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Iran: Protesters clash with police after fuel price hike

A road is blocked by protestors after authorities raised gasoline prices, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Iran: Protests erupt over shock fuel price hike

Demonstrations broke out around Iran Friday night after the government raised the price of fuel. The move left drivers waiting hours in lines at gas pumps. Many people said they were shocked when they went to refuel their vehicles. Police were deployed near gas stations to keep order.
Somalia struggles after worst flooding in recent history

This photo taken Tuesday shows an aerial view of the flooded Hiran region of central Somalia. Authorities have not yet said how many people died in Somalia’s recent flooding, the country’s worst in recent history.
Police, protesters face off in renewed clashes in Hong Kong

Police and protesters battled outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime on Tuesday in another day of protest in Hong Kong.
American navy submarine, missing for 75 years, is found off Okinawa

The wreckage of the submarine USS Grayback. The Grayback sank on Feb. 27, 1944 during its tenth war patrol of World War II when, en route from Pearl Harbor to Midway Island, a 500-pound Japanese bomb detonated just aft of its conning tower.
Hong Kong protesters vandalize subway station, storm mall

Protesters smashed windows in a subway station and a shopping mall Sunday and police made arrests in areas across Hong Kong amid anger over a demonstrator’s death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers.
Two Dead, At Least 150 Homes Lost In Australia Bushfires

Catastrophic bushfires have killed at least two people and forced thousands from their homes in eastern Australia , with the death toll expected to rise as firefighters struggle toward hard-to-reach communities. In the normally picturesque coastal town of Forster - one among...
Pilot accidentally activates hijack alarm, triggers panic at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

Dutch police mill about after a threat at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.
Russia dominated Syria's war. Now it's sending mercenaries to Libya

Military vehicles move in convoy along a road in Sevimli, Mardin Province, Turkey, Friday Nov. 1, 2019.
Greece shifts migrants from overcrowded islands to mainland

Migrants wait outside a military vessel after their disembarkation at the port of Elefsina, near Athens, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.
Bus falls into river in Nepal, killing 17 and injuring 50

The bus was crowded because the Tihar festival ended last week and many people were returning back to work from their villages and appeared to have a mechanical problem before skidding off the highway on Sunday.
Pentagon releases first footage, images from US raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

This image from video released by the Department of Defense on Wednesday shows an image from a remotely piloted aircraft focused on the compound of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after the raid and moments before it was destroyed on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Three munitions show as black at top center of the image.

This image released by the Department of Defense on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, and displayed at a Pentagon briefing, shows a side-by-side comparison of the compound of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before and after the raid on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Iraq: At least 17 protesters die overnight in renewed unrest

Demonstrators run after Iraqi security forces fired tear gas during a protest over corruption, lack of jobs, and poor services, in Baghdad, Iraq October 28, 2019.
Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract

Microsoft Corp. has won the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favourite Amazon.com Inc.
Amid protests, Chile President offers rescue package, seeks forgiveness

Police fire rubber bullets at anti-government demonstrators in Santiago, Chile.
39 found dead in truck in U.K., prompting murder investigation

An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurock, South England, early Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019.
Three die after supermarket set on fire, flights out of Santiago delayed due to Chile riots

Santiago governor confirmed that three people died in a supermarket in the capital that was set on fire by demonstrators. In picture, firefighters spray water on a looted supermarket in Santiago, Chile.
Afghan village of 70 families faces ruin with mosque massacre

Afghan men bury victims of Friday’s deadly bomb blast in the mosque in the village of Jodari at Haskamena district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Spain rejects talks with Catalan separatists after days of unrest

More than 500,000 people gathered in downtown Barcelona on Friday in a show of force after the Supreme Court handed down stiff prison sentences to nine separatist leaders who led a failed independence bid in 2017.
15 dead after Russian dam collapse floods dormitories

A view shows the scene of the accident following a dam failure at a gold mine in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia October 19, 2019.
Cartel gunmen chase away security forces, free El Chapo's son

Cartel gunmen are seen near a burning truck during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019.
Landslide, building damage from Philippine quake kills 4

Debris are scattered on the floor of a damaged store a day after a strong quake struck in Digos, Davao del Sur province, southern Philippines Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. A powerful and shallow earthquake hit several southern Philippine provinces Wednesday night injuring some people in collapsed houses and prompting thousands to scramble out of homes, shopping malls and a hospital in panic, officials and news reports said.
Hong Kong leader's speech disrupted by jeering lawmakers, demand her resignation

Anti-government protesters, some waving the flag of the U.S., rally in central Hong Kong on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. A homemade bomb was detonated in Hong Kong on Sunday amid violent protests, the police said on Monday, indicating an escalation in the street-level arms race between police officers and the protesters.
Japan storm victims felt worst had passed, then floods came

Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas are in full force after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan, including Tokyo.
Chaos in northern Syria as ISIS detainees bolt during Turkish invasion

