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Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to more than 50

Yacouba Cisse, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:53am

A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region.

Taliban bomb expert accidently kills himself and 4 sons

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:51am

The government says an expert bomb maker for the insurgent Taliban inadvertently killed himself and his four sons in northern Afghanistan, while building a cache of roadside bombs.

Iraq military: Troops have 'full control' of eastern Mosul

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:51am

U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in "full control" of eastern Mosul, after routing Islamic State militants from that part of the northern city almost exactly three months since the major operation started.

Serbian activists beaten after protesting war criminal event

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:30am

A Serbian rights group said Wednesday its activists were beaten after interrupting an event organized by the ruling populists that included an appearance by a convicted war criminal.

Death toll in northern Mali attack rises above 50, with more than 100 wounded, military says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:30am

Death toll in northern Mali attack rises above 50, with more than 100 wounded, military says.

Turkish parliament resumes voting on Erdogan's powers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:23am

Turkey's parliament is scheduled on Wednesday to start a second round of deliberations on a contentious package of constitutional amendments that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office executive powers.

Malaysia says OIC will push Myanmar to halt Rohingya crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:22am

Malaysia's foreign minister said Wednesday that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is expected to call for a halt to violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority and for the safe return of refugees.

Gambia leader's term extended as tourists are evacuated

Abdoulie John, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:21am

Gambia said Wednesday its legislators have voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh's term by three months, just hours before his mandate was set to expire. But the president-elect has vowed to take office regardless of whether Jammeh leaves. Amid the uncertainty, tourists began to evacuate the country.

German vice chancellor condemns populist's Holocaust remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:20am

Germany's vice chancellor has harshly condemned remarks by a prominent member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party calling for an end to the country's decades-long tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past.

Iraqi PM wants full disclosure about 2003 US-led invasion

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:12am

Iraq's prime minister is demanding full disclosure about events surrounding the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

Poland's top politician wants tighter parliament order rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:10am

Rules must be changed in Poland's parliament to ensure order and discipline in case opposition lawmakers stage further protests and obstruction. The country's most influential politician said.

Official: Russia could end ban on US adoptions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:02am

The speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament said Wednesday Moscow is willing to open discussions about rescinding the ban on Americans adopting Russian children.

Kosovo premier calls on Serbia to drop threatening language

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:00am

Kosovo's prime minister has called on Serbia to refrain from threatening language and turn to dialogue and cooperation.

Cyprus peace deal nudges closer as hurdles still to overcome

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:00am

Diplomats are meeting Wednesday in the Swiss resort of Mont Pelerin, charged with figuring out if the differences are bridgeable in a deal to reunify ethnically split Cyprus.

46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:51am

At least 46 "severely injured" people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed and they need urgent evacuation, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Wednesday.

Gunfire near Ivory Coast port as government meets on unrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:41am

A witness says military police have fired weapons near the port in Ivory Coast's largest city and soldiers are responding to the scene.

Bosnian Serb nationalist leader dismisses US sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:40am

Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik has dismissed U.S. sanctions imposed on him for obstructing the peace accords that ended Bosnia's war two decades ago, calling it a reversible act of revenge by the departing Obama administration.

Israeli Arab, policeman killed amid clashes over demolitions

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:40am

An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel, police said, while local residents accused the police of using excessive force, saying the man lost control of his vehicle after he was shot.

EU migration chief deplores conditions in Greek island camps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:33am

Europe's top official for migration on Wednesday deplored the plight of thousands of refugees and other migrants in camps on Greece's eastern Aegean island of Lesbos who face harsh winter conditions.