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Pompeo, Esper driving US's anti-China message in India visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense chief Mark Esper are in India to drive the Trump administration's anti-China message exactly a week ahead of America's presidential election
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left and India's External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar meet at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Adnan Abidi/Pool via AP)
2 hours ago

Thai protesters shun Parliament, ask Germany to probe king

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand are expanding their protests by appealing to the German government to investigate whether Thailand’s king is exercising political power during his extended stays in that country
2 hours ago
Pro-democracy demonstrators gather before they march to the German Embassy in central Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. As lawmakers debated in a special session in Parliament that was called to address political tensions, the student-led rallies were set to continue with a march through central Bangkok on Monday evening to the German Embassy, apparently to bring attention to the time King Maha Vajiralongkorn spends in Germany. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
2 hours ago

LGBTQ communities react to the pope’s historic support of same-sex unions

ABC News’ James Longman reports on the major shift by the leader of the Catholic Church and what it means for people in the LGBTQ community.
2 hours ago
VIDEO: LGBTQ communities react to the pope’s historic support of same-sex unions
3 hours ago

Belarus opposition calls for national strike, seen as key test for protest movement

The strike was called after Alexander Lukashenko ignored an ultimatum to resign.
3 hours ago
Students attend an opposition rally to reject the Belarusian presidential election results, near the Belarusian State University in Minsk, Belarus, Oct. 26, 2020.
October 26

Hurricane Zeta slated to bring dangerous conditions to Louisiana, northern Gulf Coast

The storm is expected to hit Louisiana on Wednesday.
October 26
Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Oct. 26, 2020.
October 26

Panama's 2nd biggest Indigenous group votes to ban masks

A cultural body for the Guna Yala people in Panama has voted to ban the wearing of face masks used to combat coronavirus infections, arguing “it is not a custom of our people.”
October 26
October 26

Protests in Italy over new virus crackdown turn violent

Italians have turned out by the hundreds in several cities and towns to vent anger, sometimes violently, over the latest pandemic restrictions that force restaurants and cafes to close early and shutter cinemas, gyms and other leisure venues
October 26
People protest the government restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Turin, Italy, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. For at least the next month, people outdoors except for small children must now wear masks in all of Italy, gyms, cinemas and movie theaters will be closed, ski slopes are off-limits to all but competitive skiers and cafes and restaurants must shut down in early evenings, under a decree signed on Sunday by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, who ruled against another severe lockdown despite a current surge in COVID-19 infections. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
October 26

Global COVID-19 2nd wave underway

The World Health Organization said there is “no question" Europe is COVID-19’s epicenter right now.
October 26
VIDEO: Global COVID-19 2nd wave underway
October 26

Turkey: Suspected Kurdish militants dead after police chase

Turkish officials say a suspected Kurdish militant killed himself by detonating explosives following a police chase near Turkey’s border with Syria and a second suspect was slain by security forces
October 26
October 26

Sudan’s leader: Israel deal 'incentive' to end pariah status

Sudan’s leader says the decision to normalize ties with Israel was an incentive for President Donald Trump’s administration to end Sudan’s international pariah status
October 26
FILE - Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan speaks during a military-backed rally in Omdurman district, west of Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Sudan’s leader said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 that the decision to normalize ties with Israel was an incentive for President Donald Trump’s administration to end Sudan’s international pariah status. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the ruling sovereign council, told state television that without the deal Sudan would have had to wait until deep into next year to be removed from the U.S.'s list of state sponsors of terrorism. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, file)
October 26

Albania repatriating 5 family members of fighters in Syria

Albanian prime minister says that four children and a woman, all related to Albanian nationals who joined Islamist extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, are being repatriated from a Syrian camp
October 26
In this photo provided by the Albanian Prime Minister's office, Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama sits at a hotel in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, 26, 2020, with Albanian children as part of an operation to take them back home to Albania from Al Hawl, northern Syria. A few hundred Albanian men are known to have joined terror groups in Syria and Iraq in the early 2010s, and now many of them are dead and their family members are stuck in Syria camps, but will be repatriated via Beirut to Albania. (Albanian Prime Minister's office via AP)
October 26

French doctor warns his country has 'lost control' of virus

A French doctor warns that his country has “lost control of the epidemic,” a day after health authorities reported more than 52,000 new coronavirus infections
October 26
Commuters wearing face masks walk on the platform, of a Paris subway, Sunday Oct.25, 2020. A curfew intended to curb the spiraling spread of the coronavirus, has been imposed in many regions of France including Paris and its suburbs. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
October 26

