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Iran executes 9 men convicted of rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 3:09am

Iranian media say nine men convicted of raping a woman have been hanged.

Israel gives West Bank village Oct. 1 demolition deadline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:15am

The Israeli military has informed residents of a West Bank hamlet that they have until Oct. 1 to leave before their homes face demolition.

American victims want Palestinian leader barred from UN meet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:19am

A group of American victims of Palestinian violence are asking President Donald Trump to bar Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas from entering the United States for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting.

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:17am

It was America's deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World War 1.

Indonesia presidential contenders vow peaceful campaign

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

Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election has officially begun with the two contenders releasing white doves and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer the campaign will sharpen religious and ethnic divides.

Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:17pm

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf was behind an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded around 70.

Mexico releases images of clothing found in mass grave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:59pm

Mexican authorities have released images of clothing from a clandestine mass grave in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz where 174 human skulls were uncovered in recent weeks.

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:39pm

With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer of hope over the nuclear standoff in North Korea.

Canada's capital reeling after tornado hammers communities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:43pm

A powerful tornado that carved a path through parts of Canada's capital snapped trees, tossed cars and obliterated dozens of homes leaving what the city's mayor on Saturday said resembled "a war scene."

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:11pm

Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said.

7 Pakistani soldiers, 9 militants killed in shootout

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:06am

Pakistan's military says security forces have raided militant hideouts setting off a shootout that left seven soldiers and nine militants dead.

Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:59am

Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations.

Bannon dubs the far-right Europe's "new elite" patriots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:31am

Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared Saturday that far-right "patriots" are the "new elite" of Europe as he brought his push for a trans-national, anti-European Union drive to Italy.

Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:36am

Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election.

US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab after US attacked in Somalia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 7:56am

A U.S. military airstrike has killed 18 al-Shabab extremists after U.S. and local forces on the ground came under attack in southern Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Saturday.

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 7:30am

Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges.

The Latest: Video shows rescued Tanzania ferry survivor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:05am

The Latest on capsized Tanzanian ferry (all times local):

Tanzanian official says survivor found in capsized ferry 2 days after deadly disaster on Lake Victoria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:03am

Tanzanian official says survivor found in capsized ferry 2 days after deadly disaster on Lake Victoria.

Child drowns after boat with Syrians capsizes off Lebanon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:44am

Lebanon's army says a child has drowned after a boat carrying 39 migrants hoping to get to Europe capsized off the northern Lebanese coast.