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33 killed, several dozen injured in explosion at northern Mali camp, local official says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:10am

33 killed, several dozen injured in explosion at northern Mali camp, local official says.

Attack in northern Mali kills 7, but toll certain to rise

Yacouba Cisse, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:00am

A local official says at least 33 people have been killed and several dozen injured after an explosives-laden vehicle targeted a camp housing armed groups in northern Mali.

German Greens choose centrist duo for election campaign

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:00am

Germany's traditionally left-leaning Greens have chosen two centrists to lead them into this year's election, in which the party could be a key to forming a new government with or without Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Gambia's Parliament extends leader's stay in power 3 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:00am

Gambia's Parliament has voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh's term in office for three months, even as his mandate was set to end Thursday, state television said Wednesday. The extension takes effect immediately.

China calls on US to bar Taiwan from Trump inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:50am

China on Wednesday called on the U.S. to bar a Taiwanese delegation from attending Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, underscoring concerns that the incoming president could seek to redefine relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington.

Turkey official says border wall with Syria near completion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:40am

A senior Turkish official says two-thirds of a border wall to prevent infiltration from Syria has been completed, and that authorities had prevented a few attempts to dig tunnels underneath the wall.

State television: Gambia's Parliament votes to extend leader's term of office for 3 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:40am

State television: Gambia's Parliament votes to extend leader's term of office for 3 months.

German monitors say 2 large earthquakes have hit in the area of central Italy that has seen a series of tremors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:30am

German monitors say 2 large earthquakes have hit in the area of central Italy that has seen a series of tremors.

Malaysia says OIC will push Myanmar to halt Rohingya crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:30am

Malaysia says the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is expected to call for a halt to violence affecting Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority and the safe return of refugees.

AP Explains: The African leader who refuses to leave

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:20am

The tiny nation of Gambia has West Africa on the brink of a military intervention, and thousands, including cabinet ministers, are fleeing the country. Longtime President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down after losing elections and has declared a state of emergency. On Thursday, President-elect Adama Barrow intends to go through with his inauguration, with the support of the international community. Here's a look at the crisis.

Russia extends residence permit for Snowden

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:10am

Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.

Israeli Arab, policeman killed in clashes over demolitions

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:10am

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 over a court-ordered operation to demolish illegally built homes, police said, while local residents accused the police of using excessive force against demonstrators.

Group: Mali civilians threatened by extremism, banditry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:00am

Human Rights Watch says Mali's government is failing to protect civilians in its northern and central regions from Islamic extremists who killed dozens of people last year while pressuring families to give up their children to jihad.

China's top judge attracts criticism with remarks

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:40am

China's top judge has drawn criticism from legal professionals after he dismissed the concept of judicial independence as an "erroneous Western ideal," a statement seemingly aimed at emphasizing the ruling Communist Party's ultimate control over all areas of public life.

Turkish parliament resumes voting on Erdogan's powers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:40am

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

Turkey: suspected gunman's capture aids security against IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:40am

Turkey's justice minister says the capture of the suspected perpetrator of the New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul will lead to a better understanding of the Islamic State group's operations in Turkey.

Czech man accused of AIDS offense held in Thailand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:30am

Thai police said Wednesday they have arrested a Czech man wanted in his country for allegedly having unprotected sex with several people, including a minor, while being aware that he had AIDS.

Caroline Kennedy boosted US-Japan ties as US ambassador

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:30am

Caroline Kennedy stepped down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa.

In final speech, Hong Kong leader warns on independence push

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:21pm

Hong Kong's outgoing leader warned in his farewell policy speech Wednesday that independence for the Chinese-controlled territory is not possible.