Turkey, Turkish Cypriots seek 2-state deal for Cyprus

Turkey’s president and the newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader have voiced support for the resumption of peace talks for Cyprus based on a solution envisioning two separate states
October 26
October 26

Japan and U.S. hold military exercise at sea

The two nations began air, land and sea exercises around Japan in a show of force after increased Chinese military activity in the region.
October 26
Japan and U.S. hold military exercise at sea
October 26

Drone footage shows gigantic floating hands

A spray-painted "human chain" was displayed in Istanbul by a French artist.
October 26
Drone footage shows gigantic floating hands
October 26

Turkish state media report explosion in Turkish town near border with Syria. No immediate word on casualties

Turkish state media report explosion in Turkish town near border with Syria. No immediate word on casualties
October 26
October 26

Israeli museum postpones plans to sell Islamic antiquities

A museum in Israel has postponed its planned auction of dozens of rare Islamic antiquities after word of the sale sparked a public uproar
October 26
October 26

Tensions between EU and Turkey escalate over Erdogan insults

Tensions between the European Union and Turkey have risen further after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said French President Emmanuel Macron needed mental health treatment
October 26
A youth holds a photograph of France's President Emmanuel Macron, stamped with a shoe mark, during a protest against France in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday challenged the United States to impose sanctions against his country while also launching a second attack on French President Emmanuel Macron. Speaking a day after he suggested Macron needed mental health treatment because of his attitude to Islam and Muslims, which prompted France to recall its ambassador to Ankara, Erdogan took aim at foreign critics. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 26

Airstrike in northwestern Syria kills over 50 rebel fighters

A Syrian opposition spokesman and a war monitor say an airstrike on a training camp in the last rebel enclave in northwestern Syria has killed over 50 fighters
October 26
People attend funeral of fighters killed in an airstrike in the town of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. An airstrike on a rebel training camp in northwestern Syria on Monday killed dozens of Turkish-backed fighters and wounded nearly as many, in one of the heaviest blows to the opposition's strongest groups, a spokesman and a war monitor said. (AP Photo)
October 26

Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of truce violations

Armenia and Azerbaijan are accusing each other of violating the new U.S.-brokered cease-fire aimed to halt the fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh
October 26
Smoke rises after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The heavy shelling forced residents of Stepanakert, the regional capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, into shelters, as emergency teams rushed to extinguish fires. Nagorno-Karabakh authorities said other towns in the region were also targeted by Azerbaijani artillery fire. (AP Photo)
October 26

Three-way talks over Ethiopia's Nile River dam set to resume

Negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River will resume Tuesday, the chairman of the African Union, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced
October 26
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, walks with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, center-left, after meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Addis Ababa. The State Department said Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 that on the guidance of President Donald Trump the U.S. is suspending some aid to Ethiopia over the "lack of progress" in talks with Egypt and Sudan over a massive, disputed dam project which Egypt has called an existential threat and worries will reduce the country's share of Nile waters. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP, File)
October 26

Fall, fashion and baby rhino: World in Photos, Oct. 26

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
October 26
VIDEO: Fall, fashion and baby rhino: World in Photos, Oct. 26
October 26

Turkish lira drops to record low over US sanction threat

The Turkish currency has fallen to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the United States to slap sanctions over his government’s decision to test its Russian-made air defense system
October 26
People stand outside an exchange office in landmark Taksim Square, in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The Turkish currency continued its slide to reach an all time low on Monday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the United States to slap sanctions over his government's decision to test its Russian-made air defense system. (AP Photo)
October 26

Philippines recalls ambassador who allegedly mistreated maid

Officials say the Philippines’ ambassador to Brazil has been ordered to return home to face investigation after video surfaced allegedly showing her physically mistreating her Filipino house helper
October 26
October 26

Rights group: Hamas frees Gazan man who met Israelis on Zoom

A Palestinian human-rights group says Gaza’s Hamas authorities have released three Palestinian peace campaigners who were jailed last April for holding an online video conference with Israeli participants
October 26
October 26

