1. MERKEL: States should be ready to give up sovereignty
"National states must today - should today, I say - be ready to give sovereignty," said the outgoing CDU chairwoman on Wednesday at an event organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation on "Parliamentarism between globalization and national sovereignty" in Berlin.
Merkel: Those not signing UN pact on migration are pure nationalists
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended a controversial UN agreement on migration, accusing its opponents of 'nationalism.'
Some have linked her remarks to a recent statement by the American president - who said that he considers himself a nationalist.
2. Migrants push on to US-Mexico border bridge as US holds drills
Tension mounted as hundreds of Central American migrants massed at a Mexican border town headed on for a bridge crossing to the United States as President Donald Trump renewed his threats to repel them.
3. 1.8 million asylum requests in Germany since 2013
Official figures show more than 1.8 million people have applied for asylum in Germany in the past five years.
The figures, first reported Friday by German daily Bild, show a sharp rise in asylum requests from 123,581 in 2013 to 723,938 in 2015. This year to date, figure has returned to about 2013 levels.
In a response to a question from opposition Free Democratic Party lawmakers, the government said almost a third of asylum-seekers — about 573,000 — originated from Syria.
The second and third most numerous groups were Afghans and Iraqis, with about 203,000 and 176,000 applicants respectively since 2013.
4. BBC News: Nigel Farage says ditch Gerrard Batten over appointment of Tommy Robinson as UKIP advisor
Pat Condell tweets disappointment in Farage
Disappointing that @Nigel_Farage, who has been demonised for years by the lying media, should dismiss #TommyRobinson in the same way without bothering to talk to him and find out who he really is and what he actually believes.https://t.co/26QVPfpoTE— Pat Condell (@patcondell) November 23, 2018
5. Afghanistan: Dozens dead after blast hits mosque in Khost army base
Reports indicate at least 26 soldiers were killed and 50 more were wounded after an explosion.
6. Nigerian Islamists kill scores of soldiers in military base attack
Islamic State claims responsibility for raid in ongoing insurgency in north-east.
Islamic militants in Nigeria may have killed as many as 100 soldiers in an attack on a military base, according to media reports and security officials.
The reported death toll is among the highest since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in 2015 and comes as the country prepares for elections in three months.
The worst losses came when militants overran a military base in the village of Metele in the north-eastern state of Borno on Sunday.
The area is the centre of an insurgency waged by Boko Haram, which was founded nine years ago to bring strict Islamic law to swaths of Nigeria, and a second newer group linked to Islamic State.
7. Former Olympic village becomes migrant no-go zone run by far-left groups
The former Olympic village in the northern Italian city of Turin has become a no-go zone according to reports that say the area has become filled with migrants and police “do not enter.”
The three buildings within the village were built to house athletes during the 2006 winter Olympics, but are now increasingly used by newly arrived migrants along with far-left activists in their so-called “social centres,” Il Giornale reports.
Around 95 per cent of the residents are men aged 25 to 35, and come from mainly Nigeria, Gambia, and Mali. A large number of them are reported to be illegal migrants.
Far-left activists have occupied the area for several years and cooperate with the illegal migrants to “resist” any attempts to evacuate the squatters.
8. Gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi
Armed attackers stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Friday, killing two policemen, security officials have said. Security forces killed all three attackers, belonging to the armed separatist group Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), and secured the building shortly after the raid was launched, the Pakistani military said.
Pakistan: Chinese consulate attack leaves two policemen, three assailants killed *GRAPHIC*
9. US closes border to test resistance against migrant caravan
US authorities closed the San Ysidro border in Tijuana for at least 30 minutes on Thursday in a practice exercise designed to ward off the thousands of migrants who began amassing near the pedestrian crossing.
10. “I’m a good person”: Sydney terrorist Ahmed Merhi asks Australia to save him and bring him home after he is sentenced to death by hanging in Iraq for being a member of ISIS
Sydney terrorist Ahmed Merhi has begged Australia to help him after he was sentenced to death by hanging in Iraq.
Merhi, 27, was convicted for being a member of Islamic State in the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad.
The former Granville Boys High School student, from Sydney's west, travelled to Syria in 2014 or 2015. [...]
Merhi was arrested alongside his cousin Tarek Khayat who is accused by Lebanese and Australian authorities of plotting to bring down an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi.