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The Latest: Iraq official: Protester dies in bridge clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:39am

The Latest on Iraq’s anti-government protests (all times local):

Iraqi security and medical officials say one protester killed and 32 wounded in clashes on strategic Baghdad bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:27am

Iraqi security and medical officials say one protester killed and 32 wounded in clashes on strategic Baghdad bridge.

TS Raymond fizzles, heavy rain forecast for Mexico’s Baja

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 10:14am

Tropical Storm Raymond has fizzled into a remnant low-pressure system over the Pacific off western Mexico and is forecast to likely avoid a direct hit on the resorts of Los Cabos.

Migrant shot and seriously wounded in Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 9:28am

A Croatian hospital says a migrant is fighting for his life after being shot Friday by police.

Taiwan’s president predicts more pressure from China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 8:46am

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says China’s pressure on the self-governing island democracy will only increase amid a changing international situation.

Egypt officials: 3 security forces killed in Sinai blast

Ashraf Sweillam, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 7:54am

Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has killed at least three members of the security forces in the restive northern Sinai province.

Lebanon’s outgoing PM blasts president’s party over delays

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:53am

Lebanon’s outgoing prime minister is harshly criticizing the party of the country’s president after weeks of delay in forming a new Cabinet.

Algeria kicks off presidential campaign, 5 candidates to run

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:46am

Algeria’s presidential campaign officially kicked off Sunday with five candidates vying to replace the country’s longtime leader, who was pushed out in April amid sustained protests.

Alleged Norwegian spy returns home after Russian prison time

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:20am

A Norwegian man convicted of espionage in Russia has returned to his native country after a Cold War-style spy swap in Lithuania.

Afghan candidate halts another attempt at ballot recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 5:28am

The Afghan election commission has tried to launch another ballot recount but presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah halted the attempt by saying he won't let his observers participate.

Time for hip waders: Venice sees record 3rd exceptional tide

Colleen Barry and Luca Bruno, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:47am

Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche.

Airstrikes kill 5 in northwest rebel-held Syrian village

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:23am

Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes on a rebel-held village in the country’s northwest killed five people.

Yemen government delays return, officials blame separatists

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:03am

Yemeni officials say the government has been forced to delay its return to the city of Aden, blaming southern separatists for stalling on the key point of a power-sharing deal signed early this month to end their infighting.

2 jets collide after landing in Frankfurt, no one injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 3:28am

Authorities say a collision between two passenger jets on the tarmac at Frankfurt Airport caused damage but left no one injured.

Merkel party leader: No overhaul of German coalition deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 2:49am

The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is rejecting calls for an overhaul of the accord underpinning Merkel’s often-fractious coalition government.

Egypt says 9 killed in road accident in southern province

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 1:56am

Egyptian police say nine people were killed when a minibus collided with a small truck on a highway in the southern province of Sohag.

Leaked Russian interference report raises UK vote questions

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 1:56am

Questions about the British government’s failure to release a report on Russia’s interference in the country’s politics continued to dog Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday as critics said leaks from the document raised concerns about the security of next month’s election.

Belarus leader dismisses democracy even as vote takes place

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 1:42am

Belarus’ authoritarian president has disdainfully brushed off concerns that Sunday’s parliament election, from which many opposition figures have been excluded, would be regarded as neither free nor fair.

Iraq protesters block some roads amid strike call

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 1:31am

Anti-government protesters in Iraq have closed some roads in response to a call for a strike from an influential cleric.