Bushfires rage across Australia's east coast

Dozens of wild fires burned across Australia's east coast on Saturday and firefighters scrambled to shore up defenses ahead of hotter weather expected next week.

Posted on 16 November 2019 | 1:56 am

Renewed rocket fire into Israel jolts tenuous Gaza truce

Israeli missile defenses on Saturday intercepted two Palestinian rockets that were fired deep into southern Israel overnight on Saturday from the Gaza Strip, Israel's military said.

Posted on 16 November 2019 | 1:20 am

Pro-China protesters to rally amid Hong Kong chaos

Pro-China protesters plan to rally in Hong Kong on Saturday to denounce increasingly violent anti-government unrest in the Chinese-ruled city and support the police who have become a prime target of attack.

Posted on 16 November 2019 | 1:17 am

Bolivia blames Cubans for stirring unrest, ousts Venezuelan officials

Bolivia's interim government said on Friday it had asked Venezuelan officials to leave the country, and accused Cubans, including doctors, of instigating unrest in the wake of the resignation of former president Evo Morales.

Posted on 16 November 2019 | 1:15 am

Masked men break into Venezuela opposition party offices on eve of protest

Unidentified masked men on Friday forced their way into the offices of Venezuelan opposition party Popular Will, political leaders said, the night before planned protests across the country meant to boost pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to resign.

Posted on 16 November 2019 | 12:46 am

Fallen Bolivian leader Morales: 'No problem' if vote proceeds without me

Ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Friday that fresh elections could be held without him, potentially removing an obstacle to choosing a new leader in the South American country thrown into turmoil by his resignation over a contested vote.

Posted on 15 November 2019 | 11:22 pm

Chile's stock market jumps on plans to dump dictatorship-era constitution

Chile's stock exchange posted its biggest daily gain in 11 years after lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum on replacing the country's dictatorship-era constitution, bowing to protesters furious over inequality and social injustice.

Posted on 15 November 2019 | 11:04 pm

Prince Andrew says he has no recollection of meeting accuser: BBC

Britain's Prince Andrew said in comments broadcast on Friday that he had no recollection of ever meeting an American woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with him when she was underage.

Posted on 15 November 2019 | 10:08 pm

U.S. may remove Sudan from list of state sponsors of terrorism, but it's a process: U.S. official

The United States no longer has an adversarial relationship with the Sudanese government and is working with its counterparts on the possibility of removing it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior State Department official said on Friday.

Posted on 15 November 2019 | 9:34 pm

Widow of ex-KGB agent plans legal action on UK's Russia report

The widow of a Russian dissident murdered in London plans to challenge a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government not to publish a report on alleged Russian meddling in Britain, a lawyer representing the widow said.

Posted on 15 November 2019 | 9:25 pm

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