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Yemeni rebels say they will halt rocket fire at Saudi Arabia

In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Houthi Shiite fighters guard a street leading to the residence of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. A senior leader from Yemen's Houthi rebels says that for the sake of peace efforts the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia, its larger northern neighbor who is leading a U.S.-backed Arab coalition to restore Yemen's internationally recognized government.



Police probe whether quadruple stabbing is linked to north London shooting

Detectives are probing whether a quadruple stabbing that left four men in hospital in north London is linked to a shooting nearby. The Metropolitan Police said it was called to reports of a fight at Fraser Road, Edmonton, shortly before 6pm on Sunday.



Evacuations urged near Guatemala's erupting Volcano of Fire

Disaster coordination authorities have asked 10 communities in Guatemala to evacuate and go to safe areas after an increased eruption of the Volcano of Fire. The 10 communities have at least 2,000 residents, but each community will decide if they evacuate or not.



Landslides kill 13 and leave four missing in Vietnam

Landslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam. A disaster official in Khanh Hoa province said some 600 soldiers have been mobilised to search for the missing and evacuate people from high-risk areas.



What the papers say - " November 19

At the opening of a "critical" week for the country and the Prime Minister, Brexit is at the top of the agenda for most of Monday's papers. The Guardian says Theresa May is facing what may be the most perilous week of her premiership as she tries to fend off attacks on her plan from Tory rebels.



Brexit likely to reduce economic growth: Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon will reiterate her call for the UK to remain part of the single market and customs union when she addresses an economic forum later. Scotland's First Minister will tell the event in Dundee that Brexit in any form is likely to reduce economic growth.



Mexican protesters voice anger against migrants heading towards US

Hundreds of residents of the Mexican city of Tijuana congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California to protest against the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the US. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months ahead of them while they seek asylum.



Tijuana protesters chant 'Out!' at migrants camped in city

Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months ahead of them while they seek asylum. The federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon swell to 10,000.



Trump on Khashoggi death tape: 'No reason for me to hear it'

President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally. Trump, in an interview that aired Sunday, made clear that the audio recording, supplied by the Turkish government, would not affect his response to the Oct. 2 killing of Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had been critical of the Saudi royal family.



Official: Car bomb in Iraq's Tikrit kills 5

An Iraqi security official says five people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the city of Tikrit. The officer in the army said 16 others were wounded in the blast that targeted a commercial street on Sunday.



Iraq's president meets Saudi king after visiting rival Iran

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has received Iraq's President Barham Salih a day after the Iraqi official visited the kingdom's rival, Iran. Salih's back-to-back visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia reflect the delicate balance Iraq seeks to maintain in a region where its two powerful neighbors are battling for supremacy.



Madagascar heads to runoff election on Dec. 19

In Madagascar, two former heads of state qualified for the second round of the presidential election, to be held on Dec. 19. Andry Rajoelina, president of the transitional period of 2009 to 2014, won 39 percent of the vote and Marc Ravalomanana, president from 2002 to 2009, received 35 percent of the vote. The remainder of the votes were split up between the 34 other candidates.



Scottish Government looks to strengthen ties with India

Mr Swinney will hold meetings in Delhi and Bangalore with business and government figures during the visit from November 23 to 29. He said: "There is much we can learn from India, a country highly regarded for its spirit of creativity, entrepreneurship and young ambitious workforce. "Equally, Scotland can offer a lot of expertise in areas that the Indian Government have identified as important, such as clean water and data driven innovation, and I look forward to discussing these priority subjects further.



Finnish president says he briefed Trump on forest monitoring

In this July 16, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto as they pose for a photo in Helsinki, Finland. Niinisto said in an interview published on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 that he briefed Trump in the wake of the California wildfires on how the Nordic country effectively monitors its substantial forest resources with a well-working surveillance system.



Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

The Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office, a Taliban official and another individual close to the group said Sunday. The talks are aimed at renewing the Afghan peace process and eventually winding down America's longest war.



Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed

Iraqi police say a Muslim cleric has been killed outside his home after he suggested that demonstrators should take up arms over poor public services in Basra. Wissam al-Ghrawi was a prominent figure in demonstrations in recent months demanding clean water and reliable electricity in the southern Iraqi city.



Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro Source: AP

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