November 17th, 2018

World News

Main contingent of migrants pushes through Mexico

By Sonia Perez D., The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

ISLA, Mexico – Thousands of wary Central American migrants resumed their push through Mexico on Sunday, a day after arguments over the path ahead saw some travellers splinter away from the main caravan, which is entering a treacherous part of its journey. The majority of the roughly 4,000 migrants are now headed along what some ... Read More »

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Pakistan blasphemy case: Husband appeals to Trump, UK PM

By Asim Tanveer, The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

MULTAN, Pakistan – The husband of a Christian woman acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy, but not released after countrywide protests, appealed on Sunday to U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May to help the family leave Pakistan. Asia Bibi’s husband, Ashiq Masih, in a brief video message ... Read More »

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Voters in Pacific territory choose to keep ties with France

By Charlotte Antoine, The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

NOUMEA, New Caledonia – A majority of voters in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia chose to remain part of France instead of backing independence, election officials announced Sunday as French President Emmanuel Macron promised a full dialogue on the region’s future. The decision to keep ties with France was watershed moment for the ... Read More »

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Iran marks ’79 US Embassy takeover as renewed sanctions loom

By Amir Vahdat And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran – Thousands of Iranians rallied Sunday in commemoration of the 39th anniversary of the takeover and hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, just hours before the re-imposition of all American sanctions lifted by the nuclear deal. The 444-day crisis after the fall of the U.S.-allied shah transfixed America, as nightly images ... Read More »

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Storms, floods in Sicily kill at least 12 people; 2 missing

By Frances D'Emilio, The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

ROME – Storms lashing Sicily have killed at least 12 people with torrential floods, Italian authorities said as the country’s leader headed Sunday to the stricken Mediterranean island. Divers pulled out nine of those victims from a home flooded by a rapidly swelling river in the countryside near Palermo. State TV broadcaster RaiNews24 said the ... Read More »

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Vote shows New Caledonia leaning against independence

By Charlotte Antoine, The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

NOUMEA, New Caledonia – Voters turned out in exceptional numbers Sunday for an independence referendum in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia, with early results suggesting that voters favoured keeping ties with France. With results declared from 202 of the 284 polling stations, the “Non” vote against independence from France was leading with 60 ... Read More »

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Storms, floods in Sicily kill at least 10 people; 2 missing

By Frances D'Emilio, The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

ROME – Rainstorms lashing Sicily have killed at least 10 people, Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said before heading Sunday for the stricken Mediterranean island. State radio said nine of those victims were in a home that was flooded by a rapidly swelling river in the countryside near Palermo. The radio report said one man survived ... Read More »

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At least 14 killed in China highway pile-up

By The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

BEIJING – Authorities in China say at least 14 people have been killed and 27 injured in a highway pile-up. The accident Saturday night happened after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a toll station in the northwestern province of Gansu. Last week, 15 people were killed ... Read More »

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Tired and angry, migrant caravan splinters in Mexican state

By Sonia Perez D., The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

ISLA, Mexico – A 4,000-strong caravan of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico split up into several groups with one spending the night in a town in the coastal state of Veracruz and other migrants continuing toward the country’s capital. The divisions came during a tense day in which tempers flared and some migrants argued ... Read More »

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Iranians rally to mark anniversary of US Embassy takeover

By The Associated Press on November 4th, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran – Thousands of Iranians rallied in Tehran on Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover, as Washington restored all sanctions lifted under the nuclear deal. The crowd chanted “Down with U.S.” and “Death to Israel” during the rally in the capital, and state TV said similar demonstrations were held ... Read More »

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