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

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:30am

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.

Death toll in Yemen suicide bombing rises to 45

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:20am

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.

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.

Turkey closer to expanding powers for President Erdogan

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

Turkey's ruling party submitted legislation on Saturday proposed constitutional amendment that could 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 - 10:40am

The coalition chairman of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government has angered Israel's Arab minority by saying he would rather they didn't vote.

Mexico Culture Secretary Rafael Tovar y de Teresa dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:30am

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.

Islamic State militants re-enter Syria's historic Palmyra

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:30am

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

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.

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

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:50am

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.

UK: Sunday Times critic AA Gill dies after cancer battle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:40am

Britain's Sunday Times says its long-standing restaurant critic and columnist Adrian Gill, better known as AA Gill, has died after a short battle with cancer. He was 62.

Iran summons UK ambassador in Tehran

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:20am

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's Foreign Ministry has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran over the British prime minister's recent comments on Iran.

John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:20am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is now an officer in France's Legion of Honor.

Syrians stream out of eastern Aleppo as fighting rages

Philip Issa and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:10am

Hundreds more civilians fled what remained of the Syrian opposition's enclave in Aleppo on Saturday as rebels and government forces exchanged artillery and mortar fire across the northern city.

Yemeni officials: Suicide bomber blows himself up at an army base in the southern city of Aden, killing 15 soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 8:10am

Yemeni officials: Suicide bomber blows himself up at an army base in the southern city of Aden, killing 15 soldiers.

Gambia president-elect says outgoing leader has no authority to call new election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 7:50am

Gambia president-elect says outgoing leader has no authority to call new election.

S. Koreans rally again, this time to celebrate impeachment

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 7:40am

The previous time South Korea's parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the National Assembly, and thousands glumly held candlelight vigils night after night to save late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun.

Macedonia votes in early election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 7:30am

Macedonians will vote on Sunday in a general election called two years early in a bid to defuse a deep political crisis sparked by a wiretapping scandal.