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3 hours ago Taiwan leader warns successor to keep status quo with China
Taiwan’s China-friendly president warned his successor Saturday to continue to meet Beijing’s condition for dialogue that the two sides see each other as parts of one country, despite growing discontent at home toward the mainland’s Communist leadership.

3 hours ago N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un, speaking at parade, says North ready to respond to any US threat
N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un, speaking at parade, says North ready to respond to any US threat.

3 hours ago N. Korean soldiers parade in massive anniversary celebration
Goose-stepping soldiers marched in front of a smiling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a lavish military parade Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country’s ruling party and trumpet Kim’s third-generation leadership.

3 hours ago Nuns linked to Mother Teresa halt adoption services to avoid single, divorced parents
The Missionaries of Charity have shut down their orphanages rather than comply with Indian government rules that would make it easier for single and divorced parents to adopt children.

3 hours ago Portraits of some of the victims in Kunduz hospital bombing
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.

3 hours ago The Latest: Kim Jong Un says N. Korea set for any US threat
The latest on the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea’s ruling party (all times local).

6 hours ago As Pyongyang celebrates, ordinary North Koreans must flee to survive
Those who reach China work backbreaking jobs and live in fear, separated from their families.

6 hours ago Death toll in Guatemala slide reaches 253, with 374 missing
The death toll from the mammoth landslide that buried a neighborhood on the outskirts of Guatemala’s capital has risen to 253 as the search for victims enters its second week. Nearly 400 people were still missing Friday.

6 hours ago Development banks boost funding to mitigate climate change
The world’s top development banks pledged Friday to boost their funding to lessen climate change’s impact, aiming for the goal of $100 billion a year that rich countries have pledged to transfer to developing countries by 2020.

6 hours ago UN rejects $15 million offer from foundation under scrutiny
A U.N. office says it is rejecting the remainder of a $15 million offer from a foundation now under scrutiny after its leader, vetted and approved by the office earlier this year, was arrested and accused in an alleged bribery scheme.

6 hours ago Pentagon plans major shift in effort to counter the Islamic State in Syria
The change in direction followed a series of embarrassing setbacks to the original training program.

6 hours ago North Korea readies massive anniversary celebration
North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party’s creation, an attention-getting event that is the government’s way of showing the world and its own people the Kim dynasty — now in its third generation — is firmly in control and its military a power to be reckoned with.

6 hours ago The Latest: German county declares refugee emergency
The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

6 hours ago Gazans join in widespread violence sweeping Israel
Six were killed and 60 hurt at Israel’s perimeter fence, marking the highest death toll in Gaza since last year.

6 hours ago Iraq says it was not warned about Russian missiles crossing its airspace
An official with the Iraqi Defense Ministry described the lack of coordination as “dangerous.”

6 hours ago AP Exclusive: Saudi crush was deadliest hajj tragedy ever
One survivor of last month’s crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn’t tell how many there were.

6 hours ago The Latest: N. Korea parade for party anniversary delayed
The latest on the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea’s ruling party (all times local).

6 hours ago China starts operating lighthouses on South China Sea reef
China has started operating two lighthouses on a reef on a disputed island chain in the South China Sea, a state news agency reported, amid rising concerns among the U.S. and China’s neighbors about Beijing’s maritime ambitions.

12 hours ago U.S.-allied dictator carried out targeted assassination in Washington
It is perhaps the only case of state-sponsored terrorism carried out in Washington.

12 hours ago UN wants peacekeeping drones in South Sudan, which objects
The U.N. Security Council is urging the use of unarmed drones in the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, but the government there says that could cause “disagreement and hostility” as a peace deal tries to take hold.

12 hours ago U.S. exports its greenhouse-gas emissions — as coal. Profitable coal.
America sends millions of tons of taxpayer-owned coal abroad, undercutting progress on the climate.

12 hours ago Turkish journalist detained for tweets critical of president
Police in Turkey have detained the chief editor of an opposition English-language newspaper for posting tweets critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

12 hours ago Meryl Streep, ‘Suffragette,’ and feminism’s sin of erasure (COMMENTARY)
The actresses behind “Suffragette,” the new Meryl Streep-Carey Mulligan film about the struggle to get women the vote in early 20th-century Britain, have landed themselves in hot water.

12 hours ago Islamic State advances over wide swaths of Aleppo, activists report
Meanwhile, Russia ramps up its campaign to capture rebel-held territory for the Syrian government.

12 hours ago Death toll in Guatemala mudslide reaches 253
The death toll of a massive landslide that buried a neighborhood on the outskirts of Guatemala’s capital has risen to 253 as the search for victims enters its second week.

12 hours ago Stocks close out best week of the year with a small gain
The stock market closed out its best week this year with a modest gain on Friday, helped by airlines and industrial companies.

12 hours ago What Tunisia can teach Europe's far-right movements about Islam
The Nobel Peace Prize to four Tunisian groups comes after hundreds of thousands of refugees have arrived in Europe.

12 hours ago Dominican merchants close border market amid Haiti goods ban
Merchants in the Dominican Republic have shuttered the biggest border market for trade with Haiti amid that country’s ban on some goods entering overland.

12 hours ago The Latest: Obama praises Nobel Peace Prize choice
The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.

12 hours ago The Latest: US condemns rash of Palestinian attacks
The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):