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EU auditors struggle to track use of Turkey refugee money

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 4:03pm

European Union auditors on Tuesday said that Turkish officials refused to provide information that would help establish whether 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) in EU refugee aid money is being properly spent.

More women in poor countries use contraception, says report

Ignatius Ssuuna and Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 2:40pm

More women and girls in poor countries are using modern contraception, signifying progress in efforts to involve women in family planning, according to a report released Monday.

Tunisia PM faces confidence vote amid political tensions

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 2:14pm

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed faced lawmakers in a marathon debate Monday ahead of a vote of confidence needed to approve the government he reshuffled a week ago in a bid to end a months-long paralyzing political crisis.

Amnesty says panicked civilians fled hospital in Hodeida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 12:40pm

Amnesty International says heavy fighting near a hospital in Yemen forced hundreds of patients to flee across the street, some carrying their own medical equipment, as shrapnel rained down.

Human rights commission expresses 'concern' over Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 12:38pm

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has expressed "deep concern" over human rights in Brazil and says it will monitor what happens when the government of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro assumes office on Jan. 1.

Macedonian police issue arrest warrant for former PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 12:29pm

Macedonian police sought the country's former prime minister late Monday, looking to arrest him to begin serving a two-year prison term following his conviction on corruption-related charges.

Israeli airstrike hits Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 12:18pm

Israeli airstrike hits Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza.

Lebanon to form body to probe civil war disappearances

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 11:50am

Lebanon's parliament on Monday approved the formation of an independent commission to help determine the fate of thousands of people who went missing during the country's civil war, which ended nearly three decades ago.

Migrant caravan moves to western Mexico city of Guadalajara

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:28am

Several thousand Central American migrants heading for the U.S. border arrived in the western Mexico city of Guadalajara with help from truckers and other motorists Monday, marking a month since their trek began.

UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits

Kiyoko Metzler, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 9:47am

The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives.

Congo opposition parties quits pact to back sole candidate

Saleh Mwanamilongo and Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 9:40am

Congo's two leading opposition parties withdrew from a pact to support a single presidential contender on Monday, significantly weakening efforts to defeat the ruling party candidate backed by long-time President Joseph Kabila.

The Latest: Bulgaria says it won't sign UN migration pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 8:52am

The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

'Ghost boats' believed from N. Korea wash up on Japan shores

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 8:41am

Scores of dilapidated wooden boats believed to be from North Korea have washed ashore in northern Japan in a seasonal influx.

Genoa mayor aims to start demolition next month

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 8:29am

Genoa's mayor says demolition is planned to start next month on part of the highway bridge whose collapse killed 43 people in August.

Gaultier is latest fashion designer to stop using fur

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 8:22am

Parisian couturier Jean Paul Gaultier has become the latest fashion designer to shun the use of fur in his designs.

Egypt sentences ex-governor to 10 years for bribery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 8:15am

An Egyptian court has sentenced a former governor to 10 years in prison for accepting bribes to award public works contracts.

The Latest: UN, Egypt working to end Gaza fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 8:04am

The latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):

UN atomic watchdog: Iran staying within nuclear deal limitations, providing access to all sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 8:01am

UN atomic watchdog: Iran staying within nuclear deal limitations, providing access to all sites.

Israeli military says a bus has been hit by fire from the Gaza Strip as air raid sirens sound in southern Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 7:56am

Israeli military says a bus has been hit by fire from the Gaza Strip as air raid sirens sound in southern Israel .