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4 migrants die, 34 rescued en route from Morocco to Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:10am

Moroccan authorities say four migrants have died and 34 have been rescued after their inflatable boat capsized between Morocco and Spain.

Ghana president, longtime opposition leader face off in vote

Brennan Weiss, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:10am

Ghanaians began lining up at polling stations before dawn on Wednesday to elect their next president as the West African nation hopes to reaffirm its reputation as a model of democracy on the continent.

The Latest: Syrian rebels in Aleppo propose 5-day cease-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:10am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Court to review UK marine's conviction for Taliban murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:10am

A court will review a British Royal Marine's murder conviction for killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan.

China warns US on Taiwan leader's planned transit

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:00am

China on Wednesday accused Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of seeking to use a planned transit stop in the U.S. to score diplomatic points, amid Chinese rancor over an unprecedented phone call between Tsai and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

British premier tells Gulf she's 'clear-eyed' on Iran threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:00am

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told Gulf leaders meeting in Bahrain that she's "clear-eyed" on the threat posed by Iran.

Thai prime minister cautions news media on lese majeste law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:50am

Thailand's prime minister warned Wednesday that the BBC could be prosecuted if an online report published by its Thai-language service about the country's new king is found to have violated the law safeguarding the monarchy's reputation.

Syrian rebel factions propose a five-day cease-fire for medical and civilian evacuation from Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:50am

Syrian rebel factions propose a five-day cease-fire for medical and civilian evacuation from Aleppo.

Kerry, Russia's Lavrov to meet in Hamburg to discuss Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:40am

A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry says U.S. Secretary State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are meeting for talks later in the day.

Syria's state news agency: Israel launches several missiles that hit near military airport in Damascus, start a fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:40am

Syria's state news agency: Israel launches several missiles that hit near military airport in Damascus, start a fire.

Philippine rebels threaten to end monthslong cease-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:40am

Philippine communist rebels warned President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday that they may be forced to end their monthslong cease-fire and resume fighting if he does not suspend the government's counterinsurgency program and withdraw troops from rebel-influenced areas.

In Norway, teenager confesses to stabbing boy and teacher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:30am

Police in Norway say a teenager has confessed to stabbing both a student and a kindergarten teacher walking her dog.

IS launches overnight attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:12am

Iraqi army said on Wednesday that Islamic State militants launched an overnight attack against security forces in the southeastern part of Mosul, a day after the troops advanced deeper into the city.

Syrian rebels pull back further as military gains in Aleppo

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:11am

Syrian government troops and allied militiamen seized more ground in Aleppo's ancient quarters on Wednesday, further widening their control over an enclave in the divided city that has been in rebel hands since 2012, Syria's state media and an opposition monitoring group said.

Germany: Merkel's party backs tougher rules on dual citizens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:10am

Delegates from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party have voted in favor of scrapping rules that allow the children of immigrants to be dual citizens.

Danish suspect in police shooting is jailed for 4 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:00am

A 26 year-old Danish man was jailed Wednesday for four weeks on suspicion of shooting a Danish policeman in the head outside a police station in suburban Copenhagen.

Bangladesh court confirms death for Islamic group leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:50am

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld death sentences for the leader of a banned Islamic group and two of his associates found guilty in a 2004 grenade attack on a British envoy.

Woman at heart of South Korean scandal refuses to testify

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:40am

Ahead of an impeachment vote later this week, lawmakers took turns grilling a K-pop music director, a fashion designer and nearly a dozen others said to be linked to a woman at the heart of a scandal that threatens to bring down South Korea's president.

Gambia leader's upset heartens families of the disappeared

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:30am

Fatoumata Sawaneh tried to hold back tears while talking about her father, one of hundreds of people who disappeared during the 22-year reign of President Yahya Jammeh in this tiny West African country.