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3 detectives killed, burned in southern Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

The charred remains of three federal detectives were found Friday in the bed of a burning pickup truck in the southern Mexico resort of Zihuatanejo.

World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:30pm

Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said.

Diplomat: Geneva meeting could avoid 'destruction' in Aleppo

Dave Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:01pm

A meeting on Saturday between Moscow and Washington is extremely important because it could avoid "massive destruction" if a plan for evacuating rebel fighters and civilians from war-ravaged Aleppo can be worked out, the U.N.'s special envoy to Syria said.

Ghana TV: President concedes defeat to opposition leader

Brennan Weiss, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:03pm

Ghana's longtime opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidency late Friday on his third run for the office, a race that was largely seen as a referendum on how the incumbent party had managed the economy in this long stable democracy.

It's Trump's war soon: Afghan future is cloudy at best

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war.

Ex-Serb FM Jeremic to give statement on 2004 army deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

Police have asked a former Serbian foreign minister who was a candidate to be the United Nations' next secretary-general to give a statement in connection with the unresolved killings of two army conscripts in 2004.

The Latest: US says smooth transition in S. Korea critical

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:43pm

The Latest on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):

Macedonian president appeals for fair, free election Sunday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:30pm

Macedonia's president appealed Friday for a free and fair process during an early parliamentary election that was called with international mediation to defuse a nearly two-year political crisis triggered by a massive wiretapping scandal.

Prince Andrew to press: End false stories about daughters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:02pm

Britain's Prince Andrew wants the media to leave his daughters alone.

Program seeks to use seized guns for good in El Salvador

David Barraza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:00pm

In one of the world's most deadly countries, a Swedish development organization is trying to turn a source of death into a resource that combats gun violence.

Russian official wrongly claims Merkel rejects hacking fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:00pm

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claims talk of Moscow targeting Germany with cyberattacks is "nonsense" and that Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees.

Biden urges Canada to fight climate change despite Trump

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:51am

Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Canadian leaders Friday to continue to treat efforts to combat climate change urgently despite the incoming administration of Donald Trump.

Report: Turkey drops homicide case against Israeli officers

Mehmet Guzel and Ayse Wieting, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:30am

A Turkish court on Friday dropped a case against Israeli military officials charged in the deaths of 10 Turkish activists who had sought to breach the naval blockade on Gaza in 2010, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.

Legal experts say Turkey went 'too far' in coup response

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:12am

Turkey went "too far" with emergency measures adopted following a failed July 15 coup attempt, a panel of constitutional law experts said in an opinion adopted Friday.

UN plans urgent meeting on South Sudan; aid group expelled

Jan M. Olsen and Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:12am

South Sudan has expelled the country director of the Norwegian Refugee Council, the aid group announced Friday.

Giant panda, father of twins this year, dies in Austrian zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:23am

Vienna's zoo says that the giant panda that fathered twins earlier this year has died while under anesthesia during an examination for a tumor.

US defense secretary offers assurances to Afghan leaders

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20am

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that America will stick with Afghanistan for years to come as a new U.S. president takes over what is already America's longest war.

Rats! Paris fights back against rodent infestation

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:13am

Both Nadine Mahe des Portes and the rat panicked when she inadvertently stepped on it on her walk back from work through Paris.

2 teen girls in Morocco acquitted of homosexuality charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:50am

A Moroccan judge has acquitted two teenage girls put on trial for homosexuality, charges that angered LGBT rights groups who have long argued that same-sex relationships should not be a crime.