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Severe cyclone kills 10 in southern India; 80,000 evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:46pm

A severe cyclone has unleashed heavy rains and winds of 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour, killing at least 10 people in southern India.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:41pm

Paradise, California, a town of 27,000 literally went up in smoke in the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history. The death toll, for now, is 63, but hundreds are missing. And memories are all that's left for many of the survivors. They recall a friendly place where the pace was relaxed, where families put down roots and visitors opted to stay. In a matter of hours last week, it all disappeared.

The tribunal that found two former Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide has sentenced them to life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:59pm

The tribunal that found two former Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide has sentenced them to life in prison.

Imelda Marcos posts bail for graft conviction in Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:48pm

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos on Friday posted a $7,400 bail for provisional liberty after she was found guilty of graft and ordered imprisoned.

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders have been found guilty of genocide for killings during group's brutal rule of Cambodia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:41pm

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders have been found guilty of genocide for killings during group's brutal rule of Cambodia.

Group calls for bigger Seoul role in tackling TB in NKorea

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:51pm

A U.S.-based nonprofit group has called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under strengthened U.S.-led sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile program.

The Latest: Pence cites progress on N. Korea but more needed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:44pm

The Latest on North Korea's new tactical weapon test (all times local):

Australia, Malaysia trade words over Israel embassy shift

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:44pm

A top Australian official seized Friday on past comments from Malaysia's prime minister seen as anti-Semitic, amid a diplomatic war of words over the possibility of Canberra moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

New Zealand makes biggest cocaine bust in banana shipment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:43pm

New Zealand police have made the country's largest cocaine seizure, with 190 kilograms (418 pounds) of the drug found in a container of bananas shipped from Panama.

Last Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide, get life terms

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:58pm

The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge that brutally ruled Cambodia in the 1970s were convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes Friday by an international tribunal.

US fails to weaken UN references to sexual health

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:19pm

The United States failed in an attempt to water down references to "sexual and reproductive health" in a U.N. resolution Thursday despite support from China and many Islamic countries.

North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacy

Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:49pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified "newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon," state media reported Friday, in an apparent bid to apply pressure on the United States and South Korea.

Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:20pm

Mexico's Supreme Court invalidated a controversial law signed last year that created a legal framework for the military to work in a policing role in much of the country, ruling Thursday that the measure violated the constitution by trying to normalize the use of the armed forces in public safety.

Students fill streets of Colombia capital in education march

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:14pm

Thousands of students have disrupted life in Colombia's capital with amid nationwide demonstrations called to press demands for President Ivan Duque to increase education spending.

UN committee criticizes human rights violations in Iran

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:02pm

A U.N. committee on human rights approved a resolution Thursday urging Iran to stop its widespread use of arbitrary detention and expressing serious concern at its "alarmingly high" use of the death penalty.

Key UN committee condemns North Korea's rights violations

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:47pm

A key U.N. committee adopted a resolution Thursday condemning North Korea's "longstanding and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights" and strongly urging its government to immediately end the abuses.

Family: North Carolina hiker missing in Mexico killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:19pm

The family of an American hiker missing in northern Mexico says that the state government has informed it that he was killed by a criminal organization.

Uruguay's Senate Oks law for entry of US planes, personnel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:16pm

Uruguay's Senate approved a law Thursday allowing U.S. aircraft, military personnel and civilians into the South American country to help provide security for a Group of 20 summit of world leaders in neighboring Argentina.

The Latest: Albania: Fugitive pol used Hungary embassy's car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:32pm

The Latest on Macedonia's fugitive former prime minister (all times local):