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Turkish PM says deadly attacks likely were suicide bombings
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two nearly simultaneous explosions targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday by Kurdish activists and opposition supporters in Ankara. At least 86 people were killed and nearly 190 wounded in what appeared to be suicide attacks, Turkish officials said....

Portraits of some of the victims in Kunduz hospital bombing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- On Oct. 3, a U.S. AC-130 gunship - at the request of Afghan ground forces fighting the Taliban, according to the American commander in Afghanistan Gen. John F. Campbell - mistakenly bombed a trauma hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, killing at least 10 patients and a dozen Afghan staffers. Many more were wounded, and many remain missing in the wreckage of the now-abandoned hospital. The aid group's international staff members have been accounted for. President Barack Obama apologized and the U.S. military is investigating....

Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinians carried out two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead by police, while another two Palestinians were killed during a violent demonstration near the Gaza border fence....

Kim Jong Un vows N. Korea ready to counter any US threat
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took center stage at a military parade and mass rally in Pyongyang on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party by declaring in a rare speech that the North has no intention of straying from the socialist track established by his grandfather and is ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States....

Turkey imposes news blackout on 'gruesome' blast images
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's government says it has imposed a temporary news blackout following two blasts that killed 86 people who were gathering for a peace rally in the capital Ankara. The attack was Turkey's deadliest in recent years....

Danes OK with zoo's plan to publicly dissect year-old lion
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish zoo is planning to publicly dissect a year-old lion that it has killed to avoid inbreeding - a year after another Danish zoo triggered massive online protests for killing a healthy young giraffe, dissecting it and feeding it to lions in front of children....

Fierce battles in central Syria amid Russian airstrikes
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes seized control of a village in central Syria on Saturday amid fierce clashes with rebels, part of a ground offensive launched earlier this week....

The Latest: 2 Gaza youths killed in clashes along border
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):...

The Latest: North Korea shows off missiles, drones in parade
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- The latest on the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea's ruling party (all times local)....

Belarus' Lukashenko set for re-election
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- In the 21 years under Alexander Lukashenko's rule, Belarus in many ways has seemed little different than the Soviet republic it once was. Dissent is stifled, sometimes harshly. The economy remains largely state-controlled. Even the flag is nearly identical to the Soviet-era emblem....

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