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The Latest: S. Korea PM officially becomes acting president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:22am

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

South Korea's president is officially stripped of power following impeachment, with PM stepping in during court review

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20am

South Korea's president is officially stripped of power following impeachment, with PM stepping in during court review.

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader on trial again

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20am

Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy was tried in absentia Friday for allegedly conspiring to incite chaos in the country through false documents posted on his Facebook page, a crime punishable by up to 17 years in prison.

Explosion on Cairo thoroughfare kills 6 Egyptian police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:11am

An explosion on a main Cairo thoroughfare killed six police and wounded another three on Friday, in what appeared to be the deadliest attack on security forces in several months.

Indonesia soldier found alive 2 weeks after helicopter crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:10am

Indonesia's military says a missing soldier has been found alive two weeks after the helicopter he was aboard crashed in a remote area of Borneo.

Suspect arrested over explosion at mosque in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:10am

German authorities have arrested a man suspected of setting off homemade explosive devices outside a mosque and a conference center in Dresden in September.

Body of US Marine Corps pilot found after crash off Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:00am

A U.S Marine Corps pilot who died after his jet fighter crashed off Japan was identified Friday as Capt. James E. Frederick of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Norwegian Refugee Council staffer detained in South Sudan

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:50am

The Norwegian Refugee Council said Friday that one of its staffers in South Sudan has been detained by the turbulent East African country's National Security Service.

S. Korea's interim leader was Park defender; powers unclear

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:40am

The man who takes over as government caretaker in the wake of President Park Geun-hye's impeachment is seen by critics as a stiff and uncompromising defender of the fallen leader.

Police: Gunbattle in Kashmir ends; 2 suspected rebels killed

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:30am

A 42-hour gunbattle ended in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday after two suspected rebels were killed in the fighting, which triggered massive anti-India protests in the disputed region.

Former neo-Nazis behind Germany's successful far-right rehab

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:30am

Felix Benneckenstein was a rising star on Germany's far-right scene, a young songwriter whose rousing guitar anthems made white nationalism sound romantic and rebellious.

South Korean president is impeached in stunning fall

Foster Klug, Kim Tong-Hyung and Tong-Hin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:20am

South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury.

Key developments in South Korean presidential crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:11am

South Korean President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday is a stunning fall for a leader who convincingly beat her liberal opponent in 2012 to become South Korea's first female president.

Hong Kong leader Leung says he won't run for another term

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:10am

Hong Kong's divisive Beijing-backed leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, said Friday he won't run again for the job after his current term ends next year, citing unspecified family reasons.

When neo-Nazis have doubts, there's a number to call

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:10am

Felix Benneckenstein was a rising star on Germany's far-right scene, a young songwriter whose rousing guitar anthems made white nationalism sound romantic and rebellious.

Iraq prepares for new fight against post-Mosul IS

Hamza Hendawi and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:30am

With the Islamic State group's "caliphate" seemingly nearing its downfall in Iraq, the country's security agencies are preparing for a different fight against the militants, shifting away from ground offensives to a focus on intelligence work, surgical airstrikes and a higher level of cooperation with the West.

North Korean delegation back from paying respects to Castro

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:20am

A delegation of North Korean officials headed by one of Kim Jong Un's chief lieutenants returned to Pyongyang on Friday after visiting Cuba to pay respects to Fidel Castro, whom North Korea has called a "great comrade."

Defense Secretary Carter makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:30pm

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Friday made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to consult with military commanders and deliver a pre-holiday pep talk to U.S. troops.

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter lands in Afghanistan for unannounced visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:40pm

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter lands in Afghanistan for unannounced visit.