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Helicopter crashes during Australia bushfire operation

Wednesday  07:55,   13 november 2019

A helicopter crashed while being used to fight a bushfire in the northern Australian state of Queensland on Wednesday, a fire service official told AFP. "We're aware that the helicopter crashed during waterbombing operations at the Pechey fire... >>>

Sri Lanka steps up security for final vote rallies

Wednesday  07:25,   13 november 2019

Police stepped up security across Sri Lanka on Wednesday over fears of violence on the final day of campaigning for the fiercely contested presidential election, officials said. "There are reports of possible violence," a senior police official told >>>

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrives in Mexico after accepting political asylum

Wednesday  07:05,   13 november 2019

MEXICO CITY - Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived Tuesday in Mexico, where authorities have granted him political asylum, as an opposition senator back in Bolivia declared herself interim president. Emerging from a Mexican air force jet in >>>

Seven killed after car bomb blast near Afghan interior ministry in Kabul

Wednesday  06:40,   13 november 2019

AFGHANISTAN-BLAST/ (URGENT):Seven killed after car bomb blast near Afghan interior ministry in... >>>

A $5 billion bill and Japan tensions in focus as U.S. defense heads visit South Korea

Wednesday  06:15,   13 november 2019

A $5 billion bill and Japan tensions in focus as U.S. defense heads visit South KoreaSEOUL (Reuters) - A $5 billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops, and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional... >>>

Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide

Wednesday  04:45,   13 november 2019

Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywideProtesters and police battled through the night at university campuses and other locations only hours after police Senior Superintendent Kwong Wing-cheung said the Chinese-ruled city had... >>>

Wife of Mexico kingpin El Chapo to grace narco families TV show

Wednesday  04:30,   13 november 2019

Wife of Mexico kingpin El Chapo to grace narco families TV showEmma Coronel, a former beauty queen and mother of Guzman's twin girls, attended nearly every day of his 11-week trial in New York, drawing attention for her elegant dress sense. In July, >>>

From Trotsky to Morales, Mexico's asylum tradition

Wednesday  04:20,   13 november 2019

From Leon Trotsky to Luis Bunuel to Salvador Allende's widow, Mexico has a long tradition of offering asylum to political exiles -- right down to newly arrived Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales. An even more famous figure arrived seven years... >>>

China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

Wednesday  04:05,   13 november 2019

XINING, China (AP) — There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling steel power lines. At night, the... >>>

Cat-shaming: Russian loses airline miles over fat pet swap

Wednesday  03:40,   13 november 2019

Russia's Aeroflot on Tuesday stripped a passenger of his air miles after he boasted online of sneaking his overweight cat on board by switching him for a slimmer cat during check-in. The next day Galin came to the airport prepared with "the cat, >>>

Australia's highest court agrees to hear cardinal's appeal

Wednesday  03:30,   13 november 2019

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, giving Cardinal George Pell his last chance at getting his convictions... >>>

Italian ship attacked by pirates in Mexico; two crew hurt

Wednesday  03:10,   13 november 2019

Italian ship attacked by pirates in Mexico, two crew hurtMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest... >>>

Australian wildfires injure firefighters and destroy homes

Wednesday  03:10,   13 november 2019

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say more than 50 homes have been damaged or destroyed and 13 firefighters were injured overnight by catastrophic wildfires across Australia's most populous state before the emergency subsided. The fire... >>>

Trump 'so extreme' on climate he's waking people up, Greta Thunberg tells AFP

Wednesday  03:10,   13 november 2019

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump's climate change denialism was "so extreme" that it had helped galvanize the movement to halt long term planetary warming. The venue was originally in Chile but was >>>

FBI investigating killing of US women and children in Mexico

Wednesday  02:25,   13 november 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — FBI agents are in Mexico helping investigate the fatal shootings of nine American women and children in northern Mexico last week. FBI spokeswoman Lauren Hagee said Tuesday that agents are "providing assistance at the invitation... >>>