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US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang

U.S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U.S.-based missionary group who were abducted by a gang notorious for killings, kidnappings and extortion
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Children stand in the courtyard of the Maison La Providence de Dieu orphanage it Ganthier, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, where a gang abducted 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang, notorious for brazen kidnappings and killings took the group of 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian, after a trip to visit the orphanage. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)
1 hour ago

China's economic growth weakens amid construction slowdown

China’s economic growth sank in the last quarter as a slowdown in construction and curbs on energy use weighed on its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic
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People walk along a riverbank near a commercial office buildings under construction in Tongzhou, outskirts of Beijing, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. China’s economy is losing steam as President Xi Jinping's government cracks down on corporate debt and energy use in pursuit of more stable, sustainable growth. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
3 hours ago

17 missionaries, including 5 children, kidnapped in Haiti, ministry says

The group was visiting an orphanage in the town of Ganthier.
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Christian Aid Ministries in Berlin, Ohio is seen here, Oct. 17, 2021.
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China's economic growth sinks to 4.9% over a year ago in latest quarter amid construction slowdown, energy controls

China's economic growth sinks to 4.9% over a year ago in latest quarter amid construction slowdown, energy controls
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October 17

Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed

Japan's new prime minister has visited the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant and said a planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the complex cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents
October 17
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, file photo, Nuclear reactors of No. 5, center left, and 6 look over tanks storing water that was treated but still radioactive, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday, Oct. 17 visited the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant and said a planned disposal of the massive wastewater stored on the complex cannot be delayed and that his government will explain the safety of the project with scientific evidence to gain understanding from local residents. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, file)
October 17

Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries

A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children has been kidnapped in Haiti.
October 17
Christian Aid Ministries located on Ohio 39 in Berlin, Ohio is seen here on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. A group of 17 missionaries including children has been kidnapped by a gang in Haiti, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. The message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said the missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
October 17

Japan's premier sends offering to controversial Tokyo shrine

Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has donated religious offerings to a Tokyo shrine viewed by Chinese and Koreans as a symbol of Japanese wartime aggression
October 17
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga leaves the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. Suga who stepped down at the end of September, prayed at the shrine during the shrine's autumn festival. The shrine is viewed by China and the Koreas as a symbol of Japanese wartime aggression. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 17

Small-town mayor to lead Hungary opposition bloc in election

Independent conservative Peter Marki-Zay has won a primary contest to become the joint canddate of a six-party opposition coalition that will challenge right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Hungary’s elections next spring
October 17
Conservative independent candidate Peter Marki-Zay celebrates in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, after he won an opposition primary race, making him nominee of a six-party opposition coalition who will lead a challenge to right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban in national elections next spring. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
October 17

Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award

Celebrities have joined Prince William in London for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize
October 17
FILE - In this Thursday, July 16, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince William speaks with service users during a visit to the Garden House in Peterborough, England. Prince William has criticized some of the world’s richest men for using their wealth to fund a new space race and space tourism, and called on the world's great minds to fix the planet first. The Duke of Cambridge spoke to the BBC about climate anxiety, COP26, space travel, and his family's long-standing commitment to environmental issues ahead of his inaugural Earthshot prize awards ceremony Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
October 17

4 weeks on, no sign Spanish volcano eruption is close to end

Officials say there is no sign that a volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma is coming to an end, four weeks after it began
October 17
A volcano continues to erupt on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain on Saturday Oct. 16, 2021. Officials say there is no sign that a volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma is coming to an end, one month after it began. The volcano on one of the Canary Islands off northwest Africa has so far destroyed more than 1,800 buildings, mostly homes. (AP Photo/Daniel Roca)
October 17

Rescuers: Last Jew of Kabul making his way to Israel

The man known as the last Jew of Kabul could soon be heading to Israel, after agreeing to grant his estranged wife a religious divorce in a Zoom call
October 17
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2009 file photo, Zebulon Simentov, the last known Jew living in Afghanistan, sits in his Kabul home. Simentov could soon be heading to Israel, after agreeing to grant his estranged wife a religious divorce in a Zoom call — a precondition for entry to the Holy Land. Simentov, who fled Afghanistan last month after the Taliban takeover, landed Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 in Turkey on what his rescuers say is a final stop before landing in Israel. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
October 17

