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Congo rebels kill 15, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

Oct. 21, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence again forced the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts. "We condemn this attack," said the World...

Philippine police: Gunmen kill 9 people who occupied farm

Oct. 21, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

BACOLOD, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen killed nine members of a farmers' group who occupied part of a privately owned sugarcane plantation in an apparent land conflict in the central Philippines, police said Sunday. The victims were resting in a tent Saturday night when about 10 gunmen opened fire, police...

Afghans vote for 2nd day amid violence, technical issues

Oct. 21, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's second day of parliamentary elections marred by violence and delays caused by technical issues came to a close as a roadside bomb on Sunday brought the death toll over the past two days to over 50, including several children. Independent Elections Commission Chairman...

The Latest: Amid violence, Afghan elections draw to a close

Oct. 21, 2018 10:31 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, which were extended into a second day after technical issues led to hours of delays at voting stations (all times local): 7 p.m. The Independent Elections Commission chairman has announced the end of two days of parliamentary...

8 combatants, 6 civilians die in Kashmir battles, clashes

Oct. 21, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Three local rebels were killed in a gunbattle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and six civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting was over, officials and residents said. Meanwhile, three Indian army soldiers and two suspected...

Migrants storm Spanish border enclave fence, 200 get in

Oct. 21, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Some 300 migrants attacked a fence separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco on Sunday, an effort that left one migrant dead and saw 200 others enter Spanish territory, authorities said. A representative of Spain's government in Melilla said the migrant...

Coalition airstrike targets mosque used by Islamic State

Oct. 21, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group says an airstrike on a mosque in Syria last week targeted an insurgent command and control center and killed a dozen fighters. The coalition said in a statement Sunday that while the law of war protects mosques, the use...

Israeli leader delays demolition plan for West Bank hamlet

Oct. 21, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition...

Palestinian protest icon goes from jail cell to VIP suite

Oct. 21, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel locked up Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier last year, it hoped to finally silence the teenage Palestinian activist. Instead, it created an international celebrity. Less than three months after walking out of prison, Tamimi is on a victory tour, crisscrossing Europe and the...

Birth of a new Ukrainian church brings fears of violence

Oct. 21, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The rough-looking young men brought clubs and brass knuckles to the Pechersk Monastery in Kiev , one of Orthodox Christianity's most important pilgrimage sites, apparently seeking to disrupt worship. Police spread-eagled them against a wall decorated in faded centuries-old frescos of...