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2 US service members killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan

November 20, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U.S. service members were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said without providing more detail. more »»

Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

November 20, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university campus. more »»

US military drone strike kills senior al-Shabab official

November 20, 2019

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali intelligence official says a U.S. drone strike has killed a senior officer with the al-Shabab extremist group. more »»

Pope arrives in Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

November 20, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, beginning a mission to boost the morale of those countries’ tiny minority Catholic communities... more »»

Amnesty: At least 106 dead in protests, which Iran disputes

November 20, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days of protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across Iran, Amnesty International said Tuesday,... more »»

Pope heading to Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

November 20, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is heading to Thailand to encourage members of a minority Catholic community in a Buddhist nation and highlight his admiration for their missionary ancestors who... more »»

Amnesty says over 106 dead in protests, which Iran disputes

November 20, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days of protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across Iran, Amnesty International said Tuesday,... more »»

Criticism of Hong Kong mask ruling seen as hint from China

November 20, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Criticism from China’s rubber-stamp parliament of a Hong Kong court decision is raising concerns that Beijing may move to flex its legal muscles and overrule the verdict. more »»

Rich in dramatic Catholic history, Nagasaki awaits the pope

November 20, 2019

NAGASAKI, Japan (AP) — It’s fitting that Pope Francis will start his first official visit to Japan in Nagasaki, the city where Christianity first took hold in the country and where nearly 500... more »»

Brazil police say cop to blame for 8-year-old girl’s death

November 19, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A police officer fired the shot that killed an 8-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro this year, authorities said Tuesday, a finding that bolstered complaints by activists that... more »»

No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

November 19, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked each other’s policies on Brexit, health care and the economy Tuesday in a televised election debate... more »»

Johnson, Corbyn square off in 1st UK election debate

November 19, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn squared off Tuesday in the first live televised debate of Britain’s election, each trying to spark a lackluster... more »»

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts

November 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted, a senior U.S. more »»

US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

November 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures — a move that the insurgent group asserted could help... more »»

Amnesty says at least 106 killed in Iran protests

November 19, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days of protests in Iran over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across the Islamic Republic, Amnesty... more »»

Prince Andrew faces more disgrace as business backers leave

November 19, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Andrew faced further disgrace Tuesday as charitable partners and educational institutions began to distance themselves from him amid unfavorable fallout from an... more »»

Officials: Germany foils alleged attack plan after US tip

November 19, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — German special police forces arrested a Syrian man in a raid on his apartment Tuesday after receiving intelligence from American officials that he was planning an extremist attack,... more »»

Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong campus protest

November 19, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — A small band of anti-government protesters, their numbers diminished by surrenders and failed escape attempts, remained holed up at a Hong Kong university early Wednesday as they... more »»

Doubts cast on easyJet plan to be net-zero emissions airline

November 19, 2019

LONDON (AP) — European budget airline easyJet said Tuesday it will become the first major carrier to operate net-zero carbon flights, offsetting climate-warming emissions from the fuel used on... more »»

The Latest: Rights group: Over 100 killed in Iran protests

November 19, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on protests in Iran (all times local):

8:15 p.m. more »»

 
 

 

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