• Turkey extends mandate for troops in Iraq, Syria

    Turkey's parliament on Saturday overwhelmingly approved a one-year extension of an existing mandate to use Turkish troops abroad in Syria and Iraq. The mandate was first approved by parliament in October 2014 and was renewed for another year in September 2015. It allows military action in Turkey

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  • Aleppo hospital hit as Syria army presses assault

    The largest hospital in rebel-held east Aleppo was bombed on Saturday for the second time in days as Syrian government forces pressed a Russian-backed offensive to retake the entire city. Aleppo, once Syria's vibrant commercial powerhouse, is now at the heart of a major military campaign by President

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  • Turkey renews OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says parliament has extended by another year a motion allowing cross-border military operations into Syria and Iraq against Kurdish militants and the Islamic State group.

    Associated Press
  • 5 decisions that made the Nobel Prizes look bad

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes cannot be revoked, so the judges must put a lot of thought into their selections for the six awards, which will be announced in the next two weeks.

    Associated Press
  • AP-NORC Poll: Half of Trump backers don't trust vote count

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is making the unprecedented assertion that the general election "is going to be rigged," and many people who are drawn to his presidential campaign have major doubts about the accuracy of the Nov. 8 vote.

    Associated Press
  • Feds say they won't evict sprawling pipeline protest camp

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The sprawling encampment that's a living protest against the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has most everything it needs to be self-sustaining — food, firewood, fresh water and shelter. Everything, that is, except permission to be on the federal land in North Dakota.

    Associated Press
  • Russia warns against US attack on Syrian forces

    BEIRUT (AP) — Russia warned the United States Saturday against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East as government forces captured a hill on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo under the cover of airstrikes.

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  • Turkish leader accuses EU of insincerity on visa promise

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says the European Union wants to back out of lifting visa restrictions for Turks — a key incentive offered Turkey in a deal to stop thousands of migrants from crossing the Aegean Sea to Greece.

    Associated Press
  • Mexico's Colima volcano erupts, 3 hamlets evacuated

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Eruptions at the Colima volcano in western Mexico have led authorities to evacuate hundreds of people from three hamlets on the volcano's slopes.

    Associated Press
  • Police clash with migrants and protesters outside Jungle camp

    French police fired tear gas and water cannon at migrants and protesters who gathered in defiance of a ban on Saturday outside the shanty town near Calais known as "the Jungle", local authorities said. About 200 migrants and some 50 protesters assembled under a bridge to protest against living

    Reuters
  • 'Save Women' rally in Poland against near-total abortion ban

    Dressed in black, thousands of protesters gathered Saturday outside the Polish parliament in Warsaw to protest against a proposed near-total ban on abortion in devoutly Catholic Poland. At the rally, called by the "Save Women" pro-choice coalition, people waved black flags and banners saying

    AFP News
  • Orthodox shun pope's Mass in Tbilisi, few Catholics turn out

    By Philip Pullella and Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday said Mass for unusually small crowd of just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, a celebration that was further dampened when a delegation from the Orthodox Church stayed away. Ex-Soviet Georgia is overwhelmingly

    Reuters
  • The Latest: Locals fight with migrants in 3 German towns

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Mass ascension launches start of Balloon Fiesta

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of balloons took flight this morning, officially marking the start of the 45th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

    Associated Press
  • New York Citys Carnegie Deli Is Closing After 80 Years in Business

    Everyone from Jerry Lewis to Hillary Clinton has chowed down at this Manhattan institution.

    Travel+Leisure
  • South African universities say academic year is in peril

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African protesters lob rocks at security guards at one of the continent's leading universities. Police fire rubber bullets at students on another campus. Vice chancellors warn that students might not be able to finish the academic year if a national dispute over financing

    Associated Press
  • The Latest: 911 call out amid probe of death during arrest

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a man after a struggle with police in Pasadena, California (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • March planned in memory of man shot by police in California

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, will be remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango's family.

    Associated Press
  • Black-clad Poles protest proposal to completely ban abortion

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Poles, many dressed in black, rallied Saturday in front of parliament in Warsaw to protest a proposed bill that would impose a complete ban on abortion.

    Associated Press
  • Effort to recognize World War II spies hung up in Congress

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Spies don't work for fame or acclaim. But after 75 years, the men and women who served behind the enemy lines in Nazi Germany and the Pacific theater during World War II wouldn't mind some recognition.

    Associated Press
  • Afghan Taliban fighters press advance on Helmand capital

    Taliban fighters have advanced closer to Lashkar Gah, capital of the strategic southern province of Helmand, pushing into a farming district on the other side of the river from the town, officials said on Saturday. Capturing the city would give the Taliban their first provincial capital since the northern

    Reuters
  • Orthodox delegation stays away from pope's Mass

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Pope Francis' efforts to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox Church suffered a public setback Saturday after the patriarchate decided not to send an official delegation to his Mass and repeated that Orthodox faithful cannot participate in Catholic services.

    Associated Press
  • Powerful Hurricane Matthew barrels towards Jamaica, Haiti

    Hurricane Matthew, the most devastating Caribbean storm in a decade, barreled towards Jamaica and Haiti Saturday, on a path that forecasters said could eventually take it to the eastern United States. Briefly a top-threat overnight as a furious Category 5 storm on the 1-5 Saffir-Simpson scale, Matthew

    AFP News
  • Erdogan says Turkey in 'endgame' over EU membership

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned that Turkey had reached the "end of the game" over its decades-long EU membership bid, saying it was time for Brussels once and for all to make clear if it wanted Ankara as a member. In a hard-hitting speech marking the opening session of parliament

    AFP News

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