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Turkish coast guard rescues 40 migrants stuck on island

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 19th - 12:26am

Turkey's coast guard says it rescued 40 migrants stuck on an island after they attempted the crossing to Greece.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:41pm

Rain in the forecast could bring relief for those working to tame a devastating Northern California fire and frustration for those searching for remains of victims. The search for bodies or bone fragments left behind in the so-called Camp Fire took on new urgency Sunday. Hundreds of searchers fanned out to poke through the ashen rubble in Paradise before rains can wash away signs of the dead or turn the dusty debris into a thick paste. Authorities say at least 77 people have been killed.

Tijuana protesters chant 'Out!' at migrants camped in city

Yesica Fisch and Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 4:51pm

Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S.

US-led coalition denies reports it killed dozens in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 3:34pm

The U.S.-led coalition denied reports that airstrikes it carried out in a part of eastern Syria held by the Islamic State group killed dozens of civilians, while opposition activists reported clashes Sunday between government forces and IS in nearby districts.

Migrants from Iran showing up on England's Dover coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:06pm

British authorities say they found nine suspected migrants from Iran after they landed on a coast in southeastern England.

Peru says ex-president has sought asylum in Uruguay

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 12:05pm

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has sought asylum in Uruguay's diplomatic mission hours after a judge retained his passport as part of a corruption probe.

Chilean police resign over shooting of indigenous youth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:58am

Two senior police officials have resigned in Chile after the discovery that officers destroyed video showing the shooting of a young indigenous man whose death set off large protests.

The Latest: Israeli PM Netanyahu takes over defense ministry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:38am

The Latest on the political developments in Israel (all times local):

Israeli PM Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:30am

Israeli PM Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom.

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:24am

Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road.

Sri Lankan leaders' crucial talks fail to solve crisis

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:17am

A crucial meeting among Sri Lanka's political party leaders on Sunday failed to reach a breakthrough to resolve the political turmoil that has engulfed the island nation for several weeks, opposition lawmakers say.

Iraq's president meets Saudi king after visiting rival Iran

Abdullah Al-Shihri, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 8:44am

Saudi Arabia's King Salman received Iraq's president in Riyadh on Sunday, a day after the Iraqi official visited the kingdom's rival, Iran.

Official: Car bomb in Iraq's Tikrit kills 5

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 8:39am

Iraqi officials said five people were killed in a car bomb blast in the city of Tikrit on Sunday, the latest security breach to rattle the country in recent weeks.

Feminist activists interrupt Franco memorial event in Madrid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 8:38am

Spanish police intervened Sunday to keep trouble from erupting at a rally in Madrid marking the anniversary of military dictator Francisco Franco's death after feminist protesters interrupted the event.

Madagascar heads to runoff election on Dec. 19

Laetitia Bezain, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 7:57am

In Madagascar, two former heads of state qualified for the second round of the presidential election, to be held on Dec. 19.

Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 7:17am

Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania.

Finland's president rakes memory for source of Trump remark

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 6:08am

Finland's president isn't sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country's routine for managing its substantial forests.

Azeri opposition leader faces charges after illegal rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 5:44am

The head of Azeri opposition party Popular Front faces legal action after authorities arrested him in Baku for attempting to lead an unsanctioned demonstration.

Attacks kill 5 security forces in Pakistan

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 5:28am

Pakistani officials say five soldiers have been killed in two separate attacks by suspected militants.