The Latest: At least 80 killed in IS assault on Kirkuk
BAGHDAD (AP) ? The Latest on developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):
Canada says EU's 'job' to save trade pact
Canada turned up the heat on the European Union Saturday, saying it was the bloc's "job" to save a trade pact put in doubt by a Belgian region's refusal to sign on. Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian trade minister, was firm after leaving last-ditch talks with European parliament head Martin Schulz to salvage the proposed accord that was seven years in the making. "Now the ball is in Europe's court and it's time for Europe to finish doing its job," Freeland said, adding that she was returning to Toronto on Saturday but hoped to be able to come back on October 27 and sign the agreement.
The Latest: Turkey to clear 5,000 kilometer zone in SyriaBEIRUT (AP) ? Turkey's president says the country will be expanding its operations in north Syria, including entering the cities of al-Bab, Manbij and Raqqa.
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Egypt appeals court upholds Morsi 20-year sentence
The Court of Cassation also upheld sentences against eight of his codefendants, including seven who received the same prison term and one who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, a judicial official said. Morsi had been convicted in April 2015 of involvement in deadly clashes outside the presidential palace during his year in power. Egypt's first freely elected civilian president, Morsi came to power after Mubarak's overthrow.
Iraqi leader resists US push for Turkish role in Mosul fight
BAGHDAD (AP) ? U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's push for Iraq to let Turkey play a role in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group encountered stiff resistance Saturday from Iraq's prime minister, who said his country's forces will oust the militants from the northern city.
NFL didn't learn its lesson after Ray Rice incident
American couple pledge $380 million art donation to FrancePARIS (AP) ? France's President Francois Hollande is honoring an American couple for pledging the largest foreign collection of art to be donated to France since World War II.
Cameroon train disaster toll rises to at least 60
Yaoundé (AFP) - At least 60 people were killed and nearly 600 injured when a packed train derailed between Cameroon's two main cities, officials said Saturday, as distraught relatives desperately sought news of missing loved ones. At Yaounde's main hospital, where the morgue was holding 29 bodies including those of babies, distraught relatives thronged the corridors. The train, travelling from the capital Yaounde to the economic hub of Douala, came off the rails near the central city of Eseka at around midday on Friday.
Attacks on the internet keep getting bigger and nastierNEW YORK (AP) ? Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way.