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More than 30 dead as tanker rams into vehicles on Kenya road

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 5:52pm

A tanker carrying chemical gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing more than 30 people and injuring 10, officials said Sunday.

Mexico's drug war marks a decade amid doubts, changes

Alfredo Pena and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 5:50pm

Ten years after Mexico declared a war on drugs, the offensive has left some major drug cartels splintered and many old-line kingpins like Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in jail, but done little to reduce crime or violence in the nation's roughest regions.

Turkish official says Istanbul twin bombings have killed 15, wounded 69

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 5:11pm

Turkish official says Istanbul twin bombings have killed 15, wounded 69.

At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 4:41pm

The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.

A look at notable dates in Mexico's decade-old drug war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 4:30pm

Dec. 11, 2006: Then-President Felipe Calderon orders almost 7,000 soldiers to his home state of Michoacan to fight drug cartels.

Colombia's Santos accepts Nobel, urges shift in drug war

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 3:53pm

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, saying it helped his country achieve the "impossible dream" of ending a half-century-long civil war.

Mexico Culture Secretary Rafael Tovar y de Teresa dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 2:04pm

Mexican Secretary of Culture Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, a diplomat, historian and promoter of the arts, died Saturday, the Culture Ministry announced. He was 62.

Gambia's president-elect says Jammeh can't demand new vote

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:21pm

Gambia's president-elect said Saturday that the outgoing leader who now rejects his defeat has no constitutional authority to call for another election, and he called on President Yahya Jammeh to help with a smooth transition in the interest of the tiny West African country.

Mexican drug cartel leader's son arrested in western state

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:11pm

Mexican police arrested the son of a drug cartel leader who was extradited to the United States, authorities said Saturday.

Death toll in Yemen suicide bombing rises to 45

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:00pm

A suicide bomber on Saturday blew himself up inside an army base in the southern city of Aden, killing 45 soldiers and wounding another 50, security officials said.

Radio journalist shot dead outside home in northern Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:50pm

A radio station in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua says one of its reporters has been shot dead outside his home.

Islamic State militants re-enter Syria's historic Palmyra

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:44pm

Islamic State militants re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria on Saturday for the first time since they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces nine months ago.

Turkey shifts closer to expanding powers for Erdogan

Dominque Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:40pm

Turkey's ruling party on Saturday submitted proposed constitutional amendments that could greatly expand the powers and extend the mandate of the country's president.

Netanyahu's coalition chair angers Arabs with voting remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:10pm

The coalition chairman of Benjamin Netanyahu's government angered Israel's Arab minority on Saturday by saying he would rather they didn't vote, in comments reminiscent of those made by the prime minister last year.

Italian president: We need a new government urgently

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:00pm

Italy's president promised Saturday he'll decide "in the next hours" about who to tap as the next premier, saying the country needs a new government as soon as possible to tackle problems, like troubled banks and quake-struck towns needing reconstruction.

Islamic State militants re-enter Syria's historic Palmyra

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:10am

Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has re-entered the historic city of Palmyra (pahl-MEER'-uh) in central Syria, nine months after they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces in a highly publicized campaign.

Yemeni officials say the death toll from suicide bombing in the southern city of Aden has risen to 45

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:50am

Yemeni officials say the death toll from suicide bombing in the southern city of Aden has risen to 45.

Syrian activists report Islamic State group militants have re-entered historic city of Palmyra following 3-day blitz

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:00am

Syrian activists report Islamic State group militants have re-entered historic city of Palmyra following 3-day blitz .

Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after IS attack

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:53am

Reinforcements have been sent to eastern Mosul after a major Islamic State counterattack drove troops back last week, further slowing a nearly two-month-old offensive to retake the city, according to an Iraqi commander.