Congo security forces killed dozens of anti-government protesters -U.N
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese security services shot, burned, beat and hacked to death at least 48 civilians and reportedly hired thugs to attack protests last month against the extension of President Joseph Kabila's mandate, the United Nations said on Friday. The death toll came from two days of violence in the capital Kinshasa and included four police officers killed by protesters and one other civilian. It was higher than during the 2011 electoral process, the U.N. Joint Human Rights Office in Congo (UNJHRO) said in a report.
50 years on, UK marks mine disaster that killed 128 children
LONDON (AP) ? People across Britain fell silent Friday to mark 50 years since a mountain of coal sludge collapsed onto a village in Wales, killing more than 140 people in one of the country's worst mining disasters.
Burkina Faso forces foiled coup attempt in early October, minister saysOUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Security forces in Burkina Faso foiled a coup attempt on Oct. 8 by about 30 members of the ex-presidential guard, known as the RSP, Interior Minister Simon Compaore said on Friday. He said the plan included an attack on the presidential residence, as well as on army barracks and a prison in the capital, Ouagadougou. (Reporting By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Nadoun Coulibaly, writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Joe Bavier, Larry King)
Ex-coach calls his ban from Penn State facilities 'wrong'BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) ? The former Penn State assistant football coach suing university says he was angered when told he couldn't return to team facilities after being put on leave the week Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation.
US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea
The Latest: New Clinton ad features soldier's father
British reporter 'Fake Sheikh' jailed for 15 months
LONDON (AP) ? A judge sentenced a British journalist who often posed as a Middle Eastern tycoon in sting operations to 15 months in prison on Friday, after the tabloid reporter was convicted of perverting the course of justice in an effort to get scoops.
Twitter, Amazon, other top websites shut in cyber attack
Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages on Friday as a US internet provider came under a cyber attack. The internet service company Dyn, which routes and manages internet traffic, said that it had suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on its domain name service shortly after 1100 GMT.
Turkey, Iraq reach agreement 'in principle' on Mosul, U.S. saysBy Phil Stewart ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Iraq have reached an agreement in principle that could eventually allow a Turkish role in the campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday after talks with President Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan has previously voiced frustration that NATO member Turkey has not been more involved in the U.S.-backed assault on the Iraqi city, once part of the Ottoman empire and still seen by Turkey as firmly within its sphere of influence.
Appeals court to hear Arizona cross-border shooting case