France commemorates the 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris

Hundreds of people, including Algerian protesters and their descendants, are commemorating the 60th anniversary of a bloody police crackdown in Paris during the final year of Algeria’s independence war with its colonial power
October 17
FILE - In this Oct.17, 1967 file photo, Algerians come out of Paris subway station with their hands on their heads after being arrested in Paris for failure to obey curfew imposed on Algerians. A tribute march is organized in Paris Sunday Oct.17, 2021 for the 60th anniversary of the bloody police crackdown on a protest by Algerians in the French capital, during the final year of their country's independence war with the colonial power. About 12,000 Algerians were arrested and "several dozens" were killed, "their bodies thrown into the Seine River." Historians say at least 120 protesters have been killed, some shot and some drowned in the Seine River. (AP Photo, File)
October 17

Israeli officer punished for violence against protesters

The Israeli military says it has reprimanded the officer.
October 17
October 17

Father of suspect in UK lawmaker's slaying is 'traumatized'

The father of a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker is shocked.
October 17
A photograph of member of Parliament David Amess is seen among the flower tribute near the Belfairs Methodist Church in Eastwood Road North, where Amess died after he was stabbed several times on Friday, in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. The slaying Friday of the 69-year-old Conservative lawmaker Amess during his regular weekly meeting with local voters has caused shock and anxiety across Britain's political spectrum, just five years after Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist in her small-town constituency. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
October 17

Volcano eruption in Spain continues

The volcanic eruptions on Spain's La Palma island that began about a month show no sign of abating, officials said.
October 17
The volcanic eruptions on Spain's La Palma island that began about a month show no sign of abating, officials said.
October 17

Center-right parties lead in Kosovo's municipal vote

Center-right opposition parties in Kosovo are leading in municipal elections held Sunday in the small Balkan nation but early results suggest that runoffs will still be needed to decide half of the winners
October 17
People wait in line at a polling station in a northern Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. Voting in the north populated with a predominantly ethnic Serb minority attracts much attention following two incidents in the last two months soaring tensions between Kosovo and Serbia - earlier this week Kosovo police clashed with ethnic Serbs during an anti-smuggling operation, and last month an issue over vehicle license plates was resolved only after mediation from the European Union and the United States. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
October 17

Ivory Coast's ex-leader Gbagbo vows return to political life

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo says he plans to be involved in politics until the day he dies
October 17
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo addresses delegates of his newly formed political party, the African People's Party-Ivory Coast, shortened to its French acronym, PPA-CI, in Abidjan Sunday Oct. 17, 2021. The creation of Gbagbo's political new party comes amid lingering questions about his future political aspirations. He served as president from 2000 until his arrest in 2011 after he refused to concede defeat to Alassane Ouattara. (AP Photo/Diomande Ble Blonde)
October 17

UN: Syria government, opposition to begin drafting charter

The draft would include constitutional reforms for the war-torn country.
October 17
Geir O. Pedersen, UN Special Envoy for Syria, speaks to the media about the sixth session of the Constitutional Committee Small Body, during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
October 17

2 migrants dead, 21 missing off Tunisia in shipwreck

Tunisian authorities say at least two migrants have died and 21 have disappeared after their boat capsized off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea
October 17
October 17

Haiti police say US-based missionaries kidnapped by same gang that earlier seized French priests

Haiti police say US-based missionaries kidnapped by same gang that earlier seized French priests
October 17
October 17

Poles protest pushbacks of migrants at border with Belarus

Thousands of people have marched in Poland in solidarity with migrants and asylum-seekers at the Poland-Belarus border who have been pushed back by Polish authorities
October 17
People join a protest in solidarity with migrants who have been pushed back at Poland's border with Belarus, in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. Thousands of people have marched in Warsaw in solidarity with migrants and asylum-seekers at the Poland-Belarus border who have been pushed back by Polish authorities. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 17

Australians overseas return home after strict lockdowns

Australia still requires strict quarantine measures for residents who have been affected by lockdowns since the start of the pandemic.
October 17
Australia still requires strict quarantine measures for residents who have been affected by lockdowns since the start of the pandemic.
October 17

What to know about the escalating tensions between China and Taiwan

There has been increasing "gray-zone" conflict across the strait.
October 17
A woman holds up Taiwan national flags during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 10, 2021.
October 17

German Greens agree to start formal talks on new government

Germany’s Green party has given its blessing to opening formal coalition talks on a new government that would speed up the country’s exit from coal-fueled power and the expansion of renewable energy
October 17
Annalena Baerbock, center, and Robert Habeck, federal leaders of the Greens, sit next to Robert Habeck, vote next to Katrin Goering-Eckardt, leader of the parliamentary group during a congress in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. Germany's Green party is deciding whether to open formal coalition talks on a new government that would speed up the country's exit from coal-fueled power and the expansion of renewable energy. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
October 17

