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Activists say at least 21 people killed in air strikes on rebel-held town of Idlib in northwest Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:00am

Activists say at least 21 people killed in air strikes on rebel-held town of Idlib in northwest Syria.

The Latest: Candidate: Austria vote has import beyond nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:00am

The Latest on Austria's presidential election (all times local):

Putin confident Trump will make responsible decisions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:40am

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is confident that President-elect Donald Trump will soon realize the level of responsibility his job entails.

Suspected warlord killed in Russia's Dagestan

Arsen Mollayev, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:11am

A warlord suspected to be behind multiple attacks in the North Caucasus and four of his accomplices have been killed in a police operation in Dagestan, local police said Sunday.

Indian, Afghan leaders urge end to terror support

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:50am

The leaders of India and Afghanistan on Sunday urged countries in their region to stop supporting armed militants.

Trump's call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

Johnson Lai and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:50am

With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships between the U.S., mainland China, and the self-governing island China regards as a renegade province.

Body parts found after Indonesian plane with 13 disappears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:40am

Indonesian rescuers on Sunday recovered body parts in the sea where a police plane with 13 people aboard is believed to have crashed the previous day.

The Latest: Renzi votes in Italy with future on the line

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:40am

The Latest on Italy's referendum on constitutional reforms (all times local):

Palestinian Fatah party ends conference with boost for Abbas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:20am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tightened his hold on Fatah and shut out a key rival, according to unofficial results Sunday of leadership elections in the movement which has dominated West Bank politics for decades.

Syrian army tells rebels in eastern Aleppo: leave or die

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:00am

Syria's army says it is offering rebel fighters in besieged eastern Aleppo an opportunity to leave the city with their lives.

3 women dead in Finland shooting in southeastern town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:50am

A gunman killed three women in an apparent random shooting in a nightlife district in a small town in southeastern Finland, police said Sunday. A 23-year-old local man has been detained.

Qatar news outlet scales back output after website blocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:30am

A popular news website in Qatar is scaling back operations days after authorities blocked access in what the company describes as an act of censorship.

Hamas radio: 3 bodies recovered from flooded Gaza tunnel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 1:50am

Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of three Palestinians who went missing in a smuggling tunnel between Gaza and Egypt.

No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo is crushed

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 1:10am

The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave's streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues.

Iran demands that Obama allow US sanctions to expire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:20am

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani demanded Sunday that U.S. President Barack Obama not sign an extension of U.S. sanctions, saying the bill is a violation of a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Austrians vote for president in election watched Europe-wide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:40pm

In an election sure to reverberate across Europe, Austrian voters are choosing between a right-wing populist and a left-leaning former politician for their next president.

France pledges $30 million for wartime heritage protection

Adam Schreck and Malak Harb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:41pm

France committed $30 million toward protecting cultural heritage sites during wartime on Saturday, a first step in the creation of an international fund aimed at preventing destruction like that carried out by Islamic State militants.

In remote Indian village, cannabis is its only livelihood

Rishabh R. Jain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:10pm

For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas.

UN: World population grows, young girls struggle

Sam McNeil, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 9:35pm

The world's population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the U.N. said Thursday, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.