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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Senior military officers say 83 soldiers are missing after Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote base in northeastern Nigeria.
Iraq should be exempt from OPEC crude output restrictions as it needs the income to fight the war on Islamic State, Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said on Sunday. "We are fighting a vicious war," Luaibi said in a briefing for reporters in Baghdad, adding that Iraq, OPEC's second-largest producer, should get the same exemption as Nigeria and Libya. OPEC says it pumped 33.39 million bpd in September.

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2015, file photo, Bill Murray gestures prior to receiving an award for his contribution to acting, during the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco. On Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, Murray will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The 66-year-old Murray joins several other "Saturday Night Live" alumni who've received the prize, including Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and last year's winner, Eddie Murphy. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Murray will get the sort of attention he doesn't usually seek out when he's honored with the nation's top prize for humor.


An AT&T logo and communication equipment is shown on a building in Los AngelesBy Julia Edwards and Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The telecom-media giant that would be formed if federal regulators approve AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner Inc raises antitrust issues, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine and several U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday. Kaine said lawmakers and regulators would have to review the deal and "get to the bottom" of questions over whether the merger would decrease competition. "I'm pro-competition," Kaine said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Less concentration, I think, is generally helpful especially in the media." Kaine, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's running mate, said he had not had a chance to review the details of the deal.


Socialist party supporters shout during a protest against the party's possible support for a conservative government outside the socialist headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Spain's socialist party will meet Sunday to decide if they will abstain in a parliamentary vote to let acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's build a minority government and end a nine-month political deadlock. (AP Photo/Paul White)MADRID (AP) — Spain's Socialist party voted Sunday to stop blocking the conservative Popular Party from forming a minority government, setting the stage to end the country's nearly 10-month political impasse.


Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks to The Associated Press during an interview in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on 2016 presidential race (all times EDT):


A prison cell is empty after inmates escaped from the Civil Prison in the coastal town of Arcahaiea, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Over 100 inmates escaped after they overpowered guards who were escorting them to a bathing area. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who overpowered guards and escaped from a lockup in central Haiti, the prison's director said.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A senior Palestinian official says four Palestinians were detained for attending a Jewish holiday celebration in a West Bank settlement.

An Iraqi army soldier stands atop of an armoured vehicle as a smoke from a nearby sulfur plant set alight by Islamic State militants rises behind, on the outskirts of QayyaraBy Saif Hameed and Babak Dehghanpisheh ERBIL (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq. Masoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi Kurdish region, told U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter that the Kurds had succeeded in liberating Bashiqa from Islamic State.


In this Aug. 31, 2016 photo, Knott County's parks director, Chris Amburgey, is pictured at one of the county's parks in Redfox, Ky. Amburgey has taken on several other jobs as the county struggles to pay its bills amid a decline in the coal industry. A company owned by West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice owes more than $2 million in taxes to the county. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia's most impoverished counties, including one in Kentucky that is struggling to pay the debt on a new rec center and has turned the lights off in its parks and reduced hot meals for senior citizens.


Torino goalie Joe Hart blocks a shot by Lazio's Balde Keita during a Serie A soccer match between Torino and Lazio at the Olympic stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)ROME (AP) — A visit to last-place Crotone was just what Napoli needed to end a three-match losing streak.


A placard reads 'Stop CETA - it's enough' during a protest against the CETA trade deal in front the Walloon parliament in Namur, Belgium on October 21, 2016The European Union gave Belgium a barely 24-hour ultimatum Sunday to say whether it can back an EU-Canada trade deal, warning otherwise it will cancel a summit to sign the accord with Ottawa. In an embarrassment for the 28-nation EU, Belgium has so far been unable to sign up to the CETA trade deal because of blockage by its French-speaking region of Wallonia. Canada's trade minister Chrystia Freeland flew home from Brussels Saturday saying the ball was in the EU's court, after talks on Friday failed to overcome the differences.


Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants players battle for the ball during an NFL football game at Twickenham stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)The Latest on the seventh week of the NFL season (all times Eastern):


Trump holds a campaign rally in Cleveland, OhioBy Ginger Gibson and Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will "100 percent" accept the results of the U.S. election if it is fair, his son Eric Trump said on Sunday. “I think what my father is saying is, 'I want a fair election,’” Eric Trump said on ABC's "This Week." “If it’s a fair outcome, he will absolutely accept it. There’s no question about that." With national opinion polls showing Clinton with an increasing lead over Trump ahead of the Nov. 8 election, Donald Trump has repeatedly said the election is being "rigged" against him.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says its oil minister is meeting with his Russian and Gulf Arab counterparts in Riyadh, as the kingdom pushes to convince major oil producing countries to cut production in order to increase prices.

