the truth about what happened.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:41pm

Thousands of Central American migrants have resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border, with members bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends in the United States. Their numbers have continued to grow, and the United Nations estimates the group at some 7,200 people, "many of whom intend to continue the march north." But they are still more than 1,000 miles from the nearest border crossing at McAllen, Texas.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump implies terrorists mixed with migrants

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:39pm

President Donald Trump is offering no evidence to support his assertion that "unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in" with Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. southern border. Associated Press journalists who have traveled with the migrant caravan for more than a week have seen nothing that verifies his claim.

Dangerous Cat 4 Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico coast

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:04pm

Authorities rushed to evacuate low-lying areas and set up shelters as an "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Willa with winds of 145 mph (230 kph) headed toward a Tuesday afternoon landfall along a stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast dotted with high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages.

AP Explains: The growing migrant caravan on way to US border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:03pm

The caravan of Central American migrants moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border has bloomed to more than 7,000 people. Here's why the caravan is bigger than previous ones and drawing so much attention.

Bangladesh police arrest lawyer-publisher tied to opposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:18pm

A prominent lawyer and newspaper publisher who is tied to Bangladesh's political opposition has been arrested on defamation charges amid concern the government is acting tough on dissent ahead of national elections, police said Tuesday.

Russia says US is increasing nukes in military planning

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:24pm

A senior Russian official voiced concerns Monday that Washington is increasing the role of nuclear weapons in its military planning as part of a stepped-up campaign by the Trump administration to ensure "U.S. military superiority over the rest of the world," while he also denied U.S. allegations that Moscow has violated an arms treaty.

UN humanitarian chief: 8.4 million Yemenis need urgent aid

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:32pm

The U.N. humanitarian chief says the conflict in Yemen has left 8.4 million people dependent on emergency food assistance and 75 percent of its 22 million people requiring some form of aid.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump implies terrorists mixed with migrants

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:25pm

President Donald Trump is offering no evidence to support his assertion that "unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in" with Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. southern border. Associated Press journalists who have traveled with the migrant caravan for more than a week have seen nothing that verifies his claim.

Hurricane Willa weakens slightly, now Category 4 storm but still 'extremely dangerous' as it heads toward Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:10pm

Hurricane Willa weakens slightly, now Category 4 storm but still 'extremely dangerous' as it heads toward Mexico.

Health workers in Congo's Ebola outbreak attacked weekly

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:34pm

Health teams responding to Congo's latest Ebola outbreak are attacked three or four times a week on average, a level of violence unseen in the country's nine previous outbreaks of the deadly virus, the health ministry said Monday.

US general visits troops fighting Islamic State in Syria

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:26pm

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East made an unannounced visit Monday to a key military outpost in southern Syria, pressing the need for a continued U.S. presence there to root out remaining Islamic State fighters and serve as leverage against growing Iranian activity in the region.

Gazans scale back protest along Israeli frontier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:43pm

Hamas appears to be scaling back mass protests along the Gaza-Israel frontier as Egypt renews its efforts to broker a cease-fire.

Russian woman mocks US charges of meddling in 2018 election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:23pm

A Russian woman accused by the U.S. of helping oversee a social media effort to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections mocked the accusations Monday, saying that they made her feel proud.

Furor over comments about shutting supreme court in Brazil

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:59am

Three supreme court justices on Monday criticized the son of presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro for saying that Brazil's top court could be closed if it tried to remove his father from the presidency.

UN-AU envoy urges UN to consider action against Sudan rebel

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:53am

The joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur urged the Security Council on Monday to consider "stern measures" — likely sanctions — against Sudan Liberation Army founder Abdul Wahid Elnur, who has refused to join the peace process.

Chinese VP kicks off visit to Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:46am

China's vice president on Monday kicked off a trip to Israel that illustrated the warming ties between the two countries.

The Latest: 1st migrants arrive in Huixtla after 8-hour walk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:04am

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

Turkey, where Saudi writer died, has culture of surveillance

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:59am

One mystery surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is the existence of purported audio recordings of his death. The recordings, reported to include voices of Saudi officials who were present as well as confirmation of a grisly scheme to dispose of the dismembered body, were reported in pro-government newspapers in Turkey but have not been officially confirmed.