Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together an array of world leaders and international dignitaries.

  • Written by ARON HELLER, Associated Press

Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international court on Tuesday found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, and sentenced him to nine years in prison.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

BEIRUT (AP) — With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are seizing the moment to wage an all-out campaign to recapture Aleppo, unleashing the most destructive bombing of the past five years and pushing into the center of the Old City.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

Massive typhoon hits eastern China, Taiwan, killing 5

BEIJING (AP) — A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring more than 600 in Taiwan, where authorities remained on alert for the possibility of a landslide.

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Trump has turned over tax returns _ for lawsuits and loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him.

  • Written by CHAD DAY, Associated Press JEFF HORWITZ, Associated Press