Gambia says it is leaving International Criminal Court
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? A third African country, Gambia, says it will leave the International Criminal Court as fears grow of a mass pullout from the body that pursues some of the world's worst atrocities.
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 people
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ? Taliban insurgents on Wednesday killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the latest brutal attack targeting the local population in one of the country's most lawless areas.
Iraqi troop advance puts civilians on Mosul frontlineBy Stephen Kalin HASSAN SHAM, Iraq (Reuters) - White flags flying from their radio antennas, the pickup trucks laden with refugees and a few precious livestock snaked out of Tub Zawa after a day of heavy bombardment drove Islamic State fighters from the village on Mosul's eastern edge. Around 700 people fled the village early on Tuesday, escaping the military operation to recapture Iraq's second biggest city from the jihadists who have controlled it for nearly two and a half years. In the first 10 days of the Mosul campaign, the Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga fighters backed by U.S.-led air forces and troops have made steady gains through often depopulated villages east and south of Mosul.
Police: Oklahoma man wanted for violent crimes had hit list
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? Authorities say the Oklahoma man who has been wanted since Sunday in a string of violent crimes, including the killings of two relatives, had a hit list purporting to target several more people.
Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) ? Pakistan's city of Quetta shut down on Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before as the victims' families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack ? one of the deadliest targeting Pakistani security forces in recent years.
Fires break out amid evacuation of French migrant camp
CALAIS, France (AP) ? Large portions of the makeshift refugee camp known as "the jungle" went up in flames Wednesday, as departing migrants set fire to shelters and tents before police moved in to relocate them out of northern France.
Calais Jungle clearance resumes, tents and shelters ablaze
By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Migrants at the "Jungle" camp in Calais set more tents and shelters ablaze on Wednesday and an explosion rocked the site, while others queued to be resettled around France by officials clearing the camp. Regional prefect Fabienne Buccio said camp clearing, which began on Monday, could be completed by the end of the day, BFMTV reported. "The operation will continue today to remove the empty shelters and to avoid them being set fire to again," a local government spokesman told France Info radio as dawn broke to reveal the smoldering remains of what had once been one of the camp's main thoroughfares.
Boeing beats Street 3Q forecastsBoeing Co. (BA) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $2.28 billion. On a per-share basis, the Chicago-based company said it had profit of $3.60. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were ...
Despite ratings drop, Olympics boosts Comcast in 3Q
Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke has said that the ...
The Latest: Activists: Syria airstrikes kill 17, mostly kidsBEIRUT (AP) ? The Latest on developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local):