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Trump administration announces sanctions against North Korea

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:49:39 GMT2017-11-21T12:49:39Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration plans to announce Tuesday new sanctions on North Korea, after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation....

Analysis: US terror list more symbolism than substance

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:49:50 GMT2017-11-21T11:49:50Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- As North Korea marches toward nuclear mastery, President Donald Trump slaps the country back on an American blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism. But is it anything more than bluster?...

10 Things to Know for Today

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:41:59 GMT2017-11-21T11:41:59Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...

Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:54:15 GMT2017-11-21T10:54:15Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad was asked to come to Russia to get him to agree to potential peace initiatives drafted by Russia, Iran and Turkey as Russia prepares to scale down its military presence in the country's 6-year war, the Kremlin said on Tuesday....

His country a smoldering ruin, but Assad still in his seat

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:01:35 GMT2017-11-21T12:01:35Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- His nation is a smoldering ruin, much of it held by rival armed factions, domestic or foreign. Half the population is displaced, hundreds of thousands have died and much of the West regards him as a tyrant and human rights abuser. But Syrian President Bashar Assad appears to have survived the war and is likely to hold onto power for the foreseeable future....

'CBS This Morning' to air for 1st time after Rose suspension

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:24:59 GMT2017-11-21T10:24:59Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS halting distribution of his nightly interview show and CBS News suspending him following a Washington Post report with the accusations of eight women....

Sexual abuse is pervasive in Islamic schools in Pakistan

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:09:18 GMT2017-11-21T07:09:18Z

KEHRORE PAKKA, Pakistan (AP) -- Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again....

Fired Zimbabwean VP says Mugabe should resign immediately

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:45:13 GMT2017-11-21T11:45:13Z

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation's "insatiable desire" for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the 93-year-old leader said Tuesday, as impeachment proceedings were set to begin against the world's oldest head of state....

Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:06:19 GMT2017-11-21T12:06:19Z

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A teenage suicide bomber detonated as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region's deadliest attacks in years....