Philippines: Typhoon displaces 120,000 people, 8 missing

Officials say a strong typhoon has blown out of the Philippines after displacing more than 120,000 people, leaving several fishermen missing and causing at least six vessels to sink or run aground in storm-tossed waters
October 26
Young girls wearing masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus place clothes to shelter them from rain due to Typhoon Molave in Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A fast moving typhoon has forced thousands of villagers to flee to safety in provinces. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
October 26

Rwandan genocide suspect sent to UN court in The Hague

A United Nations court in the Netherlands says that an 87-year-old Rwandan arrested in France has been transferred to its custody
October 26
FILE - In this Friday, April 4, 2014 file photo, the skulls and bones of some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside the church are laid out as a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic church during the 1994 genocide in Ntarama, Rwanda. France's highest court on Wednesday Sept.30, 2020 rejected Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga's appeal of a decision to extradite him to an international court in The Hague. Kabuga, one of the most-wanted fugitives in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, was arrested outside Paris in May after 25 years on the run. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
October 26

Greece, Turkey wrangle over military games in eastern Med

Greece has denounced Turkey’s plans to carry out a maritime military exercise on Oct. 28, a Greek national holiday, just hours after NATO’s secretary general said both countries had called off wargames on each other’s national holidays
October 26
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, left, listens his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in Athens, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The talks of the two diplomats are focus on the situation between Greece and Turkey as the neighbour country announced late Saturday that it is extending by one week a gas exploration mission in the eastern Mediterranean that has caused tensions with Greece. (Costas Baltas/Pool via AP)
October 26

Northern Lights put on a mesmerizing display over Finland

The Northern Lights put on a mesmerizing display over Finland.
October 26
The Northern Lights put on a mesmerizing display over Finland.
October 26

Typhoon lashes the Philippines

At least 13 people were reported missing after a fast-moving typhoon hit the Philippines, flooding rural villages and forcing thousands to flee.
October 26
At least 13 people were reported missing after a fast-moving typhoon hit the Philippines, flooding rural villages and forcing thousands to flee.
October 26

Crew safe, 7 detained after UK special forces raid tanker

Police say seven stowaways seized when British naval special forces stormed an oil tanker in the English Channel have been arrested on suspicion of hijacking
October 26
The Nave Andromeda oil tanker is docked next to the Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal in Southampton, England, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The U.K. military seized control of the oil tanker that dropped anchor in the English Channel after reporting it had seven stowaways on board who had become violent. (Andrew Matthews/PA Wire via AP)
October 26

Post-Abe agenda: Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has declared Japan will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050 in his first policy speech since taking over from Shinzo Abe
October 26
Japanese lawmakers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus attend an extraordinary Diet session at the upper house of parliament in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 26

Merkel's party puts off choice of new leader for 2nd time

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has delayed for the second time a decision on who will become its new leader
October 26
FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, file photo Friedrich Merz, candidate for the chairmanship of the Christian Democratic Union party, attends a party convention in Hamburg. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party CDU on again delayed a decision on who will become its new leader, putting off a convention planned for December in a move that irked one of the leading contenders. Whoever wins the Christian Democratic Union's leadership will be in pole position to become the center-right candidate to succeed Merkel as chancellor in next year's German election, though that isn't guaranteed. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
October 26

China's Ant Group could raise close to $35 billion in what would be the largest public share offering in history

China's Ant Group could raise close to $35 billion in what would be the largest public share offering in history
October 26
October 26

Japan rejects nuclear ban treaty; survivors to keep pushing

Japan says it will not sign a U.N. treaty that bans nuclear weapons and does not welcome its entry into force next year, rejecting the wishes of atomic bomb survivors in Japan who are urging the government to join and work for a nuclear-free world
October 26
Members of Atomic Bomb survivors groups gather, holding a banner calling for Japanese government to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, with the Atomic Bomb Dome in background, in Hiroshima, western Japan, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The United Nations confirmed Saturday that 50 countries have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, known as the TPNW, paving the way for its entry into force in 90 days. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 26

Lithuania swings to the center-right as opposition wins vote

A center-right coalition in Lithuania, led by the conservative Homeland Union, is headed back to power after eight years in the opposition after winning the most votes in a weekend parliamentary runoff
October 26
Lithuania's Homeland Union and Lithuanian Christian Democrats party leader Ingrida Simonyte speaks during a press conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Conservative Homeland Union returned to power winning a majority of seats Sunday and agreeing for a centre-right coalition with two liberal parties. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
October 26

