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Afghan officials say the Taliban have killed 30 policemen in blistering overnight attack in western Farah province

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:48pm

Afghan officials say the Taliban have killed 30 policemen in blistering overnight attack in western Farah province.

Sri Lankan lawmakers fight in Parliament over PM dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:18pm

Rival lawmakers have exchanged blows in Sri Lanka's Parliament as the disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the speaker had no authority to remove him from office by voice vote.

Rival lawmakers come to blows in Sri Lankan Parliament over PM dispute as speaker says country has no government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:16pm

Rival lawmakers come to blows in Sri Lankan Parliament over PM dispute as speaker says country has no government.

Pakistani missing police officer's body found in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:14pm

Pakistan's foreign ministry and the Afghan ambassador have confirmed that the body of a Pakistani police officer who went missing in Islamabad last month has been found in neighboring Afghanistan.

Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:00pm

Medical staff say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been healing well, showing their cheeky side, and have become impossible to keep apart.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:41pm

Wildfire experts say the Northern California wildfire that has killed at least 56 is the deadliest in a century. California officials say the fire burning far north of San Francisco killed more people than any blaze in the state's recorded history. But the U.S. government doesn't closely track civilian casualties. Stephen Pyne, an Arizona State University professor and fire historian, said Wednesday the fire certainly is the deadliest since 1918, when a wildfire in Minnesota killed 1,000 people.

Bangladesh plans to move forward with Rohingya repatriation

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:38pm

Bangladesh authorities said the repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who fled army-led violence in Myanmar will begin as scheduled Thursday if people are willing to go, despite calls from United Nations officials and human rights groups to hold off.

Bangladesh says repatriation of some Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar will begin Thursday as scheduled if people volunteer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:34pm

Bangladesh says repatriation of some Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar will begin Thursday as scheduled if people volunteer.

Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to US border

Elliot Spagat and Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:02pm

The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to join them before making their next moves.

Verdicts on Khmer Rouge leaders may be tribunal's last gasp

Sopheng Cheang and Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:44pm

The tribunal judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians will issue verdicts Friday in the latest — and perhaps last — of such trials.

Uruguay lawmakers Ok entry of US planes, soldiers for summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:19pm

Uruguayan lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday allowing eight U.S. aircraft and up to 400 American military personnel and civilians into the South American country to provide security for a Group of 20 summit of world leaders in neighboring Argentina.

Mexico president-elect will continue to lean on military

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:04pm

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday he will continue to rely heavily on the military for internal security and appeared to dismiss aspirations of Mexico someday having effective civilian police forces.

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

Elliot Spagat and Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:28pm

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border.

Red Cross says conditions not right for Rohingyas to return

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:18pm

The International Committee of the Red Cross says conditions are not right for Rohingya Muslim refugees to return safely to Myanmar from Bangladesh, where over 700,000 have sought refuge since August 2017 following a military crackdown.

Yupik the polar bear dies after 25 years in warm Mexican zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:49pm

Yupik the polar bear died after spending more than 25 years in a barren enclosure at a warm Mexican zoo, and activists said Wednesday the zoo had resisted efforts to transfer her to a more suitable climate.

Pro-Trump diplomat to become Brazil's foreign minister

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:18pm

President-elect Jair Bolsonaro announced Wednesday that he is naming an admirer of U.S. President Donald Trump to be Brazil's foreign minister in the new administration.

French police end investigation into Interpol disappearance

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:37am

French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife's claim that she got a threatening call in Chinese after he was picked up.

German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:23am

German prosecutors said Wednesday they are seeking to lift the parliamentary immunity of a prominent far-right politician as part of a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations.

Ugandan police say 10 students killed in arson attack

Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:03am

Ugandan police say 10 students have been killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory in central Uganda.