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Indonesia blasphemy protest swells to crowd of 200,000

At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest in a month against its minority Christian governor who is being prosecuted for alleged blasphemy. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who is a political ally of the Jakarta governor, Basuki...

Europol warns of new terror tactics and fresh threats to Europe

Europol warned Friday that the Islamic State group could launch fresh attacks in Europe in the near future, and the agency's director said police forces across the continent are investigating more than 50 terrorism cases. Europol — the European Union's police agency — said in a grim analysis of...

Essential Politics: Pelosi wins another term as Democratic leader, Sanders warns against 'liberal elite'

Essential Politics: Pelosi wins another term as Democratic leader, Sanders warns against 'liberal elite' This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco won another...

Crown prince formally becomes Thailand's new king

Thailand has a new king, with the country's crown prince formally taking the throne to succeed his much-revered late father, who reigned for 70 years.  The new monarch, who received the title “His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun,” assumed his new position Thursday, according...

Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, evacuated from South Pole

Former American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon, has been evacuated by plane from the South Pole for medical reasons, officials said Thursday.  Aldrin, 86, was visiting the South Pole as part of a private tourist group when his health deteriorated, the International...

Saudi billionaire prince: Women should be allowed to drive

A Saudi prince has issued a public call for women to be allowed to drive in the conservative kingdom. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal made the call on Twitter, tweeting in Arabic and English: "Stop the debate: Time for women to drive." His tweet late Tuesday included links to an opinion article arguing...

Protesters in Australia delay Parliament in demonstration against the country's treatment of refugees

Rowdy protesters demonstrating against Australia's treatment of asylum seekers disrupted Parliament on Wednesday, some gluing their hands to a railing before security officers finally wrested them out. About 30 demonstrators shouting from a public gallery drowned out the House of Representatives,...

Pilot told Colombia controllers 'no fuel' before crash

The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel before crashing into the Andes, according to a leaked recording of the final minutes of the doomed flight. In the sometimes chaotic audiotape from the air traffic tower, the pilot...

World's oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday

Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday Tuesday, blowing out all the candles on her cake. Beaming at the attention, Morano took in the festivities for her milestone celebration sitting in an armchair in her one-room apartment in the northern town of Verbania,...

Palestinian Fatah movement reelects Mahmoud Abbas as party leader

A leadership conference of the Palestinian Fatah movement has unanimously reelected President Mahmoud Abbas to a new five-year term. Party official Salim Zanoun asked the gathering Monday to elect Abbas "by consensus." The hundreds of delegates stood up and applauded Abbas, who then hugged Zanoun....

Brazilian minister quits in case that implicates president

A Brazilian minister resigned on Friday amid allegations that he enlisted President Michel Temer's help to pressure a fellow Cabinet member to approve a luxury apartment development project in a preservation zone. It is the first direct accusation of wrongdoing against Temer while in office. The...

Israeli firefighters put out blaze in Haifa, but others rage elsewhere

Israeli firefighters on Friday reined in a blaze that had spread across the country's third-largest city of Haifa and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes. Firefighters continued to battle more than a dozen other blazes around the country for the fourth day in a row. More than...

Masked attacker bursts into French monks' residence and kills woman before fleeing

The French gendarmerie says a masked gunman burst into a retirement home for monks in southern France and killed an elderly woman with a knife. The press service for the national military police couldn't immediately say whether the incident is linked to a terror act or not. A press official said...

Member of U.S. military dies in explosion in Syria

U.S. officials said Thursday that an American service member in Syria has died from wounds suffered in the blast of a roadside bomb. A statement from the public affairs office of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve said the explosion took place in the vicinity of Ayn Issa in northern...

Hurricane Otto makes landfall, bringing strong winds and drenching rain to Central America

Hurricane Otto made landfall as a dangerous Category 2 hurricane on a sparsely populated stretch of Nicaragua's Caribbean coast Thursday, becoming the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. Authorities in Nicaragua said Otto had damaged houses and toppled trees, but so far there...

Magnitude 7.0 offshore quake rattles El Salvador

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has occurred off El Salvador's Pacific coast. The country's civil defense office said there are no immediate reports of damages or injuries from the quake that hit at 12:43 p.m. local time. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter was about 95 miles south-southwest...

Arson suspected as wildfire spreads in Haifa, Israel, forcing thousands to evacuate

A wildfire roared through parts of Israel's third-largest city on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes and prompting a rare call-up of hundreds of military reservists to join overstretched police and firefighters. Authorities said that the blaze may have been set...

Colombia government, rebels sign revised peace agreement

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a new peace agreement with the country's largest rebel movement on Thursday, aiming to end a half century of hostilities. Santos and Rodrigo Londono of leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed the 310-page accord at Bogota's historic...

At least 40 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

At least 40 people were killed in a scaffolding collapse Thursday morning at a construction site in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media reported.  A work platform at a power plant cooling tower being built in the city of Fengcheng came tumbling down at about 7:30 a.m., an official...

Facebook employees say the company created a third-party censorship tool. Will that help unlock China?

Mark Zuckerberg wants the entire world using Facebook, but he'll never achieve that as long as the 1.4-billion-strong population of China is blocked from accessing the social network. And now it has become apparent how far Zuckerberg is willing to bend in an attempt to unlock access to China. Three...

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