Syrian opposition spokesman and war monitor say airstrike on a training camp in western Syria kills over 50 fighters

Syrian opposition spokesman and war monitor say airstrike on a training camp in western Syria kills over 50 fighters
October 26
October 26

German business confidence slips after 5 months of rises

A survey shows that German business confidence has declined for the first time after five consecutive months of increases as coronavirus infections rebound across Europe
October 26
October 26

Germany's Bayer to buy US gene therapy specialist AskBio

German health care company Bayer says it is buying Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, a U.S.-based firm specializing in gene therapy, in a deal worth up to $4 billion
October 26
October 26

Australian judge orders policeman to stand trial for murder

An Australian judge has ordered a police officer to stand trial for the murder of an Indigenous man who was shot three times in an Outback township last year
October 26
October 26

Philippines: Typhoon leaves 13 missing, displaces thousands

A fast-moving typhoon hit the Philippines after leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of villagers to flee to safety and flooding rural villages
October 26
Motorists with an umbrella negotiate a flooded road due to Tyophoon Molave in Pampanga province, northern Philippines, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A fast-moving typhoon forced thousands of villagers to flee to safety in provinces south of the Philippine capital Monday, flooding rural villages and ripping off roofs, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
October 26

Chinese leaders focus on tech as they make 5-year plan

Chinese leaders are meeting to formulate an economic blueprint.
October 26
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus browses her smartphone as a masked woman walks by the Huawei retail shop promoting it 5G network in Beijing on Oct. 11, 2020. Chinese leaders are meeting to formulate an economic blueprint for the next five years that is expected to emphasize development of semiconductors and other technology amid a feud with Washington that is cutting off access to U.S. components for China's fledgling tech industries. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 26

Palestinian teen dies after West Bank chase by Israeli army

An 18-year-old Palestinian has died after being chased by Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, but the circumstances of his death are in dispute
October 26
October 26

Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison

Australia is seeking information from Iran on reports that a British Australian academic who was convicted of espionage has been moved to a mystery location
October 26
This image made from a 2017 video by The Modern Middle East shows Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a University of Melbourne scholar on the Middle East. Australia is seeking information from Iran on reports that the British-Australian academic who was convicted of espionage had been moved at the weekend from a prison to a mystery location, the foreign minister said on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (The Modern Middle East via AP)
October 26

2/3rds of Chilean voters back rewriting their constitution

Chileans have voted overwhelmingly in favor of drafting a new constitution to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet
October 26
People gather at Plaza Italia on the day Chileans voted in a referendum to decide whether the country should replace its 40-year-old constitution, written during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
October 25

2/3rds of Chilean voters back rewriting their constitution

Chileans have voted overwhelmingly in favor of drafting a new constitution to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet
October 25
People gather at Plaza Italia on the day Chileans voted in a referendum to decide whether the country should replace its 40-year-old constitution, written during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
October 25

Australia protests Qatar airport's exams of women passengers

Women passengers on a flight to Sydney were subjected to internal examinations.
October 25
Australian Foreign Minister Marine Payne speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Australia on Monday condemned Qatar authorities’ treatment of women passengers, including 13 Australians, on a flight to Sydney who were subjected to internal examinations after a newborn baby was found abandoned at a Doha airport. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
October 25

New cease-fire announced in 4-week Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a third attempt to establish a cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starting at 8 a.m. (0400 GMT) Monday
October 25
Smoke rises after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The heavy shelling forced residents of Stepanakert, the regional capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, into shelters, as emergency teams rushed to extinguish fires. Nagorno-Karabakh authorities said other towns in the region were also targeted by Azerbaijani artillery fire. (AP Photo)
October 25

Mexico reported 193,170 "excess deaths" through Sept 26

Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country's true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26
October 25
Relatives of Vicente Dominguez who died of complications related to the new coronavirus, place flowers on his grave at the municipal cemetery of Valle de Chalco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Mexican families traditionally flock to local cemeteries to honor their dead relatives as part of the "Dia de los Muertos," or Day of the Dead celebrations, but according to authorities the cemeteries will be closed this year to help curb the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 25

Police in northern Mexico seize two home-made armored cars

Mexican police have seized two home-made tank-like armored trucks and three other vehicles with less extensive welded-plate bullet-proofing in the northern border town of Ciudad Camargo, which is across from Rio Grande City, Texas
October 25