German business confidence hits two-year high in October
Kidman, Woodley, Ford feted at glamorous InStyle event
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The sprawling stone grounds of the Getty Center might have seemed an imposing space, but the second annual InStyle Awards held Monday night in Los Angeles still had the feel of a cozy, albeit extremely glamorous, family reunion.
Shabaab bomb attack in Kenya killed 12
A bomb blast at a guesthouse in northeast Kenya killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by Shabaab militants which last hit the area earlier this month. "We have found 12 bodies so far after we managed to access the building," a senior police officer told AFP. The Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militant group claimed the attack in a message broadcast by its Radio Andalus media organisation, claiming 15 were killed.
'Jackie' says PTSD hampers memory of sex assault, aftermathCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) ? The woman who claimed she was brutally gang raped in a story by Rolling Stone magazine that was later retracted said in a video played in court that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, which makes it difficult to recall the details of her assault and the years that followed.
UK to decide which airport expansion proposal to acceptLONDON (AP) ? Britain's government will reveal how it plans to expand London's airport capacity, more than a year after a special commission recommended a third runway at Heathrow.
Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) ? Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town, hundreds of kilometers (miles) to the south of the operation to retake Mosul, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
Islamic State claims attack on Pakistani police collegeMilitant group Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on a police academy in the Pakistani city of Quetta, in which masked gunmen killed at least 59 people and wounded more than 100. The attack was carried out by "Islamic State fighters", the group's Amaq news agency said. In August, Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a gathering of mourners at a hospital in Quetta that killed 70 people.
Congolese oppose extension of Kabila's mandate, poll shows
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese overwhelmingly oppose changing the constitution to allow President Joseph Kabila to stand for a third term and believe he should step down at the end of his mandate in December, according to a opinion poll published on Tuesday. Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling coalition and part of the opposition have agreed to delay the vote from this November to April 2018, citing difficulties enrolling millions of voters But the main opposition bloc rejects the accord, saying it allows Kabila to cling to power and remove constitutional term limits. The poll, conducted by the Congo Research Group at New York University in collaboration with a Congolese polling institute, sampled 7,545 respondents in Congo's 26 provinces in face-to-face interviews between May and September.
Attackers kill 12 in Kenyan guesthouse blast near Somali borderAttackers blew up part of a hotel in northeastern Kenya, killing at least 12 people on Tuesday, in a raid claimed by al Shabaab militants from neighbouring Somalia. The group said it had set out to kill non-Muslims in Kenya's Mandera area - the scene of numerous assaults by the fighters seeking to overthrow Somalia's Western-backed government and punish Kenya for sending in soldiers to oppose it. Rescuers pulled at least six survivors from the rubble and were searching for more, North Eastern Regional Commissioner Mohamoud Saleh said in a statement that did not name the attackers.
4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park