Agence France-Presse

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Nov 2018
SOUTH & CENTRAL ASIA 11:31pm, Nov 20, 2018
At least 40 killed in suicide attack on Kabul religious gathering

KABUL, Afghanistan – At least 40 people were killed in an explosion at a meeting of top clerics in Kabul on Tuesday, November 20, officials said, in one of the deadliest attacks to strike the Afghan ...


EUROPE 05:35pm, Nov 20, 2018
Polish bishops apologize for child sex abuse by priests

WARSAW, Poland – Polish Catholic bishops apologized Monday, November 19, to children who had suffered sexual abuse at the hands of priests and other Church leaders in the majority Catholic ...


U.S. & CANADA 04:40pm, Nov 20, 2018
Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering U.S. illegally

WASHINGTON, USA – A federal judge on Monday, November 19, put a temporary halt to a Trump administration order denying the possibility of asylum to people who enter the US illegally. President ...


LATIN AMERICA 03:22pm, Nov 20, 2018
Thousands evacuated as Guatemala volcano erupts, then stops

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – Guatemalan authorities declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people Monday, November 19, after the Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth time this year, sending ...


U.S. & CANADA 03:17pm, Nov 20, 2018
Ivanka Trump used personal email for gov't business – report

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The US president's daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for government business in violation of federal records rules, The Washington Post ...


ASIA PACIFIC 02:09pm, Nov 20, 2018
3 charged over alleged Melbourne terror plot

MELBOURNE, Australia – Three men who allegedly plotted "chilling" terror attacks in Melbourne were charged early Tuesday, November 20, less than two weeks after a stabbing rampage inspired by the ...


LATIN AMERICA 01:36pm, Nov 20, 2018
Bolsonaro says Brazilians 'don't know what dictatorship is'

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said Monday, November 19, that the people of Brazil – which was ruled by the military for two decades – "don't know what dictatorship is." The ...


ASIA PACIFIC 01:08pm, Nov 20, 2018
PNG police, soldiers storm parliament over unpaid APEC bonuses

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – Papua New Guinea police and soldiers stormed the country's parliament Tuesday, November 20, assaulting staff, smashing windows and demanding unpaid APEC bonuses just ...


OTHER SPORTS 12:49pm, Nov 20, 2018
Yankees ace Rivera joins Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, USA – New York Yankees ace relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, a member of five World Series champions, was among the star players named Monday, November 19 (Tuesday, Manila time) to their ...


TECH NEWS 12:19pm, Nov 20, 2018
Bitcoin falls below $5,000 for first time since 2017

LONDON, United Kingdom – The value of bitcoin slipped Monday below $5,000 for the first time since October 2017 as a broad selloff gathered steam on the opaque cryptocurrency market. Data compiled ...