MOSCOW (AP) — A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid. All 15 crew members on board the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane were killed when it was downed Monday by Syrian air defense forces that mistook it for Israeli jets. The incident threatened to derail the close security ties between Russia and Israel.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Polish police are looking for a man who threw a stone into a synagogue in the city of Gdansk as members of the Jewish community were praying at the end of the Yom Kippur holiday. On Thursday, police released security footage of the incident, which shows a man in a dark shirt and jeans walking up to the New Synagogue and throwing a stone into a window.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - The Latest on Uganda's pop star politician (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine is vowing to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying." The singer whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu spoke to reporters shortly after police escorted him home from the airport amid heavy security. He says that "I didn't know where they were taking me. They just grabbed me."
PARIS (AP) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is refusing to undergo a court-ordered psychiatric exam for tweeting brutal images of Islamic State violence, comparing the demand to methods used in totalitarian regimes. A preliminary charge of distribution of violent images was filed in March against Le Pen, a lawmaker, after her immunity was lifted.
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) - A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan independence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a prison courtyard and see their separatist heroes.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A train slammed into an electric cargo bike in the Netherlands on Thursday, killing four young children and leaving two other people critically injured, authorities said. Police spokeswoman Dianne van Gameren said the victims were "primary school age" and some of them came from the same family. Their identities were not released.
TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader and a push toward a constitutional revision. The decisive victory may embolden Abe to pursue his long-sought amendment to Japan's U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution, although the hurdles remain high and doing so would carry political risks.
MOSCOW (AP) - Election officials in Russia's Far East have cancelled the results of Sunday's gubernatorial election following reports of blatant vote rigging and say they will hold a new vote. The Election Commission in the Primorye region voted Thursday to nullify the results due to numerous violations and called for a new vote in December.
BERLIN (AP) - A decision to give a new government job to Germany's domestic intelligence chief, who was removed from that post after appearing to downplay recent far-right protests, is causing discontent in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition.