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  • The Latest: New Zealanders head to polls for national vote

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) TAUPO, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on New Zealand's national election (all times local): 2:55 p.m. New Zealanders were voting Saturday in a national election that appears to be a close race between conservative Prime Minister Bill English and ...

  • China imposes limits on oil supply to North Korea

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — China imposes limits on oil supply to North Korea.

  • Young Mexican newlyweds honeymoon in makeshift quake shelter

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jorge Daniel Huitzil and Erika Castillo Aparicio are spending their first night as husband and wife sleeping beneath a tarp in a makeshift quake shelter. They had plans to tie the knot this week in a ...

  • Rohingya man's Myanmar escape highlights relief and regrets

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — Nur Karim's quest for safety took him on a five-day trek through Myanmar's forests before he reached the dangerous, rain-swollen waters of the Naf River and boarded a boat to Bangladesh. But the Rohingya Muslim man's ...

  • In Mexico quake, villages on edge of capital feel forgotten

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN GREGORIO ATLAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Inhabitants of the villages that dot the largely rural southern edge of Mexico City say they feel abandoned, as aid and rescue workers focus on the 38 buildings that collapsed nearer the city's downtown ...

  • Russia: Relations with US poor over 'Russo-phobic hysteria'

    4 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday the downturn in relations with the United States began with the Obama administration's "small-hearted" and "revengeful" actions and has plummeted further because of "Russo-phobic hysteria." Sergey Lavrov told a news conference ...

  • UN ends disarmament in Colombia as FARC honors slain rebel

    5 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The United Nations has finished deactivating thousands of weapons and munitions that once belonged to demobilized leftist rebels in Colombia. In a ceremony Friday attended by President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders from the Revolutionary Armed ...

  • The Latest: Carson praises Ala. Senate candidate Roy Moore

    5 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on xxxxxxx (all times local): 6 p.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is praising Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore just hours before President Donald Trump is set to headline a campaign rally ...

  • Canada imposes sanctions on key Venezuelan figures

    6 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced Friday it has imposed sanctions against key figures in the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in what the government said is a clear message that their anti-democratic behavior has consequences. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland ...

  • Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

    6 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. States that told The Associated Press they had been targeted include Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, ...

  • New probe says death of Argentine prosecutor a homicide

    8 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A team of forensic investigators has given a prosecutor a new report on the death of a prosecutor investigating Argentina's worst terrorist attack. A source says it concludes he was a victim of homicide — ...

  • Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing pets

    8 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jack is a small white dog who lives in Mexico City and has been missing since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake startled both humans and their pets when it struck early Tuesday afternoon. "I got lost in ...

  • National Weather Service says Guatajaca Dam is failing in western Puerto Rico, buses evacuating population of two towns

    9 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — National Weather Service says Guatajaca Dam is failing in western Puerto Rico, buses evacuating population of two towns.

  • Former leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mahdi Akef dies at 89

    9 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The former leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, Mahdi Akef, who had been detained since 2013, has died. The 89-year-old Akef had been suffering from cancer, said Talaat Fahmy, the Brotherhood's spokesman, who confirmed his death ...

  • Istanbul's mayor announces his sudden resignation

    11 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — The mayor of Istanbul has announced his resignation as head of the city of nearly 15 million people. Kadir Topbas, a member of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party, declared he was stepping down during a televised ...

  • Greek court says Syrian refugees can be returned to Turkey

    11 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court has ruled that refugees can be returned to Turkey under last year's European Union-Turkey deal, rejecting arguments by two Syrian men that Turkey is not a safe destination. In a case with implications ...

  • The Latest: UN official says 7 million Yemenis get food aid

    12 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 11:52 a.m. The U.N. humanitarian chief says the World Food Program delivered emergency food to a record 7 million people across conflict-wracked Yemen in August, "helping ...

  • The Latest: Kurd leader says referendum will go forward

    12 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The President of Iraq's Kurdish region says the controversial referendum on support for independence will go forward Monday, despite increasingly urgent calls from the international community ...

  • Bhutan's leader calls for 3 moments of silence in UN speech

    12 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a forum where world leaders come to be heard, Bhutan's leader has punctuated his U.N. General Assembly speech with moments of silence to honor people afflicted by hurricanes, poverty and terrorism. Prime Minister Lyonchoen Tshering ...

  • Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump

    12 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of ...

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