{FD} Congo court sentences 12 to life for child rapes, murder

A military court in eastern Congo has sentenced a dozen militia members, including a lawmaker, to life in prison for the rapes of more than 46 children as young as 11 months old.

{FD} New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents fleeing as flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns.

{FD} A look at the Santa Ana winds fanning California fires

The wildfires raging in Southern California are being fanned by Santa Ana winds, the notoriously gusty and witheringly dry blasts that are linked to some of the worst infernos in the region’s history.

{FD} Yemen’s chaos deepens after rebels killed ex-president Saleh

The killing of Yemen’s ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the country’s Shiite rebels as their alliance crumbled has thrown the nearly three-year civil war into unpredictable new chaos.

{FD} The Latest: Syrian gov’t exits Geneva talks over Assad memo

The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 3:15 p.m.

{FD} The Latest: Syria denounces critical report at OPCW meeting

The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Syria and its allies have clashed with other nations at the annual conference of member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog, underscoring how politicized the body has become since Damascus joined.

{FD} Egypt’s Sufis now targeted by Islamist violence

The mosque attack in Egypt’s Sinai by some two-dozen heavily armed Islamic militants on Friday which killed over 300 people was built by a prominent Sufi figure.

{FD} French authorities free 3 in probe into Charlie Hebdo attack

The Paris prosecutor’s office says three people who were put into custody in an investigation into the January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher store in Paris have been freed.

{FD} AP source: Authorities believe border agent may have fallen

A U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation into the death of a border patrol agent in South Texas says the surviving agent who radioed for help doesn’t remember what happened.

{FD} Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for nearly 60 problem drivers

Colorado regulators have issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber’s parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company.

{FD} South Sudan says ex-military chief freed from house arrest

South Sudan says former military chief of staff Paul Malong has been released from house arrest on humanitarian grounds and flown to Kenya for medical treatment.

{FD} Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protest

A rights lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered a prominent activist to remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest against the government’s transfer of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

{FD} AP Interview: UN food chief says to end hunger, end conflict

The head of the U.N. food agency is telling world leaders that the only way to end global hunger is to end conflicts, which would also free up billions of dollars to build roads and infrastructure and promote economic growth in all developing countries.

{FD} Archeologists discover ancient gymnasium near Egypt’s Cairo

Egypt’s antiquities ministry says archaeologists have discovered remnants of an ancient gymnasium dating back about 2,300 years, from the Hellenistic period.

{FD} Egypt airstrikes kill militants, destroy vehicles

Egypt’s military says its airstrikes have destroyed three vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosives, and killed a “large number” of militants in the western desert allegedly involved in a brazen ambush on the country’s police earlier this month.

{FD} Ex-officer settles lawsuit over Confederate flag underwear

A former South Carolina police officer fired after a photo of him posing in Confederate flag underwear appeared online has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit.

{FD} After 15 years in US, man from Brazil fighting deportation

An immigrant from Brazil who lives in New Hampshire and faces deportation Nov. 5 is fighting for his case to be heard, saying federal officials aren’t honoring a nearly 15-year-old agreement allowing him to stay in the U.S. Fifty-eight-year-old Renato Filippi entered the U.S. through Mexico in 2002 with the help of smugglers.

{FD} Egypt arrests 12 suspected militants southwest of Cairo

Egypt’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested 12 suspected militants in a province southwest of the capital Cairo, a few days after authorities officially announced that at least 16 policemen were killed in a brazen ambush by militants.

{FD} Egypt says destroyed arms convoy crossing from Libya

Egypt’s military says it has destroyed eight vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosives, and killed militants in the western desert, after they crossed borders with neighboring Libya.