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- Weeks before vote, Algerian protesters pile on the pressure
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:16:13 -0500
Tens of thousands of Algerians marched through the capital and other towns and cities on Friday as their months-long campaign of protests gathers steam ahead of an election they demand to be canceled.
- Iraqi forces kill four protesters, cleric warns of crisis
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:14:17 -0500
Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra, as the country's top cleric warned nothing but speedy electoral reforms would resolve unrest.
- Pope says tech, globalization endanger youth individuality
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:09:49 -0500
Pope Francis warned on Friday that technology and globalization were homogenizing young people around the world to the point where their uniqueness and cultural individuality were becoming endangered species.
- With young prince and PR push, Saudi Arabia ready to take over G20 reins
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:07:30 -0500
Saudi Arabia is set to take over the G20 presidency for a year as it seeks to bounce back from an uproar over its human rights record and last year's killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- Netanyahu charged with corruption, says he won't resign
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:05:21 -0500
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an "attempted coup".
- 'Give and Take': the charges against Israel's Netanyahu
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:05:21 -0500
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday, throwing him into a legal limbo and driving the country deeper into political crisis.
- Dutch state not obliged to take back Islamic State children: appeals court
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:52:56 -0500
The Dutch state is not obliged to actively help repatriate the young children of women who left the Netherlands and joined Islamic State in Syria, an appeals court in The Hague said on Friday, overturning an earlier ruling.
- Three dead after Colombia protests, as country wakes to transport problems
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:44:00 -0500
Three people were killed in events following Thursday marches across Colombia, the defense minister said, as cities woke on Friday to widespread public transportation problems and calls for another protest.
- Malta police need more time to quiz man over journalist murder: PM
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:42:50 -0500
Police decided to release on bail a person of interest in the investigation into the murder of a Maltese journalist because they need more time to question him, the prime minister said on Friday.
- Israel's Netanyahu faces calls to quit but is defiant in crisis
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:39:41 -0500
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced calls to resign over a corruption scandal on Friday, as senior government colleagues publicly declared support after some signs of cracks in party loyalty.
- Georgia activists try to padlock state buildings as protest spreads
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:31:57 -0500
Opposition activists in Georgia tried to shut state buildings with padlocks and chains in the capital and other cities across the country, as protests spread demanding an early parliamentary election.
- Back me or sack me, protege of Germany's Merkel tells her party
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:30:21 -0500
Chancellor Angela Merkel's would-be successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, urged delegates from her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to back her vision for Germany at their party congress on Friday or else "let's end it here and now".
- Bosnia sacks children's home managers after protests over abuse
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:24:25 -0500
Bosnian officials bowed to pressure from protesters on Friday and dismissed the management of a residential home after an opposition lawmaker publicized photos showing children with special needs tied to beds and radiators.
- South Korea pulls intelligence deal with Japan back from the brink
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:17:44 -0500
South Korea on Friday made a last-minute decision to stick with its critical intelligence-sharing deal with Japan, a dramatic reversal after months of frigid relations complicated by painful, wartime history.
- Protesters left on besieged HK campus weigh their options
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:16:28 -0500
At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past riot police who surrounded the campus but said there was no deadline for ending the standoff.
- Sydneysiders urged to stay indoors as Australian bushfire smoke blankets city
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:54:33 -0500
Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.
- 'Bear' the dog helps find koalas injured in Australian bushfires
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:54:33 -0500
An obsessive compulsive dog who was abandoned as a puppy has a new mission: helping find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent devastating bushfires.
- Six migrant bodies washed up on Libyan coast
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:40:23 -0500
The bodies of six migrants were washed up on the coast east of Libya's capital Tripoli on Friday, while about 100 survivors were brought back to shore, coastguards and U.N. officials said.
- Manila-bound Philippine Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Los Angeles
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:28:05 -0500
A Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said.
- Greece to 'shut the door' to migrants not entitled to asylum, PM says
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:23:05 -0500
Greece said on Friday it was deploying more border guards to "shut the door" to migrants not entitled to stay, the latest sign of a hardening stance against asylum seekers since a new surge in the number of arrivals.