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Syria's FM discusses constitutional committee with UN envoy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 3:57am

Syria's state news agency SANA says the country's foreign minister has discussed the formation of a constitutional committee and its work with U.N. special envoy Geir Pedersen.

2nd Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo, as UN efforts slammed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 3:39am

The World Health Organization says Congo will start using a second experimental Ebola vaccine, as efforts to stop the spiraling outbreak are stalled and Doctors Without Borders criticizes vaccination efforts to date.

Israel bans entry for most players on Gaza soccer team

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 3:11am

Israel is denying entry to most players on a Gaza soccer team scheduled to play a West Bank team later this week.

Ugandan leader questions US sanctions against former protege

Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:58am

Uganda's longtime leader is disputing United States sanctions targeting a former protege accused of rights violations during his role as police boss between 2005 and 2018.

Yemen's rebels say Saudi-led airstrike kills 7 civilians

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:54am

Yemen's rebels and tribal leaders say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition has killed at least seven people including children, when it hit a mosque in the northwestern Amran province.

China says Taliban envoys discussed Afghanistan peace effort

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:31am

Taliban envoys visited Beijing to discuss peace efforts in Afghanistan with Chinese officials, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Dutch reinforce major dike as seas rise, climate changes

Mike Corder and Aleksandar Furtula, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:14am

Rising up in a thin line through the waters separating the provinces of North Holland and Friesland, the 87-year-old Afsluitdijk is one of the low-lying Netherlands' key defenses against its ancient enemy, the sea. With climate change bringing more powerful storms and rising sea levels , the dike is getting a major makeover.

Afghan officials say civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:03am

Afghan officials say a number of civilians have been killed during a raid on Taliban hideouts by Afghan special forces in the southern Helmand province.

Egyptian officials say police kill 15 militants in Sinai

Ashraf Sweillam, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:50am

Egyptian security forces say police have killed 15 suspected militants in a shootout in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

The Latest: Iran calls for rival Gulf 'security' coalition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:42am

The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Paris: Women on trial for attempted attack near Notre Dame

Nicolas Vaux-Montagny, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:40am

Before it was ravaged by fire, Notre Dame Cathedral was the target of a bungled terrorist plot by two French women who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

At least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya's capital

Josphat Kasire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:26am

A school collapsed in Kenya's capital on Monday morning, and officials said at least seven children were killed. Two others were critical condition.

Officials say at least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya's capital; others taken to hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:23am

Officials say at least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya's capital; others taken to hospital.

Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:22am

An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists.

Israeli president to wrap up talks on forming new government

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:19am

Israel's president was holding his second and final day of crucial talks to find a new prime minister and a way out of political deadlock, as he meets Monday with the smaller parties elected in last week's vote.

Harry and Meghan start 1st official tour as family in Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:56am

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are starting their first official tour as a family with their infant son, Archie, in South Africa.

Greek island grapples with rising number of migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:52am

Security and municipal services on the Greek island of Lesbos will hold an emergency meeting Monday after administrators of a refugee camp said they were overwhelmed by the number of arrivals from nearby Turkey.

Protesters burn buildings in Indonesia's Papua province

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:02am

Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia's restive Papua province set fire to homes and other buildings Monday in a protest sparked by rumors that a teacher had insulted students, and a soldier was killed in another protest in the region, police said.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:40pm

President Donald Trump heads into a three-day visit to the United Nations this week with his hands full. He is hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival. Trump's latest UN visit comes after nearly three years of an "America first" policy that has unsettled allies and shredded multinational pacts.