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The hidden toll of American drones in Yemen: Civilian deaths

Maggie Michael and Maad Al-Zikry, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:29am

The United States has waged a drone war in Yemen for 16 years, trying to suppress al-Qaida's branch here. But the campaign has had a hidden cost: civilians cut down by the drones' missiles.

U.S. Vice President Pence tells Myanmar's Suu Kyi the arrests and convictions of two journalists are "deeply troubling."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:10am

U.S. Vice President Pence tells Myanmar's Suu Kyi the arrests and convictions of two journalists are "deeply troubling."

Vice President Mike Pence tells Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi that violence against Rohingya Muslims is "without excuse."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 11:59pm

Vice President Mike Pence tells Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi that violence against Rohingya Muslims is "without excuse."

Architects, activists slam Jerusalem Old City cable car plan

Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 11:33pm

An Israeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's historic Old City has united architects and Palestinian activists in opposition to a project they say is both an eyesore and a ploy to entrench Israeli control over the city's contested eastern sector.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 10:46pm

Five days after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, people were still waiting for word on their missing loved ones. Over 1,000 evacuees are at more than a half-dozen shelters. Authorities say the fire killed at least 48 and destroyed 7,700 homes.

Chaotic Sri Lankan Parliament rejects president's chosen PM

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 10:42pm

Sri Lanka's Parliament passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by the hastily sworn-in Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as lawmakers convened Wednesday for the first time since the president dismissed his Cabinet and suspended the legislature last month.

Sri Lanka's Parliament passes no-confidence vote against government headed by former strongman appointed prime minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 10:33pm

Sri Lanka's Parliament passes no-confidence vote against government headed by former strongman appointed prime minister.

Rain closes some polling venues as Fiji elects new leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 8:14pm

Heavy rainfall was affecting some voting in Fiji's general election Wednesday, as two men who led different military coups battled for control of the island nation.

Former Honduran president criticizes brother's prosecution

Freddy Cuevas, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:19pm

Former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said Tuesday that the Central American country's current government is trampling his honor by bringing corruption cases against his wife and most recently his brother.

UN envoy: New Iraq government plans to uproot IS extremists

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:00pm

Iraq's new government plans to intensify efforts to uproot cells of the Islamic State extremist group and introduce "robust measures" to achieve sustainable security throughout the country, the country's U.N. envoy said Tuesday.

Premier: Romania ready for EU presidency amid EU criticism

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:06pm

Romania's prime minister dismissed suggestions Tuesday that the country isn't prepared to take over the rotating presidency of the European Union next year, despite criticism from the bloc that the country is backsliding on democratic reforms.

Civilians in Israel, Gaza feel helpless amid new fighting

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:34pm

Loren Amar was watching TV with her father around midnight when an air-raid siren warning of incoming rocket fire blared through their working-class neighborhood in southern Israel.

Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:11pm

Slovakia's president has condemned a move by the country's police, which started questioning the organizers of recent massive anti-government protests over allegations of staging a coup and corruption.

Gaza timeline: Main events in years of Israel-Hamas clashes

Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 11:21am

The latest round of fighting in Gaza is rooted in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and comes after Israel and the territory's Hamas rulers have fought three wars in the past decade.

WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 10:51am

The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization predicted Tuesday that Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, saying that informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission.

Erdogan: Audio recording of Khashoggi killing is a 'true disaster'

Euan McKirdy, CNN  |  Posted Nov 13th - 10:21am

An audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a "true disaster" that "shocked" the Saudi intelligence officer who heard it, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Czech government to face no-confidence vote over PM scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 9:26am

The coalition government of the Czech prime minister will face a no-confidence vote proposed by the opposition amid allegations that Andrej Babis' son was deliberately kept abroad to avoid being questioned about the leader's fraud charges.

US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravan

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 9:07am

The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico.

Macedonia to seek arrest in Hungary of former prime minister

Konstantin Testorides and Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 9:03am

Macedonia will seek the arrest with an international warrant of conservative former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski after confirming he fled to Hungary to avoid serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption, authorities said Tuesday.