Shooting in Syria could mark new phase in Israeli campaign

The death of a former Syrian Druse lawmaker, allegedly by Israeli sniper fire, could mark a new phase in what Israel calls its war against Iranian entrenchment in neighboring Syria
October 17
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2021 file photo, Druse supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad wave Syrian flags during a rally close to the Syrian border demanding the return of the Golan Heights, captured by Israel in 1967, in Majdal Shams, Golan Heights. The death of Midhat Saleh, a former Syrian Druse lawmaker, allegedly by Israeli sniper fire on Saturday, Oct. 16, 202, could mark a new phase in Israel’s war against Iranian entrenchment in neighboring Syria. Saleh was born in Majdal Shams, in the Israeli-controlled side of the Golan, and was jailed several times by Israel, most recently for 12 years until 1997. He later moved to Syria. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
October 17

Returning to 'Fortress Australia': Reporter's Notebook

A bold new era of hope for Aussies still in exile has been ushered in.
October 17
A staff member attends to a visitor at a vaccination check station at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium on the venue's first day of re-opening, following an extended closure due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown orders, in Sydney, Australia, Oct. 14, 2021.
October 17

Helicopter crash in southwestern Germany leaves 3 dead

Police say three people have been killed in the crash of a helicopter in southwestern Germany
October 17
October 17

Heavy rains, landslides leave 18 dead in south India

At least 18 people have died a day after torrential rains swept through villages and flooded roads in the southern Indian state of Kerala
October 17
This photograph provided by the Indian Navy and taken from a naval helicopter shows the scene after a landslide triggered by heavy rains in the western ghats mountains at Koottickal in Kottayam district, southern Kerala state, India, Sunday, Oct.17, 2021. Bodies of six people have been recovered, and rescuers are searching for those feared missing. (Indian Navy via AP)
October 17

Officials in Yemen: Houthi blockade restricts aid, movement

U.N. aid workers and Yemeni officials say Houthi rebels have continued their weekslong blockade of a district in the central province of Marib
October 17
October 17

Gambian Toufah Jallow tells of surviving rape by dictator

Toufah Jallow first became popular as Gambia’s scholarship winner in a contest for young women with academic promise
October 17
In this undated photograph provided Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 by the The Toufah Foundation, Toufah Jallow, Gambia's face of empowerment for generations of women, poses for a portrait. Jallow first became popular as Gambia’s scholarship winner in a contest for young women with academic promise. Now, she is the face of empowerment for a generations of women who, because of her, feel more emboldened to talk about sexual violence. (Toufah Foundation via AP)
October 17

Pope decries attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and England

Pope Francis is decrying recent deadly attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and Britain
October 17
October 17

Russia sees highest daily new COVID case number

Russia is reporting its largest daily number of new coronavirus infections, more than 70% up on the number a month ago as the country faces a sustained rise in cases
October 17
Medical workers carry a patient suspected of having coronavirus on a stretcher at a hospital in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Russia's daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 17

Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally's extradition to US

Fugitive close to Venezuelan socialist government faces money laundering charges
October 17
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept 9, 2021, file photo, pedestrians walk near a poster asking for the freedom of Colombian businessman and Venezuelan special envoy Alex Saab, in Caracas, Venezuela. Saab, a top fugitive close to Venezuela's socialist government has been put on a plane to the U.S. to face money laundering charges, a senior U.S. official confirmed Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
October 17

House fire in eastern Pakistan kills 7 family members

Officials say police are investigating after a fire overnight in eastern Pakistan killed seven family members
October 17
October 17

Families of Beirut blast victims back judge amid pressure

The families of the victims of last year's massive Beirut port blast have reaffirmed their support for the judge leading the investigation into the explosion
October 17
Lebanese army soldiers are seen through the bullet-riddled window of a car after deadly clashes erupted along a former 1975-90 civil war front-line between Muslim Shiite and Christian areas, in Ain el-Remaneh neighborhood, Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Lebanese officials say at least six people were killed and dozens were wounded in armed clashes that erupted in Beirut during protests organized by the militant Hezbollah group and its allies against the lead investigator into last year’s massive blast at the city's port. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
October 17

US religious group says 17 missionaries including children kidnapped by gang in Haiti as they returned from orphanage

US religious group says 17 missionaries including children kidnapped by gang in Haiti as they returned from orphanage
October 17
October 16

