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  • Red Cross says conditions not right for Rohingyas to return

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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. ...

  • Justice legal opinion backs Whitaker's naming as acting AG

    35 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general as Democrats press the case that President Donald Trump violated the law and Constitution by making ...

  • Polar bear dies after over 25 years in warm Mexican zoo

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Yupik the polar bear has died after spending more than 25 years in a barren enclosure at a warm Mexican zoo. The Benito Juarez zoo in the city of Morelia in western Mexico said Yupik died ...

  • German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — 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. Prosecutors in the southern city of Konstanz want to investigate ...

  • Sports on TV

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) Thursday, Nov. 15 COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Ball State vs. Virginia Tech ESPNU — Saint Joseph's vs. Wake Forest 2 p.m. ESPNU — Alabama vs. Northeastern 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Purdue vs. Appalachian State ESPNU — Valpariso vs. ...

  • In Yemen, a race to save a boy from al-Qaida and a US drone

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) ATAQ, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida was giving away motorcycles up in the mountains — that's what the kids in town were saying the day Abdullah disappeared. Early that morning, Mohsanaa Salem woke her 14-year-old son to go buy vegetables. The ...

  • Pro-Trump diplomat to become Brazil's foreign minister

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen an admirer of U.S. President Donald Trump as his future foreign minister. Bolsonaro said on Twitter on Wednesday that diplomat Ernesto Araujo will take the position in his administration, which ...

  • Splintered migrant caravan groups arrive at US border

    6 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) ESCUINAPA, Mexico (AP) — Some migrants in a caravan of Central Americans have made long leaps forward in their journey to the U.S. border, with a first sizable group arriving in the border city of Tijuana, while others on Wednesday ...

  • The Latest: Hungary opposition wants Gruevski extradition

    6 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on the former prime minister who fled Macedonia (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Hungary's opposition parties are calling on the Hungarian government to arrest and quickly extradite the fugitive former Macedonian prime minister who ...

  • Man detained for attempted self-immolation with wine

    7 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — A man who doused himself with wine and tried to self-immolate on a train and waved a phone showing images of armed combatants is being held by French police on a potential terrorism charge. A French official ...

  • Macedonia ex-leader requests asylum in Hungary

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled his country to avoid a two-year prison term for corruption, has requested asylum in Hungary, the Hungarian government said Wednesday. Meanwhile, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev called on ...

  • UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

    8 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries. Ethiopia's U.N. ambassador and other council members spoke immediately after Wednesday's vote and ...

  • Madagascar heading toward runoff poll in presidential race

    9 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar's election officials say two former presidents are in a tight race with results in from 70 percent of the polling stations, indicating that a runoff election is likely in December. The national electoral commission on ...

  • Saudi-led airstrike kills 7 in contested Yemen port city

    9 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least seven civilians in Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni security and medical officials said Wednesday. The airstrike, which took place on Tuesday night, targeted a bus ...

  • Romania probes terror motive for rampage that injured 10

    9 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors are considering terror charges for a 20-year-old man who allegedly injured 10 people with a knife and car, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism spokeswoman Mihaela Porime ...

  • Woman wears wedding gown alone after fiance dies on Lion Air

    10 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman who was engaged to a man who died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea has worn her wedding dress on the day they were to have been married. Intan ...

  • Dozens of migrants refuse to leave container ship in Libya

    11 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) MISRATA, Libya (AP) — Dozens of migrants have barricaded themselves in a container ship in the Libyan port city of Misrata and refuse to disembark, saying Libya is too dangerous for them. Loaded with cars, the ship was already bound ...

  • North Korean delegation visits South to attend history forum

    11 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A five-member North Korean delegation came to South Korea on Wednesday to attend an academic forum on Japan's wartime actions, as the rivals continue reconciliation efforts despite stalemated U.S.-led nuclear diplomacy. The North Koreans are ...

  • The Latest: Hamas: Lieberman's exit is a 'victory for Gaza'

    11 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local): 2 p.m. Hamas says the resignation of Israel's defense minister after a two-day bout of heavy fighting is a "political victory for Gaza." ...

  • The Latest: Van carrying migrants crashes; 18 hospitalized

    12 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Greek authorities say 18 people were hospitalized after the latest in a string of often fatal road accidents involving vehicles smuggling migrants through northern Greece. Police ...

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