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2 soldiers killed as Ivory Coast unrest continues over pay

Robbie Corey-Boulet and Alexis Adele, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:12pm

This month's unrest in Ivory Coast turned deadly for the first time Tuesday, as a witness said two soldiers were killed in clashes in the capital, Yamoussoukro. The deaths and gunfire by other security forces was a warning that the government had not yet calmed anger that began Jan. 6 with a mutiny.

Israeli army: Palestinian shot trying to stab soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank, the military said Tuesday, as it investigates soldiers' conduct during a violent Palestinian demonstration the day before.

Romanian prosecutor slams fugitive for harassment campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

A senior Romanian intelligence official announced his retirement Tuesday after a businessman and former lawmaker indicted on wide-ranging corruption charges claimed he had a close relationship with the officer, and a top anti-corruption prosecutor denounced the fugitive for what she called a harassment campaign.

Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100

Haruna Umar and Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers, a Borno state official said.

Gambia leader, pressured to go, declares state of emergency

Abdoulie John, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month.

Official: Germany eyes holding general election on Sept. 24

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

The German government is aiming to hold this year's general election on Sept. 24.

Ex-UK foreign secretary faces legal action in rendition case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A lawsuit against former U.K. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw brought by an ex-Libyan dissident who alleges he and his wife were abducted and sent to Tripoli with British complicity can proceed, Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Mexican governor: kids were given water instead of medicine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A governor in Mexico says state-run hospitals apparently gave children water instead of chemotherapy treatments.

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party leader faces 142 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:11am

Turkish prosecutors charged the chairman of the country's pro-Kurdish party on Tuesday with leading a terror organization, engaging in terror propaganda and other crimes for which they are seeking a 142-year prison sentence, the state-run news agency reported.

Rolls Royce agrees to pay $808 million on bribery claims

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:02am

Jet engine maker Rolls Royce has agreed to pay 671 million pounds ($808 million) to settle bribery and corruption charges brought by authorities in Britain, the U.S. and Brazil.

Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:51am

A Red Cross worker says volunteers for the relief agency are among those who've been killed in a mistaken bombing of a refugee camp in Nigeria. It was carried out by a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet that was on a mission against Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') extremists.

UK report warned of security ahead of 2015 Tunisia attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:51am

A lawyer says an official British report had criticized security at beach hotels in the Tunisian resort of Sousse months before an extremist killed 38 in a gun attack there in 2015.

Gambia declares state of emergency as leader seeks to stay in power despite election loss

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:21am

Gambia declares state of emergency as leader seeks to stay in power despite election loss.

Serbian pro-Russian president slams outgoing US government

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:21am

Serbia's president lashed out Tuesday at the outgoing Obama administration and expressed hope President-elect Donald Trump will be more open to the Balkan nation's Russia-backed claim to Kosovo.

Polish opposition slams ruling party's electoral reform plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:14am

Changes to an electoral law proposed by Poland's conservative ruling party are aimed at helping it win local elections next year, opposition leaders said Tuesday.

Turkey: Istanbul nightclub attacker confessed after capture

Mehmet Guzel and Neyran Elden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:11am

The accused perpetrator of a New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul has confessed and his fingerprints are a match, Turkish authorities said Tuesday. They identified him as an Uzbek national who trained in Afghanistan and staged the attack for the Islamic State group.

Ex-Yugo general Trifunovic, symbol of senseless war, dies

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:01am

Former Yugoslav army general Vlado Trifunovic, whose treason conviction by Serbia's wartime nationalist leadership became a symbol of the senselessness of the 1990s' Balkan conflict, has died, Serbia's state broadcaster reported. He was 78.

Norway defends mass murderer Breivik's prison conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:01am

Norway on Tuesday defended the prison conditions under which mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is being held.

Puerto Rico island tackles over-population of horses

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:50am

Another long holiday weekend is starting, and tourists are flocking by ferry and small plane to Vieques, a tiny island off the coast of Puerto Rico that's famed for bright turquoise waters, lush mangrove forests and picturesque free-roaming horses.