Nov. 20, 2018

REUTERS

A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy.

President Donald Trump is likely to give U.S. troops authority to protect immigration agents stationed along the U.S. border with Mexico if they come under threat from migrants seeking to cross into the United States, a U.S. official said on Monday.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.

An attacker shouting "Allahu akbar" stabbed a Belgian policeman several times in the neck in central Brussels on Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Myanmar's High Court has allowed an appeal to proceed in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years on charges of breaking the country's Official Secrets Act, defense lawyers said on Tuesday.

U.S. homebuilding rose in October amid a rebound in multi-family housing projects, but construction of single-family homes fell for a second straight month, suggesting the housing market remained mired in weakness as mortgage rates march higher.

The value of bitcoins handled by major payment processors shriveled nearly 80 percent in the year to September. That suggests the cryptocurrency is struggling to mature from speculative asset to a serious alternative to state-issued money.

Amazon.com Inc has bid for Walt Disney Co's 22 regional sports networks, including Yes Network, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Heavy rains are expected in northern California on Tuesday, raising the risk of mudslides and hindering the search for more victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state's history as nearly 1,000 people remain listed as missing.

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Police said on Tuesday they arrested three men who were allegedly preparing to attack a "mass gathering" in Melbourne, less than two weeks after a man was killed in Australia's second-largest city in what police said was an act of terrorism.

The United States is reportedly considering adding Venezuela to its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Including the South American socialist state on the list could impose further financial restrictions on Caracas at a time when it is already battling hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages and a mass exodus of citizens.

Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated on Monday from areas around Guatemala's Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting overnight, the country's disaster agency Conred said.

Israeli fire wounded a cameraman for the Associated Press news agency and 24 other Palestinians during protests Monday in northern Gaza, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

Italy has ordered the seizure of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius for alleged illegal waste treatment, Doctors without Borders said on Tuesday.

Poland's Catholic Church on Monday asked victims of sexual abuse by the clergy for forgiveness, a month after an appeal court upheld a ruling stating the Church was responsible for the crimes of one if its priests.

The North Korean soldier who defected to the South in a hail of bullets last year is a general's son but says most Northerners of his age have no loyalty to Kim Jong Un, according to a Japanese newspaper.

From sufis in Iraqi Kurdistan shaking their hair to rhythmic drumbeats, to Libyan children receiving toys and Egyptians swapping sweets -- Muslims across the world celebrated Prophet Mohammed's birthday on Tuesday.

One of the first Muslim women in Congress is challenging a 181-year-old rule that bars religious headwear in the House chamber.

BBC

A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 13 lbs. of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials said. Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip-flops.

People trapped in a falling lift in the US city of Chicago thought they were going to die as they plummeted 84 floors to the ground. Six people, including a pregnant woman, fell from the 95th to the 11th floor in a skyscraper formerly known as the John Hancock Center early on Friday morning.

Since July, more than 200,000 people have fled into camps following ethnic conflict on the border of Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions, aid group Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said.

On World Toilet Day, it has reported that 93%of Ethiopians lack basic sanitation where they live, making it the lowest ranked nation on the continent.

Fighting has broken out in the Yemeni city of Hudaydah despite both the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels agreeing to halt offensives.

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New Jersey officials announced on Friday that an 11th child has died and another 23 children have become stricken with adenovirus at a New Jersey center for severely disabled children.

A recent poll by SurveyMonkey for Axios appears to show that public opinion on social media firms has become quite negative amongst the majority of people questioned. 57 Percent of Americans surveyed believe that social media hurts democracy and free speech.

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