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A mourner bows to pay tribute for the victims of a deadly accident following Saturday night's Halloween festivities, at a joint memorial altar set near the scene in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Photo: Lee Jin-man / AP

South Korea Probes Halloween Crowd Surge as Nation Mourns

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police are investigating what caused a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people during Halloween festivities in Seoul last weekend in the country’s worst disasters in years, as President Yoon Suk Yeol and other residents paid respects to the dead at temporary mourning sites.
Rescue workers try to carry victims on the street near the scene, in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. Photo: Lee Jin-man / AP

Crush Kills at Least 151 at Halloween Festivities in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A mass of mostly young people among tens of thousands who gathered to celebrate Halloween in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley, killing at least 151 people and injuring 82 others in South Korea’s worst disaster in years.
In this photo released by Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, center, speaks during the special meeting of Southeast Asian foreign ministers at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Photo: Galih Pradipta, Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs via AP

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Urge More Progress in Myanmar Crisis

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers acknowledged Thursday that their efforts to bring peace to Myanmar haven't succeeded and agreed to increase their determination to end violence in the country, where a military takeover last year set off a crisis that threatens to destabilize the region.
This image from the Twitter page of Elon Musk shows Musk entering Twitter headquarters carrying a sink through the lobby area on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 in San Francisco. Photo: Twitter page of Elon Musk via AP

Musk in Control of Twitter, Ousts Top Executives, Report Says

Elon Musk has taken control of Twitter and ousted the CEO, chief financial officer and the company’s general counsel, two people familiar with the deal said Thursday night.
Chakrapong "Anne" Chakrajutathib, CEO of JKN Global Group, poses during a press conference on Oct. 27, 2022.

Thai Media Tycoon Buys Miss Universe Org for $20M

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai business tycoon and transgender activist has purchased the Miss Universe Organization for $20 million, her company announced Wednesday.
Men cut wood for heating outside Chisinau, Moldova, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. Photo: Aurel Obreja / AP

Europe’s Energy Crisis Raises Firewood Prices, Theft Fears

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Tudor Popescu swings his ax down on a log, then feeds the split wood into a stove that heats his home in the capital of Moldova. As the nights turn chilly, the stack of firewood has been growing higher around him — his provisions for the coming winter.
Debris are scattered around destroyed wooden structures near Aung Bar Lay Village, Hpakant township, Kachin state in Myanmar Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Photo: AP

Ethnic Group Says Myanmar Air Attack Kills 80 at Celebration

BANGKOK (AP) — Air strikes by Myanmar’s military killed as many as 80 people, including singers and musicians, attending an anniversary celebration of the Kachin ethnic minority’s main political organization, members of the group and a rescue worker said Monday.
FILE - A new mural showing the two Conservative leadership contestants Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss appears on a wall in Belfast City Centre, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. Photo: Peter Morrison / AP File

Rishi Sunak: UK’s Ex-treasury Chief Gets His Shot at PM Job

LONDON (AP) — Rishi Sunak ran for Britain's top job and lost. Then he got another shot — and the chance to say “I told you so.”
The wall of a school structure is left standing after it was burned in Taung Myint village in the Magway region of Myanmar on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. Photo: AP

Myanmar Villagers Say Army Beheaded High School Teacher

BANGKOK (AP) — The decapitated body of a high school teacher was left on grotesque display at a school in central Myanmar after he was detained and killed by the military, witnesses said Thursday, marking the latest of many abuses alleged as the army tries to crush opposition to military rule.
In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Photo: Jessica Taylor / UK Parliament via AP

UK’s Liz Truss Quits After Turmoil Obliterated Her Authority

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned Thursday — bowing to the inevitable after a tumultuous, short-lived term in which her policies triggered turmoil in financial markets and a rebellion in her party that obliterated her authority.

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