World News in Brief: November 4

Sunday, 2018-11-04 15:22:25
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Heavy nuclear missile cruiser "Peter the Great" of Russia's Northern Fleet entered the Barents Sea on Saturday (November 3) to "perform combat training missions," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a press release.

* China's financial system showed resilience and stability amid mounting external uncertainties, as the country moved to resolve systemic risks, the central bank said in a report released Friday, November 2.

* Voter registration reached an all-time high in California ahead of the November 6 midterm elections, Secretary of State Alex Padilla's office announced.

* The Moroccan navy rescued Saturday 136 migrants off Morocco's northern coasts, the Moroccan army said on Saturday.

* The Turkish and Ukrainian presidents pledged on Saturday to boost the strategic cooperation between their countries in a wide range of areas, with focus on trade and defense industry.

* A fighter jet fell during a training flight due to a technical issue and its pilot has survived the accident, Egyptian military spokesman said in a statement on Saturday. Russian reports pointed out that the jet was delivered to Egypt earlier this year under a commercial contract.

* The al-Qaida-linked Hurras al-Deen rebel group on Saturday targeted positions of the Syrian government forces as well as areas where Russian positions are located in northern Syria in the demilitarized zone, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

* Yemen's Houthi rebels said they launched a drone air attack on a royal Saudi air force base in the Saudi southern border province on Saturday, rebel-run Al-Masirah TV reported.

* Russia will "do everything necessary" to preserve and expand international trade, economic and financial cooperation with Iran despite the sanctions imposed on the latter by the United States, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

* A total of 34 Taliban militants were killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan, said the country's Ministry of Defense on Saturday.

* Heavy rain and gales devastating parts of Italy have claimed two more lives, taking the overall death toll to at least 17, and laid waste to vast swathes of forest.

* President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he and President Donald Trump had discussed Turkey's Halkbank, which faces potential US fines after an executive was convicted of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade US sanctions.

* A member of the US armed forces was killed and another was wounded on Saturday in an apparent insider attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said.

* Two women were killed and five other were injured when a gunman opened fire in a Florida yoga studio before class members fought back and the attacker killed himself, police said on Saturday.