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Another 4,000 Syrians flee fighting in Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 5:51am

Syria's state news agency says another 4,000 people have fled the northern city of Aleppo, where government forces are closing in on a rapidly shrinking rebel enclave.

The Latest: Italy's foreign minister asked to be new premier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 5:50am

The Latest on Italy's political crisis (all times local):

Kyrgyzstan votes on constitutional changes amid instability

Leila Saralayeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 5:50am

Voters in Kyrgyzstan are casting ballots in a constitutional referendum that includes amendments that boost the power of prime minister — something opposition groups have criticized in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation.

New Italian Premier-designate Paolo Gentiloni says he'll try to form Italy's new government as soon as possible

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 5:40am

New Italian Premier-designate Paolo Gentiloni says he'll try to form Italy's new government as soon as possible .

Syrian activists say IS has recaptured Palmyra

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 5:40am

Islamic State militants seized the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra on Sunday from government troops despite a wave of Russian airstrikes, a major advance after a year of setbacks in Syria and neighboring Iraq.

Turkey hunts for answers, buries dead after blasts kill 38

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 5:40am

Turkey declared a national day of mourning, launched a full investigation and began to bury its dead Sunday after twin blasts in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium.

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been asked to be the new premier and form a new government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 5:20am

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been asked to be the new premier and form a new government.

The Latest: Syrian activists say IS has seized Palmyra

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 5:20am

The Latest on the fight against the Islamic State group (all times local):

Syrian activists say Islamic State has regained control of ancient city of Palmyra despite air raids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 5:00am

Syrian activists say Islamic State has regained control of ancient city of Palmyra despite air raids.

Hospital director: 160 dead in collapsed Nigerian church

Hilary Uguru and Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 5:00am

Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, a hospital director said Sunday.

The Latest: Protests in Turkey condemn deadly stadium blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 4:42am

The Latest on the twin explosions near an Istanbul soccer stadium on Saturday night (all times local):

Italian foreign minister poised to get premier's job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 4:40am

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was summoned to the presidential palace on Sunday and appeared poised to receive a mandate to try to form a new government.

China conducts flyover of waterways near Japan, Taiwan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 3:51am

China patrolled the waters of a series of hotly contested islands Sunday, a day after staging a flyover of two strategically important waterways near Taiwan and Japan.

Car blast kills 16 at police station in Somalia's capital

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 3:30am

A suicide car bomber killed at least 16 people and injured nine others at a police station in the Somalia capital, a Somali police official said Sunday.

2 suicide bombers die in blasts near market in Nigerian city

Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim and Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 2:50am

Two suicide bombers died when they exploded Sunday in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, injuring 17 people, rescue officials said.

Kuwait seats new government after parliamentary elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 2:20am

Kuwait's emir has inaugurated his country's new government, urging the oil-rich nation to remain unified in the face of heightened regional sectarianism.

Macedonians vote in early elections after wiretap scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 2:20am

Polls opened Sunday in Macedonia for a general election called two years early as part of a Western-brokered agreement to end a paralyzing political crisis.

South Korea indicts ex-presidential aide in scandal probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 2:12am

South Korean prosecutors have reportedly indicted an ex-senior aide to impeached President Park Geun-hye in their investigation into the scandal that led to Park's downfall.

Hospital director: 160 dead in collapsed Nigerian church

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 1:50am

A hospital director says 160 people were killed when a church roof collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria.