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Bangladesh to start relocating some Rohingya to island soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:49am

Authorities in Bangladesh say they want to start relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a Bay of Bengal island soon from crammed camps near the border with Myanmar, from where they fled.

Syria's Assad slams Erdogan as 'thief' as he makes his first visit to Idlib areas retaken from Turkey-backed rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:17am

Syria's Assad slams Erdogan as 'thief' as he makes his first visit to Idlib areas retaken from Turkey-backed rebels.

South Sudan's former child soldiers struggle to move on

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:45am

An estimated 19,000 child soldiers are in South Sudan, one of the highest rates in the world, according to the United Nations. As the country emerges from civil war, some worry the fighting could re-ignite if former child soldiers aren't properly reintegrated into society.

The Latest: Syria's Assad visits retaken area, slams Erdogan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:20am

The Latest on the situation in Syria following the Turkish invasion earlier this month into the country's north (all times local):

Iraq's military says US troops leaving Syria and heading to Iraq do not have permission to stay in the country

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:09am

Iraq's military says US troops leaving Syria and heading to Iraq do not have permission to stay in the country.

Duterte cuts short Japan trip due to 'unbearable' spine pain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:59am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his trip to Japan due to "unbearable pain" in his spinal column caused by his fall during a motorcycle ride last week.

German defense minister proposes security zone for Syria

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:36am

Germany's defense minister proposed Tuesday the establishment of an internationally controlled security zone in Syria, hours before a five-day cease-fire between Turkish troops and Syrian Kurdish fighters was set to expire in the war-torn country.

Hong Kong, Taiwan spar over fugitive case that led to unrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:26am

Hong Kong is feuding with Taiwan over a fugitive murder suspect whose case indirectly sparked the protests in Hong Kong over an extradition bill.

Thai police arrest German man for disposing of woman's body

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:20am

Police in Thailand are investigating the death of a German woman after arresting a German man for allegedly dumping her body into a canal.

Pakistan's imprisoned former premier rushed to hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:36am

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted on corruption charges, has been rushed to hospital from the prison after recent blood tests raised doctors' concerns.

Afghan official: Taliban storm checkpoint, kill 15 policemen

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:35am

The Taliban stormed a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 15 policemen in the latest attack by insurgents, an Afghan provincial official said Tuesday.

Egypt's options dwindle as Nile talks break down

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 11:40pm

The latest breakdown in talks with Ethiopia over its construction of a massive upstream Nile dam has left Egypt with dwindling options as it seeks to protect the main source of freshwater for its growing population.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:40pm

Conservative opposition leader Andrew Scheer says his party is Canada's government in waiting despite losing the election to Justin Trudeau's Liberals. Scheer says when Trudeau first won in 2015 he looked unstoppable, but he says Conservatives have now put Trudeau on notice. Trudeau lost the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite a series of scandals. He's expected to need New Democrat support at times to pass legislation.

Bolivia says Morales near outright victory, unrest spreads

Paola Flores and Carlos Valdez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:19pm

Rioting broke out in parts of Bolivia among opponents of President Evo Morales after electoral authorities announced that a resumed vote count put the leader close to avoiding a runoff in his bid for a fourth term.

The Latest: Japan's emperor proclaims ascension to throne

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:59pm

The Latest on Japanese Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony (all times local):

4 South Koreans arrested over break-in at US envoy compound

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:44pm

South Korea police have formally arrested four anti-American students who broke into the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul last week while protesting the Trump administration's demands for the country to pay more to help cover the costs of keeping U.S. troops there.

Japan warns of more rain, mudslide risk in typhoon-hit areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:25pm

The Japanese weather agency is warning people in Tokyo and northern Nagano about heavy rainfall that may set off flooding and mudslides, including in areas recovering from a deadly typhoon.

Hundreds to mourn American prosecutor slain in Micronesia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 8:45pm

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial service Tuesday or pay their respects in other ways to American prosecutor Rachelle Bergeron, who was shot and killed last week on the Pacific nation of Micronesia after returning home from a run with her dog.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation projects Justin Trudeau's Liberals will win a minority government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 8:26pm

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation projects Justin Trudeau's Liberals will win a minority government.