Trump team says 'we are behind' but can still win the raceDonald Trump's campaign bluntly acknowledged Sunday that the real estate mogul is trailing Hillary Clinton as the presidential race hurdles toward a close, but insisted he still has a viable path to win ...


FILE- In this May 14, 2010 file photo, a Qatari woman walks in front of the city skyline in Doha, Qatar. A worker on a Qatar World Cup stadium site has died in the first work-related fatality to be announced by organizers of the 2022 soccer tournament which has been dogged by concerns about labor conditions. Qatar has previously reported three deaths at stadium construction sites but said they were not “work-related.” (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)A Qatar World Cup stadium worker has died in a building site accident, the first work-related fatality to be announced by organizers of the 2022 soccer tournament that has been dogged by concerns about labor conditions in the Gulf nation.


A demonstrator throws stones toward French riot police officers during clashes in a makeshift migrant camp near Calais, northern France, on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. French authorities say the closure of the slum-like camp in Calais will start on Monday and will last approximately a week in what they describe as a "humanitarian" operation. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)CALAIS, France (AP) — French police have fired tear gas to disperse people throwing stones toward them amid rising tensions ahead of the planned dismantling of a slum-like refugee camp near the English Channel.


Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces patrol outside the town of Bartella, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Iraqi forces retook Bartella, around 15 kilometers (9 miles) east of Mosul, earlier this week, but are still facing pockets of resistance in the area. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish forces advanced on a town near Mosul on Sunday as part of an operation to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group, which staged an assault in western Iraq that appeared to be another diversionary attack.


Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces patrol outside the town of Bartella, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Iraqi forces retook Bartella, around 15 kilometers (9 miles) east of Mosul, earlier this week, but are still facing pockets of resistance in the area. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):


Smoke rises from buildings in a government-held neighbourhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo on October 20, 2016 as fierce fighting broke out along the front line dividing the cityClashes and air strikes shook the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, as heavy fighting resumed after the end of a three-day ceasefire declared by government ally Russia. The unilateral ceasefire ended without any evacuations by the UN, which had hoped to bring wounded civilians out of the rebel-held east and deliver aid after weeks of government bombardment and a three-month siege. An AFP correspondent in the east of the city reported fresh air strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods and the sound of fighting on Sunday afternoon.


Map locates Syrian cities where Turkey plans to expand operations; 2c x 2 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 69 mm;BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):


The signage for an AT&T store is seen in New YorkWASHINGTON (Reuters) - An acquisition of Time Warner Inc by AT&T Inc. could raise significant antitrust issues that the U.S. Senate committee on antitrust would carefully examine, the chairman and ranking member of the committee said Sunday. AT&T announced on Saturday a deal to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, the boldest move yet by a telecommunications company to acquire content to stream over its network to attract a growing number of online viewers. (Reporting by Julia Edwards; Editing by Bill Trott)


In this Oct. 5, 2016 photo, Stanley Chang, a Democrat running for Hawaii state Senate, canvasses Kahala, a neighborhood that's sent a Republican to the Hawaii Senate for the last 20 years, in Honolulu. If Chang wins the race and defeats the state Senate's only Republican, Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to have a one-party state legislative body in decades. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Stanley Chang hiked up a ridge in an affluent neighborhood overlooking the Pacific Ocean, his crisp white shirt deflecting the hot Hawaii sun.


FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, Democratic California U.S. Senate candidate California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a debate against Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, not shown, in Los Angeles. Come Election Day, California could legalize pot smoking. The state's new U.S. senator will be black or Hispanic, a first. Voters could end the death penalty, and revive bilingual education in schools. Behind it all, a wave of new voters - many younger, Hispanic, or both - is contributing to generational, demographic and cultural shifts that are being witnessed on the Nov. 8 ballot. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Come Election Day, California could legalize pot. Its new U.S. senator will be black or Hispanic — a first for the state. And voters could end the death penalty and revive bilingual education in schools.


