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Nepal urges 'conducive environment' for South Asian summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:00am

Nepal urged South Asian nations on Thursday to create a "conducive environment" so a regional summit can be held as scheduled in November in Pakistan's capital.

Philippines' President Duterte to scrap war games with US

Tran Van Minh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:51am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final.

Erdogan hints state of emergency can be extended to a year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:40am

Turkey's president hinted on Thursday that the three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup could be extended to over a year.

Printing plant where Charlie Hebdo killers died reopens

Catherine Gaschka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:40am

A printing plant north of Paris reopened Thursday for the first time since it was badly damaged during a deadly standoff between police and two brothers who gunned down cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo newspaper.

Italy's Berlusconi turns 80 amid reflections and greetings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:20am

Silvio Berlusconi is marking his 80th birthday quietly with his family, amid a flurry of greetings and reflections on his political career in Italy spanning more than two decades.

Catalan parliament debates new proposal for secession vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:10am

Catalan regional lawmakers are debating regional President Carles Puigdemont's latest promise to hold another independence referendum next September with or without agreement from Spain.

Beijing's latest answer to pollution: the Smog Free Tower

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:02am

In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 7-meter (23-foot) metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air.

Situation under control after 2 lions escape German zoo cage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:01am

A German zoo says it has recaptured one lion and sedated another after they escaped from their cage overnight.

The Latest: Turkey to clear 'corridor of terror' at border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:00am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Tumult to tranquility: Migrant family finds peace in Germany

Muhammed Muheisen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:00am

They fled Iraq just ahead of an Islamic State group onslaught in which thousands of their fellow Yazidis were enslaved or slaughtered. Months as refugees on the fringes of Turkish society, a nearly fatal trip across the Aegean and a long trek through the Balkans and Austria north to Germany came next.

Man arrested after 16 bodies found in Chinese village

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:52am

Chinese police have arrested a man after 16 people were found dead in six village homes on Thursday, state media reported.

Pakistan: Indian fire kills 2 Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:50am

Pakistan on Thursday said two of its soldiers were killed in an "unprovoked" attack when India fired across the border of the disputed region of Kashmir, while India said it had carried out a "surgical strike" against terrorists, in an exchange that marks an escalation in tensions between the uneasy and nuclear-armed neighbors.

Serbia arrests senior Kosovo policeman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:40am

Serbian police have arrested a senior Kosovo police official on suspicion of terrorism in a sign of ongoing tensions in the volatile Balkans.

The Latest: Family: Peres left detailed funeral plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:40am

The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):

Australian government wants slower switch to clean energy

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:30am

A rush by Australia's state governments to switch to clean electricity sources could undermine the country's energy security, the federal government warned Thursday after all of South Australia state lost power.

World figures to attend funeral of Israel's Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:22am

The following world figures have confirmed attendance at Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday:

Suspect in German neo-Nazi murder trial speaks for 1st time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:21am

A German woman on trial for being part of a neo-Nazi group suspected of killing 10 people has spoken in court for the first time to disavow the nationalist ideas she once believed in.

Spain: Socialists in turmoil as board revolts against leader

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:31am

Spain's leading opposition Socialist party was in crisis Thursday, a day after nearly half of its executive board resigned in a rebellion against leader Pedro Sanchez.

Tropical Storm Matthew on rare southerly path in Caribbean

Desmond Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:20am

Tropical Storm Matthew swirled westward into the open waters of the Caribbean early Thursday after hitting islands at the sea's southern entry with heavy wind and rain.