A Syrian man waves the Free Syrian Army flag atop a building in Akcakale, Turkey, after Syrian fighters backed by Turkey announced they had taken parts of a border town, Tel Abyad, Oct. 13, 2019.
Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

A statement from the project contractor said its representatives would work “throughout the night” with emergency officials on a plan to stabilize the building.
Structures destroyed, medical emergencies as California wildfire hits mobile home park

A helicopter drops water on a brushfire in the Santa Monica Mountains in Newbury Park, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Fire danger is high throughout California after the typically dry summer and early fall.
Militia commander says it will attack Turkish forces if they enter Syria

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters on Oct. 12, 2017 in Raqqa, Syria, a former ISIS stronghold.
Nobel Prize for Medicine jointly awarded to William Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza
US withdraws troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish offensive

US military vehicles travel down the main road in northeast Syria.
Possible structural issues examined in Taiwan bridge fall

Nanfang’ao Bridge is seen collapsing in Suao, Taiwan on Tuesday.
Eleven people killed in southern Iraq protests overnight

Anti-government protesters set fires and block roads while security forces fire tear gas during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq.
Mainland banks, pro-Beijing businesses caught in Hong Kong protest cross-hairs

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong.
Peru: Power struggle creates worst political crisis in decades

Police officers stand guard in a street near Peru’s Congress in Lima, Peru.
Fire strikes Saudi high-speed train station, at least five injured

A firefighting helicopter sprays water on a fire at a train station, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.
Taiwan cancels flights, closes schools as typhoon nears

In this image taken from a video, domestic flights passengers wait for their flights at Taipei International Airport in Taipei on Monday.
Hong Kong pro-democracy rally ends early as violence erupts

Hong Kong: Protestors crowd a street in Hong Kong, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.

Anti-government protesters run away from police during a rally outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, China September 28, 2019.
Earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia, kills at least 20

A damaged traditional market building is pictured following an earthquake in Ambon, Indonesia, September 26, 2019, in this photo taken by Antara Foto.
Elderly skeletal elephant dies in Sri Lanka, weeks after social media outrage

The 70-year-old elephant named Tikiri was being forced to take part in an annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka, where she was covered in a colourful costume so as to hide her malnourished body from the people watching her in the parade.
UK believes Iran was behind Saudi oil attacks: PM Johnson

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks to board his plane at London’s Heathrow Airport as he heads off for the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
She quit her job. He got night goggles. They searched 57 days for their dog.

Carole and Verne King with their border collie, Katie, at their home in Deer Park, Wash., Sept. 20, 2019. After Katie escaped their room at a hotel in Montana, the couple set out on a desperate search that lasted 57 days and included night-vision goggles, animal-tracking cameras and horse manure brought in from the family’s farm in Eastern Washington.
SUV drives through Chicago-area mall and crashes into store

Video posted on social media shows the black Chevy Trailblazer driving through the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Friday, around 2:30 p.m. while shoppers and store employees run for safety.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets Donald Trump, seeks to mend fences in Washington

Trump posted a photo with Zuckerberg on Twitter and called their session a “nice meeting” in the Oval Office (Twitter/@realDonaldTrump)
Spain is politically unstable but investors don't seem to care

Crowds of visitors make their way down Las Ramblas avenue in Barcelona, Spain.
Taliban car bomb kills at least 20 in southern Afghanistan

Afghan security forces stand at the site of a car bomb attack in Qalat, capital of Zabul province, Afghanistan September 19, 2019.
Hong Kong won't concede to more protester demands, top adviser says

Riot police deploy tear gas during a protest in Causeway Bay on Sept. 15.
Number of abortions in United States falls to lowest since 1973

Anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington. The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday, Sept. 18.
South Korea on high alert after first African swine fever case found

A quarantine official wearing protective gear places a barricade as a precaution against African swine fever at a pig farm in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.
Boeing board to call for safety changes after 737 Max crashes

Boeing 737 Max airplanes parked at the Renton Municipal Airport near Boeing’s factory in Renton, Washington.
Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks spark fire at two Aramco oil sites, Yemen's Houthi rebels claim responsibility

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.
Cable cars over Jerusalem? Some see 'Disneyfication' of holy city

Israeli authorities have approved a plan to build a cable car to the Western Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world, by 2021.
Rio de Janeiro: Patients evacuated as fire hits Badim Hospital

A patient is evacuated after a fire hit the Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 12, 2019.
Cuba says facing acute fuel shortage due to US sanctions

Locals line up to board a public service bus in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The island nations is facing a diesel fuel shortage but the government said there will be no electricity blackouts.
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Seoul and Washington had scaled back the exercise recently and changed the name, but North Korea strongly objected, calling it evidence of a lack of interest in improving relations.
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Sri Lanka’s ruling party presidential candidate conceded defeat on Sunday to Rajapaksa, marking the return of a family revered by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority for the victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels but feared by Tamil and Muslim minorities.
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