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Macedonians vote in early elections after wiretap scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:31pm

Polls are open early Sunday in Macedonia for a general election called two years early.

Cargo train in China hits workers, killing 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:50pm

Six workers are dead in China after being hit by an express cargo train on the railway line connecting Beijing and the southern city of Guangzhou.

More than 30 dead as tanker rams into vehicles on Kenya road

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:31pm

A tanker carrying chemical gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing more than 30 people and injuring 10, officials said Sunday.

3 Filipino soldiers dead, 17 wounded in clash with militants

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 9:02pm

Three Filipino soldiers were killed and 17 others wounded in nearly two hours of fighting with about 150 Muslim militants in the south, the military said Sunday.

Indonesia nabs woman, others in thwarted Jakarta bomb plot

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 8:31pm

Indonesian police said they safely detonated a bomb on the outskirts of the capital after arresting a female would-be suicide bomber and other suspected Islamic militants who were allegedly planning to attack the presidential palace this weekend.

At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 8:31pm

The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.

Kyrgyzstan votes on constitutional changes amid instability

Leila Saralayeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 7:11pm

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.

Turkey's interior minister says Istanbul bombings kill 29, wound 166

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 6:30pm

Turkey's interior minister says Istanbul bombings kill 29, wound 166.

Mexican drug cartel leader's son arrested in western state

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 6:20pm

Mexican police arrested the son of a drug cartel leader who was extradited to the United States, authorities said Saturday.

Mexico's drug war marks a decade amid doubts, changes

Alfredo Pena and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 5:50pm

Ten years after Mexico declared a war on drugs, the offensive has left some major drug cartels splintered and many old-line kingpins like Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in jail, but done little to reduce crime or violence in the nation's roughest regions.

Turkish official says Istanbul twin bombings have killed 15, wounded 69

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 5:11pm

Turkish official says Istanbul twin bombings have killed 15, wounded 69.

A look at notable dates in Mexico's decade-old drug war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 4:30pm

Dec. 11, 2006: Then-President Felipe Calderon orders almost 7,000 soldiers to his home state of Michoacan to fight drug cartels.

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

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 3:53pm

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.

Mexico Culture Secretary Rafael Tovar y de Teresa dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 2:04pm

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.

Adding 200 more troops to Syria, US deepens involvement

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:32pm

Drawing the U.S. deeper into the Syria conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday he is sending 200 more troops to accelerate the push on the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa.

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

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:21pm

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.

Death toll in Yemen suicide bombing rises to 45

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:00pm

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.

Radio journalist shot dead outside home in northern Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:50pm

A radio station in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua says one of its reporters has been shot dead outside his home.

Islamic State militants re-enter Syria's historic Palmyra

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:44pm

Islamic State militants re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria on Saturday for the first time since they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces nine months ago.