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The Latest: First death reported in Lebanon's protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 3:22pm

The latest on naionwide protests in Lebanon (all times local):

Lebanese man shot dead during demonstrations in south Beirut, marking first death in 27 days of nationwide protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 3:13pm

Lebanese man shot dead during demonstrations in south Beirut, marking first death in 27 days of nationwide protests.

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 3:02pm

U.N. experts say al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions.

Apparent pirate attack on ship in Mexico wounds 2 Italians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 2:36pm

The Mexican navy says two Italian crew members were wounded in an attack by armed assailants who boarded their ship in the Gulf of Mexico.

Bolivian lawmaker seeks way out of crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 1:13pm

With Bolivia politically adrift, a 52-year-old lawmaker, women's rights activist and former television presenter is trying to fill the leadership void and guide the country out of crisis.

Bomb attack kills 3 soldiers on patrol in northwest Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 11:37am

Pakistan says a roadside bomb killed three soldiers and wounded another in a northwestern district bordering Afghanistan.

Egypt won't prosecute girl who killed her alleged rapist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 11:35am

Egypt's top prosecutor says there are no grounds to prosecute a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her.

Mali says several extremists dead in new military offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:40am

Mali's government says several extremists have been killed after the army launched a large-scale offensive in parts of the central Mopti region.

Screening of Polanski movie to go ahead despite allegation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 9:31am

The Paris screening of a new French-Italian film "An Officer and a Spy" is going ahead despite a new allegation that its director Roman Polanski raped a woman decades ago. Tuesday's screening will be attended by the film's crew.

Poor air quality closes schools in Iran's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 9:06am

Dangerously poor air quality has forced Iran's government to close all primary schools in the capital, Tehran, a city home to 10 million people.

Danish court jails repatriated Islamic State fighter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 8:24am

A foreign fighter from Denmark has been jailed in pre-trial custody for 27 days, a day after the man was deported from Turkey, which has begun to send home people who fought for the Islamic State group.

The Latest: Venezuelans march to back Bolivia's Morales

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 7:42am

The Latest on Bolivia's political turmoil (all times local):

Belarus' leader visits Austria, pushes for closer EU ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 7:42am

Belarus' authoritarian leader says his nation is hoping for better ties with the European Union.

22 Algerians convicted for waving Berber flag at protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 7:09am

An Algerian court has sentenced 22 young protesters to a year in prison for waving Berber flags at pro-democracy demonstrations that have shaken the country's political system all year.

Pakistan to remove ailing ex-PM from no-fly list

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 7:09am

Pakistan says its ailing ex-prime minister will be allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment.

3 fatally shot as long Thai legal dispute turns violent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 7:06am

Three people have been fatally shot in a courtroom in eastern Thailand when a long-running legal feud turned violent.

Denmark starts border checks at crossings to Sweden

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 6:59am

Danish police on Tuesday began performing border checks at the country's crossings with Sweden, moves that followed a series of shootings and explosions around Copenhagen that Danish authorities say were carried out by people crossing the waterway between the Scandinavian neighbors.

Socialists, left-wing party reach coalition deal in Spain

CiarÁn Giles and Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 6:45am

The leaders of Spain's Socialist party and the left-wing United We Can party said Tuesday they had reached a preliminary agreement to form a coalition government, two days after a general election called to try to break months of political deadlock.

Hungary: Former swim boss denies role in rival's 1998 murder

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 6:41am

The former head of Hungary's swimming federation on Tuesday denied any role in the 1998 killing of a rival media mogul.