• September 30, 2016

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Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.

11 dead, 19 still missing in China after typhoon landslides

BEIJING (AP) — Eleven people have been confirmed dead in two landslides that followed the major typhoon that hit southeastern China several days ago.

California police show videos of fatal shooting of black man

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Police released two videos Friday showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb and said they hoped showing the footage would ease escalating tensions.

Children of Syria's Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught

BEIRUT (AP) — The 6-year-old girl was found trapped under the rubble of her home, destroyed by an airstrike in Syria's rebel-held city of Aleppo. "Dust!" she wailed as rescue workers pried away the stones and debris on top of her, finally freeing her and placing her on a stretcher as she screamed for her father.

5 soldiers killed in attack on Mexican army convoy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind a brazen ambush on a military convoy using grenades and high-powered guns that left five soldiers dead and 10 wounded on Friday, officials said.

US teen summer program sparks national backlash in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — A few months after President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March, a group of teenagers left the island for a month-long visit to the United States funded by the U.S. State Department.

Iceland raises aviation alert due to Katla volcano activity

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Meteorological Office has raised the aviation alert level around the Katla volcano because of seismic activity.

Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands summoned Russia's ambassador Friday to complain about Russian criticism of the Dutch public prosecutor's office over the probe into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Stars line up for debut of Dior's first female designer

PARIS (AP) — Rihanna and Natalie Portman dressed to the nines. Jennifer Lawrence opted for jeans. And most of the stars passed unnoticed amid the sea of celebrities awash inside Paris' Rodin Museum on Friday.

Syrian monitor: Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year

BEIRUT (AP) — A year of Russian airstrikes on areas outside government control in Syria have killed more than 9,000 people, displaced tens of thousands and caused widespread destruction, an opposition monitoring group said Friday.

Pope in Georgia: Vaguely Russia rebuke, warm Georgia welcome

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Pope Francis issued a vague rebuke to Russia on Friday and received an unexpectedly warm welcome from the leader of the Georgian Orthodox Church as he mixed geopolitics with religion on the first day of a three-day trip to the Caucasus.

The Latest: US says Syria dialogue with Russia continues

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

Somalia accuses US over airstrike

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Somali government has accused U.S. forces of carrying out an airstrike earlier this week which killed 13 Somali soldiers.

Ruling Bosnian Serbs, pro-EU group face-off in local votes

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnians will vote Sunday in local elections marked by a battle over who will run the municipalities in the part of the country run by Bosnian Serbs — a pro-European Union coalition or the already ruling separatist party with close ties to Russia.

Cyprus president: No peace deal with Turkish military rights

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president says an insistence by breakaway Turkish Cypriots to cede Turkey the right to militarily intervene under a hoped-for deal reunifying the divided Mediterranean island nation is "excessive and unjustified."

Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse

ROME (AP) — Police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking discovered two Van Gogh paintings hidden in a farmhouse near Naples, masterpieces that had vanished in 2002 during a nighttime heist at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, authorities said Friday.

In death, Peres brings Israelis, Palestinians together

JERUSALEM (AP) — Even in death, Shimon Peres managed to bring Israelis and Palestinians together.

Snags in Europe plan to relocate migrants from Greece, Italy

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary is holding a referendum on Sunday against future European Union quotas for accepting asylum seekers, but schemes already in place to ensure EU member countries are taking in a fair share of the migrants reaching Europe hardly are working now.

Peres, remembered for tireless peace efforts, laid to rest

JERUSALEM (AP) — Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday by dozens of world leaders who praised Israel's former president and prime minister for pursuing peace with an indefatigable spirit and optimism, even though his vision of a "new Middle East" was never fulfilled.

Deutsche Bank shares swing wildly amid stability concerns

BERLIN (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank swung wildly on Friday, touching a record low before roaring back to life, amid speculation about the stability of Germany's biggest bank and the European financial system.

Opposition leader: Turkey is misusing its emergency powers

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's opposition leader accused the government on Friday of using emergency powers from the aftermath of a failed coup to clamp down on dissenting voices, as authorities ordered 12 more news organizations to shut down for alleged threats to national security.

Pro-refugee mayor of German town assaulted, no suspects yet

BERLIN (AP) — Police say the pro-refugee mayor of a tiny town in northern Germany was assaulted outside a town hall meeting where the construction of a new asylum-seekers' home was to be discussed.

UN rights council approves inquiry into Burundi abuses

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights Council has approved the creation of a commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations and abuses in Burundi over the last 17 months.

Finns: The Dutch asked us to keep Buk missile test secret

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's president says the Netherlands had asked the Nordic country to keep secret some tests it made with Russian-built missiles similar to the one believed to have downed a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014.