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Madagascar heads to runoff election on Dec. 19

Laetitia Bezain, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 7:57am

In Madagascar, two former heads of state qualified for the second round of the presidential election, to be held on Dec. 19.

Finnish president says he briefed Trump on forest monitoring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 6:08am

Finland's president says that he briefed U.S. President Donald Trump amid the California wildfires on how the Nordic country effectively monitors its substantial forest resources with a well-working surveillance system.

Azeri opposition leader faces charges after illegal rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 5:44am

The head of Azeri opposition party Popular Front faces legal action after authorities arrested him in Baku for attempting to lead an unsanctioned demonstration.

Attacks kill 5 security forces in Pakistan

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 5:28am

Pakistani officials say five soldiers have been killed in two separate attacks by suspected militants.

Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych to miss treason hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 4:18am

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych won't be able to appear before a Kiev court on Monday because of injuries sustained on a Moscow tennis court, his lawyer said.

Cambodian official says Khmer Rouge tribunal's work is done

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 4:09am

A top Cambodian government official has reiterated his government's intention to end the work of the U.N.-backed tribunal that last week convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

US-led coalition denies reports it killed dozens in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 4:04am

The U.S.-led coalition denied reports that airstrikes it carried out in a part of eastern Syria held by the Islamic State group killed dozens of civilians, while opposition activists reported clashes Sunday between government forces and IS in nearby districts.

Grenade attack on northern India prayer hall kills 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 3:33am

Three people were killed and over a dozen injured on Sunday when two men on a motorbike targeted a prayer hall with a grenade in northern India, police said. 

Israel's Netanyahu makes 'last effort' to save government

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 2:49am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he was heading into a meeting with his top coalition partner in a "last effort" to prevent the collapse of his government, which has been rocked by the resignation of its defense minister over a cease-fire agreement with Gaza militants.

Rights group says Egypt arrests 40 lawyers, activists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 2:34am

An international rights group says Egypt has rounded up at least 40 lawyers and activists since last month, the latest arrests in a wide-scale crackdown on dissent.

Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed outside home

Nabil Al-Jurani, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:28am

Hundreds of Basra residents mourned a Muslim cleric on Sunday who police said was killed outside his home after he suggested that protesters should take up arms over poor public services in the city.

Turkey keeps 1 activist under arrest, releases 12 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:26am

Turkey's official news agency says one person has been kept in custody in an investigation over allegations of supporting mass anti-government protests in 2013 with links to a prominent philanthropist.

Interpol meets to select new president after China's arrest

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:09am

Police chiefs from around the world gathered in Dubai on Sunday for Interpol's general assembly to select a new president after the agency's former official in the post was detained in China.

AP PHOTOS: Sights of Rome include monumental eyesores

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:08am

Rome's monumental problems of garbage and decay exist side-by-side with the Italian capital's glories, including the Colosseum.

Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 12:09am

The Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office, a Taliban official and another individual close to the group said Sunday.

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 11:18pm

It was spring 2007 in northern Iraq when 6-year-old Saja Saleem raced home from school with the good news about her excellent grades, hoping to receive the gift her father had promised her.

In Jordan's ancient Petra, sirens warn of flash floods

Laure Van Ruymbeke, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 11:09pm

In ancient times, Arab tribesmen dug diversion tunnels to protect their low-lying trading post of Petra against desert flash floods. More than two millennia later, an alarm system warns visitors if flood water rushes toward what has become Jordan's main tourist attraction.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:41pm

"We've never seen anything like this in California." That's what President Donald Trump said while visiting fire-ravaged Northern California on Saturday. Trump stood among the ruins of the town of Paradise, calling the fast-moving wildfire "this monster." Then Trump met briefly in an airport hangar with families of the victims of the mass shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.

Roadside bomb kills 2 local officials in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:28pm

Afghan authorities say a roadside bomb has killed two local officials in the eastern Logar province.