Muslims, Hindus protest amid communal violence in Bangladesh

Violence against Hindus began after a viral image Muslims called insulting,
October 16
Muslims lock hands during a protest over an alleged insult to Islam, outside the country’s main Baitul Mukarram Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Thousands of Muslims protested in Bangladesh’s capital on Saturday for what they perceived as an image insulting Islam that had gone viral over social media. About 10,000 Muslims joined a peaceful protest under the banner of Islami Andolon Bangladesh as they took to the streets outside the country’s main Baitul Mukarram Mosque in downtown Dhaka. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)
October 16

Venezuela's government halts talks with opponents in retaliation for extradition to US of Maduro ally

Venezuela's government halts talks with opponents in retaliation for extradition to US of Maduro ally
October 16
October 16

'He was Southend': Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

Leaders from across Britain's political spectrum have come together to pay tribute to a long-serving British lawmaker who was stabbed to death in what police have described as a terrorist attack
October 16
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Leader of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer, left, followed by Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Lindsey Hoyle, carry flowers as they arrive at the scene where a member of Parliament was stabbed Friday, in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Amess, a long-serving member of Parliament was stabbed to death during a meeting with constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday, in what police said was a terrorist incident. A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack, which united Britain's fractious politicians in shock and sorrow. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
October 16

Syrian shelling of rebel-held areas close to Turkey kills 4

A truce reached in March last year has been repeatedly violated in recent weeks.
October 16
October 16

Sudanese protesters call for dissolving of joint government

Thousands of Sudanese have taken to the streets in the capital of Khartoum to call for the dissolving of the joint military-civilian government
October 16
Sudanese protesters take part in a rally demanding the dissolution of the transitional government, outside the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
October 16

Lawmaker's killing wounds 'British tradition' of openness

The fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker has cast fresh doubt on the continued viability of what he had called “the great British tradition” of parliamentarians readily meeting voters
October 16
A note is seen on a photograph showing slain member of Parliament David Amess, right, placed by a floral tribute near the scene where Amess was killed on Friday, in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Amess, a long-serving member of Parliament was stabbed to death during a meeting with constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday, in what police said was a terrorist incident. A 25-year-old British man is in custody. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
October 16

'God have mercy': Tigray residents describe life under siege

In the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, a year of war and months of government-enforced deprivation have left the city of a half-million people with a rapidly dwindling stock of food, fuel, medicine and cash
October 16
October 16

6 combatants, 2 workers killed in fresh violence in Kashmir

Five people were killed just says ago in a similar fashion in the region.
October 16
An elderly Kashmiri man walks past barbed wire set up as road blockade by soldiers on a road leading towards the site of a gunfight in Pampore, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Indian government forces killed five rebels in last 24-hours in disputed Kashmir on Saturday, officials said, as violence increased in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
October 16

Laurent Gbagbo launches new political party in Ivory Coast

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has launched a new political party, formally breaking ties with those who led his supporters while he faced war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court
October 16
October 16

Horrific delay? Norway eyes police response to arrow attack

Some say police responded too slowly to the attack that left five dead.
October 16
Technicians from the police investigate the apartment of the man who killed five people in a bow and arrow attack, in Kongsberg, Norway, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Norwegian authorities say the bow-and-arrow rampage by a man who killed five people in a small town appeared to be a terrorist act. Police identified the attacker as Espen Andersen Braathen, a 37-year-old Danish citizen, who was arrested Wednesday night. (Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
October 16

Russia's daily COVID-19 deaths top 1,000 for first time

The country faces a sustained wave of rising infections.
October 16
Medical workers carry a patient suspected of having coronavirus on a stretcher at a hospital in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Russia's daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 16

The Soviet space engineer who inspires Elon Musk

Musk has hosted the grandson of Sergey Korolev at SpaceX.
October 16
Elon Musk poses with Andrey Korolev and his son during their visit to SpaceX in California, on Sept., 2021.
October 16

Moderate earthquake rocks Bali, killing at least 3

A moderately strong earthquake and aftershock has hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, killing at least three people and destroying dozens of homes
October 16
A man stands near his house damaged by an earthquake in Karangasem on the island of Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. A few people were killed and another several were injured when a moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit the island early Saturday. (AP Photo/Andi Husein)
October 16

Massive asteroids will whiz past Earth in the coming weeks

NASA has tracked over 27,000 near-Earth objects, some over 1 kilometer in size.
October 16
An illustration of a near-Earth asteroid is seen here.