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UN aid chief: Over 11 million Syrians need humanitarian aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:45pm

The U.N. humanitarian chief says more than 11 million people across Syria need aid — more than half the country’s estimated population — and the U.N. and other organizations are reaching an average of 5.6 million people a month.

Iran imposes fuel rationing, increases prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:00pm

Iran’s state news agency is reporting that authorities have imposed rationing and increased the prices of fuel.

General’s battlefield talk on Notre Dame rebuilding shocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:28pm

A general named to oversee reconstruction of fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral has received a public reprimand for advising the chief architect for France’s historic monuments to “shut his mouth.”

Key UN committee condemns North Korean violations of rights

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:22pm

A key U.N. committee approved a resolution Thursday condemning North Korea’s widespread human rights violations which may amount to crimes against humanity — a decision denounced by the country’s U.N. mission as “politically motivated” and based on “fabrications.”

German lawmakers approve compulsory measles vaccine plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:21pm

Germany's parliament has passed a law requiring that children who attend school or daycare must be vaccinated for measles.

The Latest: State of emergency declared in flood-hit Venice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:08am

The Latest on the record flooding in Venice. (all times local):

Officials seek faster trial for US teens in Rome cop slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:45am

The lawyer of one of the two young Americans jailed in Rome over the slaying of a Carabinieri police officer says prosecutors have requested a speedier trial for the two teenagers.

The Latest: UN sends envoy to help with Bolivia crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:37am

The Latest on Bolivia’s political confrontation (all times local):

Iraqi protests celebrate 2-1 win over Iran in soccer match

Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:36am

Anti-government protesters in Iraq’s capital city are celebrating with fireworks a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match, hoping it’ll return momentum to their movement.

Strong quake hits Indonesia sea; local tsunami risk reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:30am

A strong earthquake hit off the Indonesian coast in the Molucca Sea early Friday, creating the risk of tsunami in nearby areas.

Bolivia’s interim leader says Evo Morales cannot run in new elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:26am

Bolivia’s interim leader says Evo Morales cannot run in new elections.

The Latest: EU launches action against UK over commissioner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:16am

The Latest on Britain’s failure to name a candidate for the new European Commission. (all times local):

Pakistani officials: 2 Islamic State members arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:11am

Pakistani security officials say they have arrested two suspected members of the Islamic State group in a raid on their hideout in the eastern Punjab province.

Scottish court frees wanted Catalan ex-politician on bail

Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:30am

A Scottish court has ordered bail for a fugitive Catalan former politician whose extradition is sought by Spain on charges of sedition for her role in a secession drive by Catalonia.

Protest flares after Georgian election reform measure fails

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:23am

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside the parliament building in the country of Georgia to protest the legislature’s failure to pass an elections-reform measure promised by the governing party.

BRICS back Paris agreement, oppose Syria military solution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:41am

Members of the BRICS group of nations say in a declaration that they are committed to implementing the Paris climate agreement and there cannot be a military solution to Syria’s conflict.

Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:37am

Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, the country’s interim leader said Thursday, as supporters of the ousted president demonstrated for his return from asylum in Mexico.

Syrian troops begin deploying along border with Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:18am

Syrian state media is reporting that government forces have started deploying in areas close to the Turkish border in the country’s northeast.

Bulgaria panel elects top prosecutor despite veto, protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:49am

Bulgaria’s supreme judicial panel has voted to override a presidential veto of the election of the new chief prosecutor, despite criticism from the public.