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Jordan launches computerized census, first in 11 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:20am

Jordan has launched a national census to provide greater clarity about a population that includes large numbers of Syrian refugees and foreign workers.

US warns of 'imminent' attack in Afghan capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:00am

The U.S. Embassy says it has received "credible reports of an imminent attack" in the Afghan capital.

Kosovo Parliament disrupted with tear gas, again

Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:51am

The opposition in Kosovo said Monday it would turn to street protests to get the government to cancel deals with Serbia and Montenegro after its lawmakers were barred from Parliament after they again broke up a session with tear gas.

16 dead in fight at overcrowded Guatemala prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:21am

Officials in Guatemala said Monday the death toll in a brawl among inmates at an overcrowded prison has risen to 16, including three inmates who were decapitated.

Haiti opposition says transitional gov't may be needed

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:00am

Eight candidates in last month's disputed presidential vote are demanding changes in Haiti's electoral council and national police department. And if that doesn't happen by next month, they are calling for a transitional government to oversee new general elections.

UK's Labour Party leader faces showdown over Syria strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:00am

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has indicated that his divided party's parliamentary members will be allowed a "free vote" on whether to launch airstrikes against militants in Syria.

Report: Turkey detains 1,300 migrants in sweep

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:00am

Authorities in northwestern Turkey on Monday rounded up some 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants allegedly preparing to make their way into Greece, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.

Boko Haram destroys Nigerian military base; 107 troops MIA

Ibrahim Adulaziz and Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:52am

Boko Haram destroyed a Nigerian military base as soldiers fled and only self-defense fighters prevented the insurgents from retaking a northeastern town, residents said Monday.

Suicide bombing against Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad kills 9

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:41am

A suicide bomber targeted Shiite Muslims taking part in an annual pilgrimage in Baghdad on Monday, killing nine people and wounding another 21, Iraqi security officials said.

US activist heading home after serving Peru terror sentence

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:30am

American activist Lori Berenson is finally heading home to New York, two decades after being found guilty of aiding leftist rebels in Peru.

Turkey won't apologize to Russia over warplane downing

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:30am

Turkey won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the military was doing its job defending the country's airspace.

Night fire in dorms kills 7 at Nigerian girls' school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:00am

An official says a fire has gutted the dormitories of a girls' high school in northern Kano state, killing 7 students and injuring 25.

US-backed rebels, rival insurgents clash in Syria, 20 killed

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:51am

Fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and rival militants has killed more than 20 people in northern Syria over the past two days, opposition activists said on Monday.

South African appeals court nears Pistorius ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:50am

An official says a top South African appeals court is finalizing a decision on whether to send Oscar Pistorius back to prison by overturning a lower court's manslaughter conviction and finding the double-amputee Olympian guilty of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Chinese president to head to Africa

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:20am

Some immigration signs at Zimbabwe's main international airport are in Chinese, a sign of China's deep economic inroads in Africa, which Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit this week.

Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen

Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:20am

A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy whose slaying was part of a chain of events that led to last year's Gaza war.

Germany mulls sending up to 1,200 troops on Syria mission

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:10am

Germany is planning to send up to 1,200 troops to support the international coalition fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria, officials said Monday.

Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels

Didi Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:01am

Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants.

Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks

Nancy Benac and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:00am

President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to decrease tensions with Turkey, as the U.S. and Russian leaders met briefly on the sidelines of global climate talks outside Paris.