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Tribes in tense Abu Ghraib vow to keep IS out

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, best known for its infamous prison, sits close enough to Baghdad's airport that you can see the control tower in the distance. It's an enticing potential prize for Islamic State militants.

HK protest talks show gap between students, govt

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the lineup of seasoned government officials in formal suits.

Mexican rights body alleges troops murdered 15

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Soldiers killed as many as 15 people after they surrendered in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, according to a scathing National Human Rights Commission report that lays out allegations of threats, torture, fake autopsies and crime-scene manipulation designed to cover up the illegal acts.

2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia's defense minister expressed confidence the plane will be found.

S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare, with officials saying Wednesday the structure was unsafe.

NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number and suggests a "coffee meeting to exchange views."

S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

South Korea's Defense Ministry says it has pulled down a 43-year-old frontline Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare.

Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he expects Malaysia's top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction next week and that he will be sent to prison for the second time in a decade. Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison in March on charges of sodomizing a male aide after the appeals court overturned an earlier acquittal. The Federal Court will hear his appeal Oct. 28-29.

Student leaders face Hong Kong city elders in televised debate

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Student protest leaders on Tuesday debated Hong Kong officials on the future of democracy in this one-time British colony, the first time the two sides have confronted one another since street demonstrations erupted in late September.

APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting Wednesday in Beijing to consider coordinated responses amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.

Australian officials deny elite troop shortage

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Australia has recently deployed troops with diagnosed mental illnesses and on multiple tours of duty, but not because of any shortage of elite combat troops, senior officers said Wednesday.

Marine suspect transferred to Philippine detention

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The U.S. military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino to the Philippine military's main camp in the capital Wednesday, easing a looming irritant over his custody, officials said.

Japan's exports up in September, deficit persists

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.

UN: Assault on Yazidis may be genocide attempt

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A United Nations official says evidence strongly indicates that the Islamic State group's assault on Iraq's Yazidi religious minority is "an attempt to commit genocide."

U.S. arms crate bound for Kobani defenders may have fallen into Islamic State hands

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

At least one of the pallets of weapons the United States dropped Sunday to defenders of the Kurdish town of Kobani may have fallen into the hands of Islamic State forces, Defense Department officials conceded Tuesday.

Ebola cases in Germany test plans made long ago for other diseases

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Back on March 26, just days after global health officials determined that a rash of deaths along the borders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia was the result of the deadly Zaire strain of the Ebola virus, the Klinikum St. Georg in Leipzig announced that it had a ward ready to deal with the disease.

Mexican rights agency says army executed 15 of 22

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Soldiers executed at least 12 and probably 15 people at a warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, the government Human Rights Commission said Tuesday in a sweeping indictment of attempts by the military and civilian prosecutors to cover up the crimes.

Australian runaway teenager reportedly in IS video

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

An Australian teenage runaway has reportedly appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video, warning that the movement won't stop fighting until the extremists' notorious black flag is flying above every nation.

Israelis question care of Hamas leader's daughter

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Israel and the Gaza Strip are bound by much more than enmity: Israel controls nearly everything that comes in and out of the territory, including food and energy, and sometimes allows Gazans to enter the country for medical care.

Cuba sends 91 more doctors to fight Ebola

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Every few years Dr. Leonardo Fernandez flies to a nation shaken by natural disaster, political turmoil or disease, leaving his hospital in eastern Cuba for countries that have included Pakistan, Nicaragua and East Timor.