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UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Brazil’s far-right candidate falls short of election stunner

With some voters hoping for a fresh start and others fearing the worst is yet to come, Brazilians cast ballots on Sunday in a divisive election that comes on the …


Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on N. Korea trip

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Turkish president calls Khashoggi’s disappearance ‘very, very upsetting’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that he was closely following the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it “very, very upsetting,” but stopped short of …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Magnitude 5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook northwestern Haiti late Saturday, damaging homes, a church and at least one hospital. Officials reported that people had been injured, but had not confirmed local …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Washington Post, citing Turkish officials, say Saudi writer killed

Turkish investigators believe a prominent Saudi journalist who contributed to the Washington Post was killed in “a preplanned murder” at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, the Post reported Saturday night, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

Indonesia considers making devastated areas mass graves

Search teams pulled bodies from obliterated neighborhoods in the disaster-stricken Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday as more aid rolled in and the government said it was considering making devastated …


At least 50 dead, 100 burned in Congo tanker truck fire

At least 50 people were killed early Saturday and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies at 85

Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died. She was 85.


Belarus president: Belting a ‘useful’ way to punish children

The authoritarian president of Belarus has rejected a prospective law against domestic violence as Western “nonsense,” saying that physical punishment could be “useful” in raising children.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 10:50 a.m.

Interpol asks China for information on its missing president

Interpol said Saturday it has made a formal request to China for information about the agency’s missing president, a senior Chinese security official who seemingly vanished while on a trip …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

It took Melania Trump’s first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself – a playful, less serious one.


Pope Francis OKs study of Vatican archives into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexual misconduct scandal

Pope Francis has authorized a “thorough study” of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians and young priests, …


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeks allied unity in dealing with North Korea

America’s top diplomat said Saturday the U.S. will coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.


Brexit deal getting closer, European Commission chief says

The chances of Britain and the European Union striking a Brexit deal on their divorce are rising, one of the bloc’s leaders said, amid reports the two sides are moving …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Banksy artwork self-destructs moment after $1.4 million sale

Art prankster Banksy has struck again.


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo goes to North Korea under pressure to show progress

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed off to North Korea on Friday under pressure to produce tangible progress at persuading the country to get rid of its nuclear weapons as …


High above Indonesian city, a mass grave and many questions

PALU, Indonesia – From the mountain range, the bay was a sparkling blue and the small city huddled around it a mosaic of bright buildings and mosque minarets. Suddenly a …


3 Palestinians, including teenager, killed in Gaza protest

Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy, as thousands of people protested Friday along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip and Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry said.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 9:22 a.m.

Koreas hold high-level peace talks in Pyongyang

The Koreas held a high-level meeting in North Korea’s capital on Friday to discuss the implementation of agreements from a summit last month between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 9:15 a.m.

Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

The president of Interpol, a former senior Chinese security official, has been reported missing after he traveled to his native country at the end of September, a French judicial official …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids

Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but the first lady was anything but out of step when children at an …


Stutthof Nazi camp guard going on trial in Germany

A former SS guard is going on trial next month in Germany on charges of accessory to murder for serving at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp.


Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city

The national disaster agency said the confirmed death toll from last Friday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake increased slightly to 1,571.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Nobel Peace laureates demand end to sexual violence in war

Raped after being forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State group, Iraqi Nadia Murad did not succumb to shame or despair – she spoke out. Surgeon Denis Mukwege treated …


French say no more signs of life in Indonesia hotel rubble

French rescuers said Friday they were unable to find the possible sign of life they detected a day earlier under the rubble of a hotel that collapsed in the earthquake …


West accuses Russian spy agency of scores of attacks

The West unleashed an onslaught of new evidence and indictments Thursday accusing Russian military spies of hacking so widespread that it seemed to target anyone, anywhere who investigates Moscow’s involvement …


Italy-flagged migrant rescue ship challenges Italian policy

An Italian-flagged rescue ship set sail Thursday for the deadly migrant smuggling route in the central Mediterranean Sea, challenging moves by Italy’s populist government to shut down such humanitarian operations.


Malaysia ex-PM’s wife pleads not guilty to money laundering

The detained wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najjib Razak pleaded not guilty Thursday to laundering illegal proceeds from a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund, five months …


Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier earthquake

A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, but no evacuations were ordered.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Chemistry Nobel for using evolution to create new proteins

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for using a sped-up version of evolution to create new proteins that have led to a best-selling drug and other products.