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At least 23 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

At least 23 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria. At the start of that meeting the U.N.'s top envoy to Syria accused the ...

A firefighting boat works to extinguish a fire aboard the tanker Burgos about seven nautical miles off the coast of the port city of Boca del Rio, Mexico, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The tanker was carrying about 168,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel fuel. Mexico's Navy rescued 31 crew members and no injuries were reported. There were no immediate reports of fuel spills and the cause of the fire was unknown. (AP Photo/Ilse Huesca)

Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico's Gulf coast

A fuel tanker continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames. Firefighting boats were battling the blaze aboard the Burgos, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. A large plume of smoke from the burning ship ...

The Latest: Activists: at least 23 dead in Aleppo airstrikes

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Syrian activists say several civilians have been killed in renewed airstrikes on opposition areas in the contested city of Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 23 people have been killed in presumed government ...

This image taken from AP Television shows a group of protestors wearing shorts in central Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday Sept. 25, 2016. Turks donned shorts to condemn the assault of a young nurse who was attacked on a bus for wearing shorts. With chants of "Don't interfere with my shorts!" the protest aimed to show solidarity with Aysegul Terzi, who was kicked in the face by a man, Abdullah Cakiroglu, on Sept. 12. (AP Photo)

Turks protest assault of young nurse who wore shorts on bus

Turks donned shorts and gathered in central Istanbul on Sunday to condemn the assault of a young nurse who was attacked on a bus for wearing shorts. With chants of "Don't interfere with my shorts!" the protest aimed to show solidarity with Aysegul Terzi, who was kicked in the face ...

FILE -- In this  Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 file photo, heavy machinery works on a massive underground barrier on the Israeli side of the border with Gaza. On Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, an Israeli Southern Command official said the barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be completed in a matter of months, dealing what he said would be a serious blow to the Islamic militant group. Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas official in Gaza, said the Israeli efforts would fail. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

Israeli official: Gaza underground wall to be done in months

A senior Israeli military official on Sunday said a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be finished in a matter of months, dealing what he said would be a serious blow to the Islamic militant group. The Southern Command official said ...

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2004 file photo, French President Jacques Chirac, center, speaks as Israeli President Moshe Katsav, right, and Grand Rabbi of France Joseph Sitruk, left, exchange greetings at a dinner party given at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on the first day of Katsav's state visit to France. Sitruk, who oversaw a growth in synagogues and Jewish schools, has died after a long illness. He was 71. The French president's office announced Sitruk's death in a statement on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (Jack Guez/Pool Photo via AP)

France's former grand rabbi Joseph Sitruk dies at 71

Joseph Sitruk, a former grand rabbi of France for more than two decades who oversaw a growth in synagogues and Jewish schools, has died after a long illness. He was 71. President Francois Hollande's office announced Sitruk's death. In a statement Sunday, Hollande praised Sitruk as a "defender of secularism" ...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. As defense chief for a president who famously envisioned “a world without nuclear weapons,” Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them. He has been quiet on a range of nuclear issues, including the Pentagon’s efforts to correct an array of morale, training, discipline and resource problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps. This is all the more notable for the fact that Carter, a physicist by training and policy wonk by reputation, cut his professional teeth on nuclear weapons during the Cold War. This quiet approach is expected to end when Carter visits Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Pentagon chief is expert on nukes but says little about them

As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons," Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them. He has been quiet on a range of nuclear issues, including the Pentagon's $8 billion effort to correct an array of morale, training, discipline and resource problems in ...

An ambulance transports the body of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar to a medical facility, after he was shot, in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, September 25, 2016. The prominent writer was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he was on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed as offensive to Islam. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse

A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam. Jordanian media identified the shooter as an imam, or prayer leader, at a local mosque, and said the man had ...

Paraglider Gabriele D'arrigo performs a flight with a Dragon during the 43st Icare Cup paragliding festival in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, French Alps, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The "Coupe Icare" dedicated to free flight, orchestrates all the various types of flying such as hang gliding, paragliding and acrobatic sailplaneing. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival

In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world's oldest free-flight festival. Hang gliders, paragliders, acrobatic sailplanes and hot air balloons from around the world gathered this weekend for the Icarus Cup, celebrating its 43rd edition on the ...

Jeremy Corbyn celebrates his victory following the announcement of the winner in the Labour leadership contest between him and Owen Smith at the ACC Liverpool. England Saturday Sept, 24, 2016. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

UK Labour leader Corbyn says he plans no purge of critics

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he doesn't plan to purge his ranks of critical lawmakers despite their failed campaign to oust him. Most Labour lawmakers rebelled this summer against Corbyn's leadership of Britain's major opposition party. But the 67-year-old socialist won 62 percent of votes from grass-roots members to ...

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