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This undated official photo taken from the Russian Interior Ministry web site shows Alexander Prokopchuk, Russian Interior Ministry general who's currently an Interpol vice president. Kremlin foes including financier Bill Browder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Alexei Navalny have warned that naming a top Russian police official to the job would undermine Interpol. Russian Interior Ministry spokesman Irina Volk on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 lashed out at critics, accusing them of running a "campaign to discredit" the Russian candidate Alexander Prokopchuk. (Russian Interior Ministry via AP)
The Latest: Kremlin critic salutes Interpol president choiceKremlin critic Bill Browder says common sense has prevailed with Interpol's decision to bypass a longtime veteran of Russia's security services and choose a South Korean as its new president
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Amnesty to expand probe of US-led campaign in Syria's RaqqaAmnesty International is enlisting the help of thousands of online activists to speed up its investigation into the U.S.-led campaign that drove Islamic State militants from their self-styled capital of Raqqa but left the Syrian city in ruins
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file, photo, a doctor measures the arm of malnourished girl at the Aslam Health Center, Hajjah, Yemen. An estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen’s civil war in 2015, an international aid group said Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in YemenAn international aid group says an estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen's civil war in 2015
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Israeli Cabinet minister: Gaza leader's days are numberedA senior Israeli Cabinet minister is threatening to kill the leader of Gaza's militant Hamas rulers
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In this image made from video, Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, right, and financier William Browder attend a joint press conference in London, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Kremlin foes including financier Bill Browder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Alexei Navalny have warned that naming a top Russian police official to the job would undermine Interpol. Russian Interior Ministry spokesman Irina Volk lashed out at critics, accusing them of running a "campaign to discredit" the Russian candidate Alexander Prokopchuk. (AP Photo)
South Korean named Interpol president in blow to RussiaSouth Korea's Kim Jong Yang has been elected as Interpol's next president, edging out a longtime veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the U.S., Britain and other European nations
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Migrants forced off ship after refusing to return to LibyaAn international rights group says Libyan authorities have forcibly removed dozens of migrants who had barricaded themselves in a container ship in the port city of Misrata for the past 10 days after being picked up at sea
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Interpol elects South Korea's Kim Jong Yang as its president in blow to Russian efforts at naming one of their ownInterpol elects South Korea's Kim Jong Yang as its president in blow to Russian efforts at naming one of their own
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Iraqi town fearful as battle against IS rages next doorLife in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim has been put on hold as just across the border in Syria, fighting rages against one of the last major enclaves of the Islamic State group
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo, Moshe Gordon sits outside his guest house advertised on the Airbnb international home-sharing site, in the Nofei Prat settlement in the West Bank. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, Israel's Tourism Minister Yariv Levin threatened the vacation rental company Airbnb with higher taxes, restrictions and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement banIsrael is threatening vacation rental company Airbnb with high taxes and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Jewish West Bank settlements
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Despite UN call for Yemen truce, new clashes around key portYemeni officials, witnesses: Fighting flares up again between Saudi-led coalition, Shiite rebels around port of Hodeida
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Iraq says airstrikes kill 40 Islamic State fighters in SyriaThe Iraqi military says it has killed 40 Islamic State militants in airstrikes in Syria
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Judge says families 'shattered,' wants Iraqi detainees freedA federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to release about 100 Iraqi nationals who are under deportation orders but have been in custody for more than six months
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, candles, lit by activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are placed outside Saudi Arabia's consulate, in Istanbul, during a candlelight vigil. President Donald Trump is facing mounting pressure to sternly rebuke Saudi Arabia over the death of Khashoggi. So far, Trump is resisting calls to harshly reprimand the close U.S. ally.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
Amnesty says Saudi activists beaten, tortured in detentionAmnesty International says several activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, including a number of women, have been beaten and tortured during interrogation
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo, Moshe Gordon sits outside his guest house advertised on the Airbnb international home-sharing site, in the Nofei Prat settlement in the West Bank. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, Israel's Tourism Minister Yariv Levin threatened the vacation rental company Airbnb with higher taxes, restrictions and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement banIsrael is threatening vacation rental company Airbnb with high taxes and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Jewish West Bank settlements
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Smoke rises, sirens wail at Gaza's deadly recurring protestsGaza's weekly protests have become a grim and violent ritual, with thousands of Palestinians gathering at the frontier every week and dozens killed and wounded by Israeli fire
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