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Papua New Guinea police seeking to arrest ex-PM O'Neill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:21am

Papua New Guinea police said Tuesday they were seeking the arrest of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption but the former leader of the South Pacific island nation was refusing to cooperate.

Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:17am

Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption.

Pakistan faces black list of countries financing terrorism

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:07am

Pakistan is trying to avoid getting blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a global watchdog, when it meets Wednesday in Paris.

EU's Barnier says Brexit deal still possible this week

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:44am

The European Union said Tuesday that a Brexit divorce deal is possible this week but that the British government's proposals so far are not sufficient to seal an agreement.

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says a deal with Britain is still possible this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:31am

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says a deal with Britain is still possible this week.

Prince William, Kate visit school before meeting Pakistan PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:19am

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are visiting a school for girls in Pakistan's capital, in their first engagement on a five-day tour of the country.

Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey's Syrian fighters

Sarah El Deeb and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:41pm

The Syrian fighters vowed to kill "pigs" and "infidels," paraded their Kurdish captives in front of cameras and, in one graphic video, fired several rounds into a man lying on the side of a highway with his hands bound behind his back.

Mozambique votes in a crucial test of recent peace deal

Tom Bowker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:08pm

Calls for calm and warnings against voter intimidation marked a closely watched election day in Mozambique that is crucial in consolidating a wary peace in the southern African nation of nearly 30 million people.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 10:40pm

Syrian troops have entered several northern towns and villages, raising fears of a potential clash with Turkish-led forces. As Turkey's invasion of northern Syria entered its sixth day, Syrian fighters backed by Turkey said they had begun an offensive alongside Turkish troops to capture the Kurdish-held town of Manbij. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, announced new sanctions on Turkey and Vice President Mike Pence said Trump was sending him to the region.

Gunmen ambush police convoy in Mexico; kill 13 and wound 9

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 10:01pm

State police expected the worst when they ventured into the wild township of Aguililla to serve a single warrant. Commanders sent 42 officers in five trucks.

More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

Haruka Nuga and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 9:01pm

The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster response and eventual reconstruction.

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 4:46pm

Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way.

Greek authorities evacuate island migrant camp after fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 4:19pm

Greek authorities are evacuating an overcrowded camp for asylum-seekers on the eastern Aegean island of Samos, where a large fire broke out following clashes between residents.

Foreigners exit northeastern Syria fearing government reach

Andrea Rosa and Hussein Malla, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 4:07pm

It was a sign of the sudden transformation sweeping Kurdish-run northeast Syria: foreign aid workers and journalists packed this border crossing on Monday, rushing to get out to Iraq.

The Latest: Atwood, Evaristo joint winners of Booker Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:00pm

The latest on the awarding of this year's Booker Prize for fiction (all times local):

2 women convicted in failed 2016 Notre Dame car bomb plot

Nicolas Vaux-Montagny, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 2:49pm

Two women who tried to blow up a car near Notre Dame cathedral have been convicted of terrorism charges in France and sentenced to 30 and 25 years in prison.

Turkey says it is acting in self-defense in Syria

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:03pm

Turkey has justified its ongoing invasion of northeast Syria to the United Nations by saying it's exercising its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter, according to a letter circulated Monday.

Police: 81-year-old woman found with cocaine in wheelchair

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:35pm

An 81-year-old woman has been captured in Colombia after authorities discovered cocaine embedded in her wheelchair as she tried to board a flight to Spain.

13 police killed by suspected cartel gunmen in west Mexico

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:10am

At least 13 police officers were killed and nine others wounded Monday in an ambush by gunmen in the Mexican state of Michoacan, a western region where violence attributed to drug cartels has spiked in recent months.