World
November 9

AP Explains: A look at why Spain is voting again

Spain is back at the polls for the fourth time in four years with violence linked to Catalonia's regional secession push and a predicted surge in Spain's nascent far-right party dominating the election campaign. Here's a look at why the country is voting once more, and what might come out of the election.
World
November 9

Hopes of young Lebanese to escape sectarianism put to test

Singer Tania Saleh grew up amid a civil war that robbed her of her childhood, of her friends and neighbors and of the Lebanon she so loved. For years, she has sung the pains of sectarian schisms.
World
November 9

Iranian media say injuries jump to 520 in Friday quake

Iran's state TV is saying the number of injured people from a magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Friday has jumped to 520 from more than 300.
World
November 8

Venezuelans charting escape selling off past at flea markets

Having decided it's time to abandon her crisis-torn homeland, Yenika Calderon spreads out her worldly possessions in the middle of a flea market in Venezuela's capital, hoping to pocket enough money to give her young family a fresh start far away in Spain.
World
November 8

Ex-leader's release buoys Brazil's left, angers the right

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's release from jail has fired up Brazil's weakened leftist opposition, though it's likely to anger conservatives who considered his incarceration proof the country was finally serious about ending corruption.
World
November 8

India's court set to deliver verdict on temple dispute

India's security forces were on high alert ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict Saturday in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in 1992, sparking deadly religious riots.
South Metro
November 8
Elizabeth Mann

U student found safe after two days missing in India, relatives say

Elizabeth Mann is safe and heading back to Minnesota soon, family members say.
World
November 8

Dissent spreads in Bolivia's police amid political unrest

Dissension appeared to be spreading in police forces across Bolivia on Friday as opposing sides in the country's political divide held fast to their positions after 17 days of violent protests over the legitimacy of President Evo Morales' claimed re-election.
World
November 8

AP Exclusive: Abusive S Korean facility exported children

A South Korean facility that kidnapped and abused children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a massive profit-seeking enterprise that thrived by exploiting those trapped within its walls, The Associated Press has found.
World
November 8
Dawna Langford's coffin is carried after a funeral service in La Mora, Mexico, Nov. 7, 2019.

Stay or go? US residents of Mexico town torn after 9 killed

U.S. citizens living in a small Mexican farming community established by their Mormon ancestors are trying to decide whether they should stay or leave after burying some of the nine American women and children slaughtered this week in a drug cartel ambush.
World
November 8

Church looted by vandals as protests rage in Chile's capital

Hooded protesters looted a Roman Catholic church Friday near the main gathering site for three weeks of mass protests against Chile's government over inequality.
World
November 8

Da Silva's release brings new energy to Brazil's opposition

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva walked out of prison on Friday, injecting new energy into a weakened opposition. His exit drew cheers from supporters who had gathered to celebrate the release of the man who rose from poverty to lead the country through an economic boom.
World
November 8

Descendants meet in Mexico on 500th anniversary of conquest

Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter.
World
November 8

No coalition troops hurt in rocket attack at Iraq base

A barrage of Katyusha rockets targeted an Iraqi air base that houses American troops south of the city of Mosul on Friday, officials said. No members of the U.S.-led coalition were injured.
World
November 8

Descendants meet in Mexico on 500th anniversary of conquest

Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter.
Celebrities
November 8
Roman Polanski

French paper: French woman claims rape by Polanski in 1975

A French woman in her early 60s claims she was violently raped at age 18 by Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, a fugitive from the U.S. for more than four decades since pleading guilty to a sex offense with a minor, a French newspaper reported Friday.
World
November 8

Haitians seek medical help from US Navy ship amid protests

Hundreds of Haitians with health problems ranging from diabetes to bullet injuries lined up on Friday hoping to be seen by a staff member aboard the USNS Comfort that docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission.
World
November 8

The Latest: Venezuela's Maduro celebrates Da Silva's release

The Latest on Brazilian former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (all times local):
World
November 8

Spain repeats election as Catalan crisis boosts far right

Spain is holding its fourth general election in as many years — and the second this year — amid voter distrust and a renewed Catalan independence bid that has bolstered the far right.
World
November 8

AP Explains: Brazil judge orders ex-leader Da Silva freed

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has left a Curitiba prison, less than a day after the Supreme Court ruled that a person can be imprisoned only after all the appeals have been exhausted. The court ruling also stands to free other inmates who are appealing convictions, including politicians and executives jailed in a sprawling corruption investigation known as Car Wash, or Lava Jato in Portuguese. The probe was praised for working to dismantle Brazil's culture of impunity, but it has faced growing criticism for allegedly being used to settle political scores.