Migrant caravan swells to 5,000 resumes advance toward US

By Mark Stevenson and Sonia Perez D. | AP October 21 at 9:25 AM CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light …

3 rebels, 5 civilians die in Kashmir amid battle, clashes

Kashmiri men take an injured civilian on a stretcher inside a hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Three suspected rebels were killed in a gun battle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and at least three civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting …

Philippine police: Gunmen kill 9 people who occupied farm

BACOLOD, Philippines — Philippine police say gunmen have killed nine members of a farmers’ group who occupied a part of a privately owned sugarcane plantation. Police say the victims were resting in a hut Saturday night when about 10 gunmen opened fire. At least four farmers survived the attack at the plantation in Sagay city …

Jamal Khashoggi: White House privately doubts Saudi account of journalist’s death

John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy. October 20 at 8:46 PM President Trump and his aides have begun to privately express doubts about Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as the administration stands publicly in support of the oil-rich monarchy, according to U.S. officials. …

Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Two tropical storms are swirling in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country’s west coast late next week. Tropical Storm Willa is the 21st named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season. It was about 280 miles (450 kilometers) south-southwest of the …

9 key questions Saudi Arabia hasn’t answered about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi

In this Jan. 29, 2011 photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks on his cellphone at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Virginia Mayo/AP) Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects October 20 at 2:51 PM Saudi Arabia offered an explanation early Saturday for what had happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi …

The Latest: Caravan moves back from Guatemala-Mexico gate

Central American migrants sit on the bridge over the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying Mexican authorities’ entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. …

Circumstances of Jamal Khashoggi’s death will not be “covered up,” Turkish official says 

ISTANBUL—A spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party vowed on Saturday that Turkey would “uncover what has happened” to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, hours after Saudi authorities said that Khashoggi had been killed during a fistfight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.  The Saudi explanation — that an argument in the …

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

The body of a victim of Friday’s train accident is carried in for cremation in Amritsar, India, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing more than 50 people and injuring dozens more, police said. (Prabhjot Gill/Associated Press) NEW …