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Congo rebels attack, burn homes near UN base in east

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 7:29am

Congo's army spokesman says rebels have burned homes and a car in a neighborhood in the east of the country where U.N. peacekeeping forces have a base.

Turkey: 8 activists held over anti-govt protests released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:59am

Media reports say Turkish authorities have released from custody eight activists who were detained over allegations they supported mass anti-government protests during 2013.

Azerbaijan opposition leaders arrested in capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:59am

Authorities in Azerbaijan have arrested two opposition leaders in the capital for attempting to organize a procession, including the laying of flowers, at a national cemetery known as the Alley of Martyrs.

Search on for 8 missing Algerian migrants near Sardinia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 6:31am

Italy's coast guard is searching for eight Algerian migrants who apparently tried to swim to shore when the motor of their boat failed off Sardinia's southwest coast.

African leaders applaud Ethiopia prime minister for reforms

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 5:52am

Africa's leaders applauded Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for making substantial reforms in his country as they met to consider improvements to the continent-wide body at a summit that started Saturday.

Afghan official: Taliban target police checkpoint, killing 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 5:51am

An Afghan official says that at least five police officers have been killed when their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the northwestern Badghis province.

Report: US-led airstrikes kill 40 in IS-held area of Syria

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 5:42am

At least 40 people, mostly women and children, were killed Saturday by U.S.-led airstrikes on the last pocket held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a war monitor and Syrian state media reported.

Criminal case as pollution surges in Russian river

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 5:25am

Russian investigators have opened a criminal case after finding pollution levels in a local river far exceeded norms, with ethyl alcohol levels charted at 5,400 times the acceptable limit.

Supporters, opponents clash over Dutch character Black Pete

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 5:22am

Scattered confrontations broke out Saturday between supporters and opponents of the divisive helper of the Dutch version of Santa Claus, police and media reported, amid a fierce and increasingly polarized debate about the helper known as Black Pete.

Britain says Russian contractors have no say in visa process

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 4:00am

Britain's Home Office says that the company contracted to collect visa applications in Russia has "absolutely no involvement with the decision-making process."

Egyptian sentenced to death for killing Christian doctor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 3:53am

Egypt has sentenced an alleged Islamic State supporter to death for stabbing and killing an 82-year-old Christian doctor in Cairo.

Experts weigh the record of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal

Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 17th - 2:24am

After spending nine years and more than $300 million to prosecute leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million of their countrymen, a U.N.-assisted tribunal has ended up convicting only three people for the communist group's heinous actions.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 10:41pm

Crews continue to battle a Northern California wildfire that has killed at least 71 people, making it the country's deadliest in a century. President Donald Trump on Saturday plans to tour the destruction caused by the blaze, which he has blamed on poor forest management in comments that have irked some survivors. There is confusion over how many people are unaccounted for, with Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea saying Friday that more than 1,000 are on the missing list.

Abe visits Darwin shrine to Japanese war dead

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 10:38pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday visited a shrine in Darwin commemorating the deaths of 80 Japanese submariners in waters near the city in World War II.

Argentina: Submarine missing a year found deep in Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:48pm

Argentina's navy announced early Saturday that searchers found the missing submarine ARA San Juan deep in the Atlantic a year after it disappeared with 44 crewmen aboard.

Argentina's navy says submarine missing for year found 800 meters (2,625 feet) down in Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:37pm

Argentina's navy says submarine missing for year found 800 meters (2,625 feet) down in Atlantic.

US opposes UN resolution upholding Syria's right to Golan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 8:00pm

The United States has voted for the first time against a U.N. resolution upholding Syria's right to the Golan Heights, which Israel captured during the 1967 war.

UN committee condemns rights violations against Rohingya

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:27pm

A key U.N. committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims who are treated as outsiders in Myanmar and were victims of a brutal campaign by the country's military.

Classic car enthusiasts plan Dec. 15 festival in Havana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:51pm

Hundreds of antique automobiles are expected to participate in an exhibition in Havana next month, in what its organizers hope will be the biggest gathering ever of classic car enthusiasts in Cuba.