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Cyprus police investigate Israeli owner’s ‘spy’ van

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:46am

Cypriot police have confiscated a van reportedly loaded with sophisticated surveillance equipment and have questioned its Israeli owner following media reports that the vehicle was being hired out to spy on people.

Israeli army arrests Lebanese man who jumps border fence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:51am

The Israeli military says it has arrested a man who crossed its northern border from Lebanon.

Czechs use anniversary of Velvet Revolution to pressure PM

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:11am

About a quarter of a million Czechs gathered on the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that brought an end to decades of communist rule in the country to give Prime Minister Andrej Babis an ultimatum — sell your business or quit your job.

Fire in student apartment block raises Grenfell parallels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:29am

A fire that swept through a six-story student apartment building in northern England has raised concerns that authorities failed to learn the lessons of the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster in which 72 people died.

Indonesia police kill 2 suspects in militant crackdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:42am

Police say they have shot and killed two suspected militants who may have had links to a suicide attack at a busy police station in Indonesia's third-largest city.

UK’s Labour Party hammering out election platform

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:27am

Labour Party leaders are meeting Saturday to hammer out the details of their platform for next month’s U.K. election amid tensions over immigration, which has been central to the debate over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Chinese students head to mainland, fleeing Hong Kong unrest

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:23am

The mainland Chinese students arriving from Hong Kong huddled with their suitcases, waiting for a bus to take them to temporary accommodation in this city across the border from the protest-wracked territory.

St. Mark's Square reopens in Venice, but water remains high

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:06am

Tourists and residents were allowed back into St. Mark’s Square in Venice on Saturday, a day after it was closed due to exceptionally high tidal waters that swept through most of the lagoon city’s already devastated center.

Car bomb kills at least 18 in Syrian town held by Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:52am

A car bomb exploded Saturday in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least 18 people and wounding several others, Syrian opposition activists and Turkey’s Defense Ministry said.

Syrian opposition activists say a car bomb has killed at least 12 in a town controlled by Turkey-backed fighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:43am

Syrian opposition activists say a car bomb has killed at least 12 in a town controlled by Turkey-backed fighters.

Afghan officials: 2 federal prosecutors shot dead near Kabul

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:37am

Afghan officials say gunmen have shot dead two federal prosecutors as they were driving to Bagram Airfield north of the capital, Kabul.

Dutch version of St. Nicholas has controversial sidekick

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 3:09am

The Dutch version of St. Nicholas arrived Saturday in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black Pete.

Australian MP says he and colleague barred entry to China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:44am

An outspoken Australian parliamentarian says he and a colleague have been barred entry to China for a study trip, a development he said was concerning.

Mali’s military abandons isolated outposts amid attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:37am

Mali’s military has abandoned some of its most isolated outposts in the desert north while extremist attacks have killed more than 100 soldiers in just six weeks.

Sudanese officials: 6 troops killed in Yemeni rebel attack

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:33am

Officials in Sudan are saying an attack by Yemeni rebels has killed six members of a Sudanese paramilitary force that’s been fighting in Yemen.

Germany arrests woman, accused of joining IS, on return home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:24am

A German woman accused of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and marrying an IS fighter has been arrested on arrival in Germany.

Iraq officials: Protesters surge toward Baghdad’s Green Zone

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:45am

Iraqi security and medical officials say protesters have pushed closer to the Green Zone, Baghdad’s fortified seat of government, after security forces pulled back following a night of violent altercations.

Prague museum displays totalitarian-era surveillance tech

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:03am

The Iron Curtain was more than just a figure of speech: Communist regimes set up thousands of miles of heavily-guarded, electrified barbed wire fencing to completely isolate Eastern Europe from the West.

Roadside bomb kills 3 paramilitary troops in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:06pm

A Pakistani provincial government minister says a roadside bomb has killed three paramilitary troops and wounded five in the country’s southwest overnight.