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  • Fighting resumes in Yemen's capital

    11 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say heavy fighting has resumed in the capital, Sanaa, following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes. The clashes erupted on Sunday around the ...

  • Ukraine says rebel attacks continue

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian security official said Sunday that attacks by Russia-backed rebel fighters are continuing despite a cease-fire called for by both sides more than two weeks ago. Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's national security council, ...

  • AP Top International News At 9:51 a.m. EDT

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) US general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000 New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum UN: 70,000 Syrians ...

  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between Turkish security guards and ...

  • Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Scotland's independence leader has accused Britain's politicians of reneging on their promises to give more powers to Scots, as the main political parties bickered over how to take political reform forward. Alex Salmond, who will step down ...

  • US general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says Arab countries need to take a more direct role in the U.S. military mission in Iraq before it can be credible and sustainable. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the ...

  • Afghan election board says Ghani Ahmadzai won presidential vote, but keeps vote tally secret

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) JABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan election board says Ghani Ahmadzai won presidential vote, but keeps vote tally secret.

  • Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans marked one year since four gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people and leaving the capital unsettled for days as militants battled with security and people trapped inside tried to flee ...

  • Hopes dim for return of Philippine troops to Golan

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the ...

  • Attacks kill 6 people in Iraq

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say a bombing and mortar fire have killed six people in Shiite areas in and around the capital, Baghdad. Police officials said Sunday that three mortar shells landed on a residential area in Sabaa ...

  • March on global warming expected to draw thousands

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming. Organizers of the march Sunday march say they want to ...

  • 5 things to know about possible Senate uncertainty

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) Election Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why? ___ 1. Possible runoffs in Louisiana and Georgia. Alaska's tradition of delayed vote counts also could postpone the official results. ___ 2. Republicans need to gain six seats ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 8 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in accident No. 1 Florida St survives against No. 22 Clemson No. 2 Oregon holds off Washington State, 38-31 Those 0-2 teams better get started now Blake Sims, No. 3 Alabama top Florida 42-21 No. ...

  • Turkey: We'll keep secret behind hostage release

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will not reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group. The hostages — 46 Turks and ...

  • Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspenseful election night is one thing. But what if it stretches out for a month or more? A few tight races in states with quirky election laws make it possible that voters on Election Day won't ...

  • German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A German lawyer says he plans to sue Ukraine for negligence in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17. Elmar M. Giemulla says he will file a suit at the European Court of Human Rights in the ...

  • Chinese destroyer docks in Iran, first such visit

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state television is reporting that a Chinese destroyer has docked in a southern Iranian port in the first such visit to the country by the Chinese navy. Adm. Hossein Azad, naval base chief in the ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 7 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania 46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back Skunk with head stuck in ...

  • Syria blasts coalition against Islamic State

    3 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker says the U.S. should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations that support terrorism. Mohammad Jihad Lahham was apparently referring to ...

  • Ukraine says it won't pull back troops just yet

    3 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian official says Kiev won't pull back its troops until the previously agreed cease-fire is implemented. The cease-fire that was declared Sept. 5 has been repeatedly violated. Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed Saturday to create ...

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