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Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall

Israel's Antiquities Authority's Joe Uziel stands in an ancient Roman theater-like structure in the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem's old city, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Israeli archaeologists have announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique 1,800-year-old structure abutting the Western Wall that is believed to have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian's reign. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian's reign.

George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins Booker prize

Author George Saunders of the United States with his book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' during a photocall with all six shortlisted authors of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, in London, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The winner of the award will be announced Tuesday at a ceremony in London.

American author George Saunders won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife.


Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there.


Guatemala extends UN anti-corruption official's visa

The Guatemalan government has renewed the visa of the U.N. anti-corruption commissioner but instructed him to "refrain from interfering in the internal affairs" of the country.


Somali community leaders announce fundraising for Mogadishu victims

Mosques will collect money to help those affected by the bombing.


Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators.


The Latest: Amnesty says Myanmar killed 100s of Rohingya

The Latest on Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh (all times local):


Brazil's Senate confronts court, returns suspended lawmaker

The Senate rejected a decision of Brazil's top court and returned a suspended lawmaker to his post Tuesday, in what critics said was the latest self-protection move by politicians accused of corruption.


In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing

Anguished families scoured Somalia's capital Tuesday in search of scores still missing from Saturday's bomb blast that killed more than 300 people in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years.


The Latest: UN leader gives condolences over Somalia bombing

The latest on the deadly explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local):


U.S.-backed forces take control of ISIS stronghold

It's unclear what next move in Syria is for U.S.


As Kurds retreat, Iraqi troops reclaim disputed oil fields

Separatists had held the facilities for three years.


The Latest: UN says Raqqa liberation from IS is game changer

The Latest on developments in Syria as Islamic State militants make their last stand in the city of Raqqa (all times local):


Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings

Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday suspended protests intended to press for reforms to Kenya's electoral commission ahead of the second attempt at a presidential election being held Oct. 26.


Greenpeace plane crashes in northern Brazil killing 1

A small plane used by Greenpeace crashed in Brazil's Amazon rain forest Tuesday, killing one of the five people on board, the environmental group said.


Catalan leaders say Madrid ruined chance for talks

Separatists angry about arrest of two leaders.


Kurds pull out abruptly from disputed Iraqi areas

Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk — a dramatic redeployment of forces that opened the way for government troops to move into energy-rich and other strategically important territories.


Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal

Spain's top court ruled Tuesday that an independence referendum in Catalonia was unconstitutional, adding weight to government efforts to block the region from breaking away from the rest of the country but not persuading demonstrators demanding the release of two jailed separatist activists.


U.S. charges Chinese nationals in fentanyl trafficking case

Chinese nationals allegedly sold fentanyl to Americans.