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Former president Evo Morales left Bolivia in a Mexican Air Force plane on Monday. AFP/MEXICO FOREIGN MINISTRY

Bolivia’s Morales accepts political asylum in Mexico

LA PAZ – Evo Morales has accepted an offer of political asylum in Mexico a day after resigning as president of Bolivia amid election...
The cocaine, which was contained in thick plastic bags, was washed up along the French Atlantic coast this month. New packages continue to appear daily, closing several beaches. FRANCE TV

Over 750 kilos of ‘cocaine’ washes up on French beaches

FRANCE – Over 750kg (1,654lb) of cocaine – most of it 83-percent pure – has washed up in plastic packages along the French Atlantic...
A protester sits at a roadblock outside a dormitory in Hong Kong on Nov. 12. REUTERS/THOMAS PETER

Hong Kong schools shut amid safety fears

HONG KONG – Some schools and universities here remained closed over safety fears as protesters called for a day of traffic disruptions. 
Smoke billows from an out-of-control bushfire in a nearby residential area in Harrington, Australia. Recently, two of the country’s states have declared a state of emergency due to three days of dangerous weather conditions. KELLY-ANN OOSTERBEEK/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Australia declares state of emergency amid fire

QUEENSLAND – Two Australian states recently declared a state of emergency as bushfires bring a “catastrophic” threat to the heavily populated areas of the...
President Evo Morales addresses the media in El Alto, Bolivia on Nov. 10. REUTERS/CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS

Bolivia’s chief resigns after election backlash

LA PAZ – Bolivian President Evo Morales said he was resigning to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since a...
A still image from a social media video shows a police officer aiming his gun at a protester in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, China on Nov. 11. CUPID PRODUCER VIA REUTERS

HK police officer shoots protester

HONG KONG – Police shot and wounded at least one protester here, reports said, as anti-government demonstrations enter their sixth month.   
At least 211 doctors in Zimbabwe were sacked last week due to their on-going strike for better pay. The strike began in September, paralyzing major hospitals. ZAMBIANOBSERVER.COM

Zimbabwe sacks over 200 doctors

ZIMBABWE – The body in charge of the public health service in this African country said 211 doctors were sacked last week due to...
“Ice eggs” are seen in Hailuoto Island, Finland on Sunday. RISTO MATTILA

‘Ice eggs’ cover Finland beach

Finland – Thousands of egg-shaped balls of ice covered a beach here as a result of a rare weather phenomenon.
Congolese forces said on Saturday they killed 25 Islamist rebels while seven soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo were also killed since the campaign to root out the Allied Democratic Forces militia began late last month. REUTERS

Congolese forces kill 25 Islamist rebels

GOMA – Congolese forces said they killed 25 Islamist rebels since launching an offensive against them late last month. Jacques Nduru,...

Iraqi forces kill 10 protesters

BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces shot dead at least six anti-government protesters here on Thursday and killed four others as they broke up a...

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