A derailed train with coaches on their sides in Eseka, Cameroon, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Rescue workers dug through the rubble Saturday in search of more injured and dead after a train traveling between two major cities in Cameroon derailed in Eseka, killing at scores of people, said rescue workers and hospital staff. (AP Photo/Joel Kouam)YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Thousands of Cameroonians have been flooding hospitals in the capital, Yaounde, and the largest city, Douala, looking for corpses and survivors after an overloaded train derailed Friday, killing more than 70 people and injuring 600.

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Third-seeded Richard Gasquet beat unseeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (4), 6-1 to win the European Open final on Sunday and clinch a 14th career title.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say police have killed two suspected terrorists in a shootout in a central Russian city and that a bomb was found in the suspects' car.

A local resident walks to cast her ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Lithuanians are voting in an election that could see a change of government after four years of power by a ruling coalition led by the Social Democrats. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians voted Sunday in a runoff election that is expected to bring the center-right opposition to power and end the rule of the current Social Democrat-coalition, with the incumbents taking the heat for a sluggish economy and a sharp rise in prices following the adoption of the euro currency.


FILE - In this April 14, 2015 file photo, Suzanne Evans makes a speech in London. Two prominent candidates have announced they are running for leadership of Britain's fractious right-wing U.K. Independence Party _ both warning UKIP faces extinction if it doesn't change. Suzanne Evans and Paul Nuttall declared their candidatures on Sunday Oct. 23, 2016. (Philip Toscano/PA via AP, File)LONDON (AP) — Two rival candidates announced bids Sunday to lead Britain's fractious right-wing U.K. Independence Party — both warning that UKIP faces extinction if it doesn't change.


The price of oil has partially rebounded and is hovering around $50 per barrel having hit a 10-year low of less than $30 in JanuarySaudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that the current cycle of falling crude prices is close to an end as market fundamentals improve. Oil prices are currently hovering at around $50 per barrel after hitting a 10-year low of less than $30 in January, down from a peak of more than $100 in mid-2014. "The current down cycle is nearing an end," Falih told a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Sunday after a Gulf ministerial meeting in Riyadh.


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens as vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. speaks during a campaign event at the Taylor Allderdice High School, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)PHOENIX (AP) — There is palpable momentum for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Arizona, a state so traditionally Republican that her party's nominee for president has carried it just once in the past 64 years.


Hungarian opposition party Egyutt (Together) distributes whistles and symbolic red cards meant to disrupt Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s speech at commemorations of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet revolution in Budapest, Sunday Oct. 23, 2016. Polish President Andrzej Duda is a guest of the government’s memorial event, while opposition groups are protesting Orban’s autocratic tendencies. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi)BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Opponents of Prime Minister Viktor Orban are using referee whistles to disturb the government's commemorations of Hungary's 1956 revolution.


A UN Office on Drugs and Crime report has highlighted a "worrying reversal" in efforts to combat the scourge of drugs" and opium cultivation in AfghanistanAfghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year because of bumper harvests, collapsing eradication efforts due to growing insecurity and declining international aid to combat drugs, the UN said Sunday. Cultivation dropped last year due to drought but it has been on the rise in the past decade, fuelling the Taliban insurgency and spurring a growing crisis of drug addiction despite costly US-led counter-narcotics programmes. "The cultivation has increased by 10 percent this year compared to the same time in 2015 - from 183,000 hectares to 201,000 hectares," counter-narcotics minister Salamat Azimi told reporters while releasing the UN report.


England's Moeen Ali, right, celebrates with his teammates the dismissal of Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal during the fourth day of their first cricket test match in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — The first test between England and Bangladesh remains finely poised with Bangladesh requiring 33 runs with two wickets remaining to take the lead in the two-match series.


From left, Austria's Marcel Hirscher, second placed, France's Alexis Pinturault, the winner, and Germany's Felix Neureuther, third, celebrate on podium after an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom, in Soelden, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Alexis Pinturault carried his outstanding giant slalom form from last year into the new World Cup campaign, dominating the season-opener on Sunday to leave his rivals in awe.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish women have again donned black and taken to the streets, launching another round of protests against efforts by the nation's conservative leaders to tighten Poland's abortion law.

Overjoyed Chicago Cubs fans turn attention to World SeriesFor the first time in 71 years, Chicago Cubs fans are turning their attention to the World Series. Overjoyed fans streamed out of Wrigley Field and into the streets Saturday night in Chicago after the ...


Pentagon chief in Irbil for closer assessment of Mosul fightU.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Irbil on Sunday for a closer assessment of the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq and to hear from Kurdish leaders whose forces launched a ...


Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-0 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)At long, long last, it's true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series.


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