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Zimbabwe official: U.S. dentist not wanted for killing lion

posted: 10/12/2015 12:19 p.m. Discuss

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe is no longer pressing for the extradition of James Walter Palmer, an American dentist who killed a well-known lion called Cecil, a Cabinet minister said Monday.

Syria troops advance under Russian air cover

posted: 10/12/2015 11:26 a.m. Discuss

DAMASCUS, Syria — Russian jets intensified their airstrikes Monday in central Syria as government forces battle insurgents in a strategic area near a rebel-held province and a government stronghold.

Iran says Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian convicted

posted: 10/12/2015 8:26 a.m. Discuss

TEHRAN, Iran — Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in Iran for more than a year on charges including espionage, has been convicted, a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary said.

Putin unyielding, Saudis soften stance on Assad

updated: 10/12/2015 5:07 a.m. Discuss

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended his air and cruise-missile strikes on terror targets in Syria as two Saudi Arabian officials softened their government's position on the fate of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Bill on nuke deal takes form in Iran

updated: 10/12/2015 5:05 a.m. Discuss

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's parliament on Sunday approved an outline of a bill that would allow the government to implement the nuclear deal it reached with the U.S. and other world powers, the official IRNA news agency said.

Israel's forces kill 3 Palestinians

updated: 10/12/2015 5:01 a.m. Discuss

JERUSALEM -- A wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence showed no signs of abating Sunday as three Palestinians, including a 2-year-old and a 13-year-old, were killed by Israeli forces, and four Israelis were wounded in an evening stabbing attack.

Benghazi chairman disputes bias claim

updated: 10/12/2015 4:59 a.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House committee on Benghazi said Sunday morning that the claims by a fired staff member who is accusing the panel of engaging in a partisan probe to tarnish Hillary Rodham Clinton appear newly manufactured and that the staff member himself appeared obsessed with the presidential candidate.

Merkel: Migrant influx won't lift taxes

posted: 10/12/2015 4:58 a.m. Discuss

BERLIN -- Germany will not have to raise taxes to help pay for the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants who have been flooding into the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview released Sunday, and the government should have new regulations in place by November to help deal with the influx.

45 killed in Chad, Cameroon suicide bombings

posted: 10/12/2015 4:57 a.m. Discuss

DAKAR, Senegal -- Nigeria's Islamic extremist insurgents Boko Haram are blamed for using teens and women to carry out suicide bombings in neighboring Chad and Cameroon this weekend, killing more than 45 people in what Cameroon's government spokesman said is a move to spread terror as a multinational force prepares to deploy against them.

State leaders in U.S. in rush to set up Cuban trade deals

updated: 10/12/2015 4:54 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade embargo on Cuba remains in place, but the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations has spurred a steady stream of state and local officials to visit the island nation in search of economic opportunity.

Guineans vote for new president

updated: 10/12/2015 4:52 a.m. Discuss

CONAKRY, Guinea -- Guinea's president and main opposition candidate called for calm Sunday when they voted in the country's presidential election, after days of electoral clashes and as polling stations reported late and insufficient materials.

Oil hauls thought to be overtaxing rail system

posted: 10/12/2015 4:52 a.m. Discuss

The only sign of trouble aboard a Norfolk Southern train hauling roughly 9,000 tons of Canadian crude in western Pennsylvania last year was a moderate sway in the locomotive as it entered a bend on the Kiskiminetas River.

Iran reaches verdict on reporter

updated: 10/12/2015 4:51 a.m. Discuss

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's judiciary said Sunday that a verdict has been reached in the case of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained for more than a year on espionage allegations, but did not say what the verdict is.

Thousands mourn Turkey blast victims

updated: 10/12/2015 4:49 a.m. Discuss

ANKARA, Turkey -- Thousands mourned the 95 victims of Turkey's deadliest attack in years as state inspectors tried Sunday to identify who sent suicide bombers to a rally promoting peace with Kurdish rebels.

Vienna Socialists survive challenge

posted: 10/12/2015 4:48 a.m. Discuss

VIENNA — The Socialist party held on to Vienna City Hall in a municipal election Sunday, fighting off a challenge from a rightist populist party campaigning on Austrian concerns over mass migration.




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