• Canadian man fined for singing ’90s dance tune in car

    MONTREAL (AP) — A Canadian man’s decision to belt out a 1990s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $149 ticket for being too loud in public.

  • Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D thesis goes online, website crashes

    LONDON (AP) — Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis online, triggering such interest that it crashed the university’s website.

    Updated: 12:07 pm

  • UN, US failed to prevent ‘ethnic cleansing’ in South Sudan

    YEI, South Sudan (AP) — In a story Oct. 18 about the failure of the U.N. and U.S. to prevent “ethnic cleansing” in parts of South Sudan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.N. is still considering establishing a permanent base in the region of Yei. The U.N. decided two months ago to establish a permanent base in Yei, and it says troops are now on the ground there three weeks out of four.

    Updated: 11:50 am

  • Tillerson travels to Iraq, hours after visiting Afghanistan

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made an unannounced trip to Iraq on Monday just hours after returning from a similar surprise visit to Afghanistan, meeting the top political leaders in each of the embattled countries.

    Updated: 11:20 am

  • 65 bodies of civilians found in Syrian town taken from IS

    BEIRUT (AP) — The bodies of at least 67 Syrian civilians, many summarily killed by the Islamic State group, have been discovered in a central town in Syria that government forces retook from the extremists over the weekend, the Syrian government and activists said Monday.

    Updated: 9:44 am

  • Gov’ts, donors pledge over $200M in new funds for Rohingya

    GENEVA (AP) — Governments and international donors pledged $234 million on Monday to help over 600,000 Rohingya people who have fled violence in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh over the last two months.

  • Well-known Moscow journalist stabbed by attacker; in coma

    MOSCOW (AP) — A well-known journalist for Russia’s top independent radio station was stabbed in the throat Monday by an unidentified attacker who burst into her studio — the latest in a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow.

  • After election win, Abe prioritizes North Korea, aging Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Fresh off a decisive election victory, Japan’s leader pledged Monday to tackle what he called Japan’s two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population.

  • The Latest: IS oil production is greatly reduced since 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local):

  • Philippines declares militants in Marawi ‘finished’

    CLARK, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government declared the end Monday to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the Islamic State group gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia.