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Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US border

Cedar Attansio and Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:59pm

Lizbeth Garcia tended to her 3-year-old son outside a tent pitched on a sidewalk, their temporary home while they wait for their number to be called to claim asylum in the United States.

Thunberg calls for climate action in oil-rich Alberta

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:33pm

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg stayed away from any direct criticism of Alberta's oil sands as she took her message to the oil-rich Canadian province.

Israel: Palestinian wielding knife shot dead in West Bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:21pm

Israeli authorities say security personnel have shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian at a West Bank checkpoint.

Pro-independence protesters set fires, clash with police in Barcelona

Ivana Kottasová, Laura Perez Maestro and Simon Cullen, CNN  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:54pm

Fires and violence broke out in the streets of Barcelona on Friday, as more than half a million pro-independence protesters gathered in the Catalan capital, the local police said.

'Only God is with us': A Syrian family feels betrayed by US

Andrea Rosa and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:04pm

For months, every time Turkey threatened to invade northern Syria, Salwa Hanna told her husband they should take their children and flee from the border town of Kobani. And every time, he told her not to worry, because the Americans were there.

Climate protester in Boris Johnson garb scales Big Ben tower

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:56am

A climate-change protester dressed as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has climbed the Big Ben clocktower at Britain's Parliament.

Timeline of Catalan separatism that has rocked Spain

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:05am

Large demonstrations to protest this week's conviction of 12 leaders of Catalonia's swelling separatist movement turned violent at times.

Berlin zoo's panda cubs take 1st glimpse of the world

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:46am

A Berlin zoo says two panda cubs born in August have opened their eyes to the world for the first time this week.

UN says Ebola in Congo still qualifies as global emergency

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:44am

The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, even though the number of confirmed cases has slowed in recent weeks.

Lebanese prime minister gives political adversaries 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:58am

Lebanese prime minister gives political adversaries 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing protests.

Bahrain's King Hamad appoints son national security adviser

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:51am

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has appointed his fast-rising son as the island kingdom's new national security adviser.

Germany: Officials pledge crackdown after synagogue attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:41am

Germany's top security officials are backing calls for tougher measures to fight far-right extremism following a deadly anti-Semitic rampage last week.

The Latest: Mexico says 8 died in Culiacan cartel clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:14am

The Latest on violence in northern Mexico after an attempt to capture drug trafficker's son (all times local):

Mexican officials say 8 died in gunbattles in Culiacan after attempt to arrest Sinaloa cartel leader's son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:04am

Mexican officials say 8 died in gunbattles in Culiacan after attempt to arrest Sinaloa cartel leader's son.

2nd victim dies after Austrian refugee shelter knife attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:07am

Austrian police say a 32-year-old social worker has died days after suffering serious stab wounds during an attack at a refugee shelter.

French President Emmanuel Macron says Turkey's military operation in Syria is 'madness'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:33am

French President Emmanuel Macron says Turkey's military operation in Syria is 'madness'

Failed raid against El Chapo’s son leaves 8 dead in Mexico

AndrÉs Villarreal and MarÍa Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:24am

Mexican authorities say they backed off an attempt to capture a son of drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after cartel gunmen shooting heavy weapons and burning vehicles that paralyzed the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state — apparently outgunning lawmen.

EU Council President Tusk says the "so-called" Syria ceasefire is "a demand of capitulation of the Kurds."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:08am

EU Council President Tusk says the "so-called" Syria ceasefire is "a demand of capitulation of the Kurds."

Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask ban

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:34am

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China's leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies.