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AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

E. Eduardo Castillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:45pm

Bolivia’s Evo Morales on Friday called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico.

AP Interview: Evo Morales calls on United Nations, possibly Pope Francis, to mediate Bolivia’s political crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:41pm

AP Interview: Evo Morales calls on United Nations, possibly Pope Francis, to mediate Bolivia’s political crisis.

Chileans blinded by police firing pellet guns in protests

Eva Vergara and Patricia Luna, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:36pm

Chileans are accustomed to seeing violent clashes between police and demonstrators but a new trend is leaving them shaken: the blinding of protesters by shotgun pellets fired by state’s security agents.

In Cuba, Spanish king calls for political diversity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:46pm

Spanish King Felipe VI has called for political diversity and freedom of expression during an official visit to Cuba.

Colombia adoptees find family decades after volcano tragedy

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:37pm

Jenifer de la Rosa was just a week old when Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano exploded, unleashing a wall of mud that buried an entire town and left 25,000 dead.

UN aid chief: Over 11 million Syrians need humanitarian aid

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:45pm

Over 11 million people across Syria need aid — more than half the country’s estimated population — and the U.N. and other organizations are reaching an average of 5.6 million people a month, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Thursday.

Mexico’s president faces challenge over human rights

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:41pm

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador faced criticism Thursday over the newly appointed head of the country’s human rights agency.

Iran imposes fuel rationing, increases prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:00pm

Iran’s state news agency is reporting that authorities have imposed rationing and increased the prices of fuel.

General’s battlefield talk on Notre Dame rebuilding shocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:28pm

A general named to oversee reconstruction of fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral has received a public reprimand for advising the chief architect for France’s historic monuments to “shut his mouth.”

Key UN committee condemns North Korean violations of rights

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:22pm

A key U.N. committee approved a resolution Thursday condemning North Korea’s widespread human rights violations which may amount to crimes against humanity — a decision denounced by the country’s U.N. mission as “politically motivated” and based on “fabrications.”

German lawmakers approve compulsory measles vaccine plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:21pm

Germany's parliament has passed a law requiring that children who attend school or daycare must be vaccinated for measles.

The Latest: State of emergency declared in flood-hit Venice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:08am

The Latest on the record flooding in Venice. (all times local):

Officials seek faster trial for US teens in Rome cop slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:45am

The lawyer of one of the two young Americans jailed in Rome over the slaying of a Carabinieri police officer says prosecutors have requested a speedier trial for the two teenagers.

The Latest: UN sends envoy to help with Bolivia crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:37am

The Latest on Bolivia’s political confrontation (all times local):

Iraqi protests celebrate 2-1 win over Iran in soccer match

Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:36am

Anti-government protesters in Iraq’s capital city are celebrating with fireworks a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match, hoping it’ll return momentum to their movement.

Strong quake hits Indonesia sea; local tsunami risk reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:30am

A strong earthquake hit off the Indonesian coast in the Molucca Sea early Friday, creating the risk of tsunami in nearby areas.

Bolivia’s interim leader says Evo Morales cannot run in new elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:26am

Bolivia’s interim leader says Evo Morales cannot run in new elections.

The Latest: EU launches action against UK over commissioner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:16am

The Latest on Britain’s failure to name a candidate for the new European Commission. (all times local):

Pakistani officials: 2 Islamic State members arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:11am

Pakistani security officials say they have arrested two suspected members of the Islamic State group in a raid on their hideout in the eastern Punjab province.