• Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a “provisional agreement” over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated a split among Chinese Catholics.

  • The Latest: Iran: 24 dead, 53 wounded in parade attack

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local):

  • China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive.

  • Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day of searching neared an end.

  • UK hits back after EU trashes May’s Brexit plan

    LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday accused the European Union of slamming the handbrake on Brexit negotiations, after the bloc said Prime Minister Theresa May’s blueprint was unworkable.

  • Correction: Lebanon-Arak Drink story

    TAANAYEL, Lebanon (AP) — In a story Sept. 20 about Lebanon’s national drink, arak, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of one of the country’s largest arak producers. The name is Domaine des Tourelles, not Doumaine de Tourelles.

  • Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

    MALE, Maldives (AP) — As election officials made final preparations for nationwide elections in the Maldives, the European Union said it is not sending observers because the country has failed to meet the basic conditions for monitoring.

  • Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday after Wall Street hit a new high and a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating.

  • China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The Chinese government has turned four of Meripet’s children into orphans, even though she and her husband are alive.

  • Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

    MOSCOW (AP) — A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid.