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First Woman to Climb Mt. Everest Returns

Earth to send final postcard to Voyager

Scientists rush to write final brief note to alien species before spacecraft carrying information about earth leaves the solar system<p>When the Voyager twin spacecrafts set out in the 1970s they took with them a snapshot of life on Earth in the hope that aliens might one day happen upon the probes …

London School of Economics
Mexico

Jews and Arabs march for peace in Jerusalem

Jews and Arabs marched together through the streets of Jerusalem calling for an end to violent attacks. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.

Israel

Some Texas residents return to homes in fire-ravaged area

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Firefighters in Central Texas are halfway to controlling a wildfire that's destroyed dozens of homes, and authorities said Saturday that enough progress has been made to allow some residents to return to their neighborhoods.<p>The Hidden Pines Fire has consumed about 4,600 acres …

Fire Fighting

Israelis, Palestinians Protest Causes Of Violence In Jerusalem

Some 1,500 Israelis and Palestinians attended a rally for coexistence and equality in downtown Jerusalem Saturday night.<p>The demonstrators called for an end to the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, which they believe is a root cause of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian …

Israel

Exclusive - China's Xi lauds Britain for 'visionary' openness, prods others to emulate

(Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping heaped praise on Britain for what he called a “visionary and strategic choice” to strengthen commercial ties with China, as he prepared for a state visit to the United Kingdom that’s expected to be richer in pomp and considerably warmer in tone than his …

China

Cuba denies sending troops to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Cuba's government has denied reports that it has sent troops to Syria in support of the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The reports had …

Middle East

Cleanup Underway in Wake of California Storms

Homeowners in northern Los Angeles County communities were spending their Saturday digging mud out of their houses as crews continued extensive work to clear tons of dirt that clogged roadways and buried hundreds of cars.<p>The cleanup follows thunderstorms that unleashed flash flooding and debris …

Weather

Canadian voters could be showing Conservatives the door

Canada's Conservatives appear to be heading for defeat after a decade in power. The likely election outcome is a Liberal government with support from …

Canada

Hawaii declares state of emergency for homelessness crisis

Hawaii Gov. David Ige has declared a state of emergency to deal with the state's homelessness crisis just days after city and state officials cleared one of the nation's largest homeless encampments.<p>The move will help the state speed up the process of building a homeless shelter for families, and …

Homelessness

Tension ahead of last round of UN climate talks before Paris

STOCKHOLM (AP) — African countries on Sunday dismissed an early draft of a U.N. climate accord as "unbalanced" and demanded amendments to even consider it at the final negotiating session before a landmark conference in Paris.<p>The move by the African bloc came on the eve of week-long talks in Bonn, …

Climate

Turkey detains some 50 Syria and Iraq-bound IS suspects

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says police have conducted pre-dawn raids on 17 locations in Istanbul and detained some 50 people suspected of being linked to the Islamic State group.<p>Anadolu Agency said those detained Sunday were all foreign nationals and planned to travel to …

Middle East

The Latest: More than 5,000 migrants in Croatia refugee camp

OPATOVAC, Croatia (AP) — The latest news as migrants fleeing war or seeking a better life make their way across Europe by the tens of thousands. All times local.<p>10:15 p.m.<p>More than 5,000 migrants are stuck in a refugee camp in Croatia waiting to move on to tiny Slovenia, which is taking in limited …

Border Crossing

Why Russia Faces Another Islamic Terror Front: Afghanistan

MOSCOW — All eyes are on Russia’s expanding military operation in Syria, but it is not the only place where President Vladimir Putin appears to be expecting trouble from terrorists.<p>Russia last week sent gunships to its biggest overseas military base — which is located in the ex-Soviet state of …

Afghanistan

The Latest: Israeli police mistakenly shoot foreigner

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence (all times local).<p>___<p>9:45 p.m.<p>Israeli police say an attack at a bus station in southern Israel was carried out by one attacker, not two.<p>Police commander Yoram Halevy says officers at the bus station mistakenly opened …

Israel

North Korea reportedly willing to sign peace treaty with US to end conflict

North Korea reportedly rejected the idea of resuming talks to abandon its nuclear program on Saturday, but said it would welcome negotiations for a peace treaty with Washington.<p>North Korea’s foreign ministry made the statement one day after President Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye …

North Korea

Hurricane Olaf forms in the eastern Pacific

The storm is currently located some 1,725 miles (2,780 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said.

Weather

Army captain receiving highest honors for taking down suicide bomber in Afghanistan

President<p>Obamawill award the nation's highest military honor to Florent A. Groberg, a former Army captain who tackled a suicide bomber to protect a group of senior officers in eastern Afghanistan.<p>Groberg, 32, is to be awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony on Nov. 12. He will be the …

Iran nuclear deal hits milestone aimed at sanctions relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. expects Iran will take months to live up to its end of a seven-nation nuclear pact that could eventually provide the country relief from international sanctions.<p>The deal formally took effect Sunday, opening the way for Iran to make major changes to an underground nuclear …

South Asia

Russell Simmons Wants to Bring Criminal Justice Reform Mainstream

The past generation has seen America’s prison population increase exponentially, sparking a new national conversation around mass incarceration among journalists and policymakers.<p>Recently, President Obama became the first sitting commander-in-chief to visit a federal prison to meet with inmates and …

Los Angeles

Cubans pirate U.S. TV and movies, saying the embargo made them do it

HAVANA — There’s little question that 50-plus years of U.S. economic sanctions have taken a heavy toll on Cuba’s factories, banking system and hospitals.<p>But for Cuban fans of American movies and television, it’s been a pretty darn great run.<p>Flip to the TV guide in Granma, the Communist Party’s …

Cuba

AP Interview: MSF says bombing of Afghan hospital no mistake

The Oct. 3 attack on the compound in Kunduz city, which killed at least 22 patients and hospital staff, should be investigated as a possible war crime, said Christopher Stokes, general director of Doctors Without Borders, which is also known by its French abbreviation MSF.<p>The trauma hospital was …

Afghanistan

Development plans for Mormon cattle ranch stirs controversy

DESERET RANCH, Fla. (AP) — Under one of the biggest land development plans ever proposed in Florida, a tract more than six times the size of Manhattan could be transformed from a home for cows and alligators into new housing developments for half a million people.<p>Over the next six decades, the plan …

Urban Design

Angela Merkel in Turkey to promote EU migrant plan

Ahmet Davutoglu, at a joint news conference with Merkel, reiterated Turkey's position for the need to create a safe zone in Syria to help prevent the refugee flow, adding that new conflict around the Syrian city of Aleppo has increased the risk of a new refugee influx.<p>Merkel arrived in Istanbul to …

North Africa

Nuke deal between Iran and world powers takes effect

WASHINGTON — President Obama will sign an order Sunday directing his administration to begin issuing waivers to Iran nuclear sanctions — but the waivers will only go into effect once Iran meets its obligations under the agreement limiting its nuclear program, senior administration officials …

South Asia

Typhoon leaves 11 dead, Filipino villagers saved from flood

CABANATUAN, Philippines (AP) — Army, police and civilian volunteers rushed Monday to rescue hundreds of villagers trapped in their flooded homes and on rooftops in a northern Philippine province battered by slow-moving Typhoon Koppu, officials said.<p>The typhoon blew ashore into northeastern Aurora …

Weather