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2 girl suicide bombers die in blasts near market in Nigeria

Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim and Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 8:11am

Two girl 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.

The Latest: Kurdish militant group claims Istanbul bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 8:11am

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

Kurdish militant group TAK claims deadly Istanbul bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 8:00am

Kurdish militant group TAK claims deadly Istanbul bombings.

Syrian activists say IS has recaptured Palmyra

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 8:00am

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

IS claims killing of counterterrorism officer in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 7:20am

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing a counterterrorism police officer and wounding his young son in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar.

Serbian soldiers, police protest in over low wages

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 7:20am

Several hundred members of the Serbian police and army have staged a protest complaining of low wages and poor living standards.

Turkey hunts for answers, mourns dead after blasts kill 38

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 7:10am

Turkey declared a national day of mourning, launched a full investigation and paid tribute to its dead Sunday after two bombings in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium.

Italian FM Gentiloni tapped to be premier, form next govt

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 6:40am

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was chosen Sunday to be the country's next premier and pledged to get straight to work on forming a new coalition with the same Democrat Party-led majority.

Romanians vote for parliament amid concerns over graft

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 11th - 6:00am

Romanians voted Sunday in a parliamentary election a year after a massive anti-corruption drive forced the last Socialist prime minister from power.

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 .

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.

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.

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.