Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 5:40pm
A human rights watchdog says the Philippines has one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific which may worsen unless the government changes its approach and removes barriers to condom use by men who have sex with men.
Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 5:40pm
Two gunmen ambushed and killed a former top figure in the Real IRA splinter group in the southwest city of Cork, the first slaying of its kind in four years in Ireland, police and witnesses said Wednesday.
Police allege a 17-year-old boy plotted to attack on a Toronto high school that would have coincided with the 27th anniversary of an antifeminist rampage that left 14 women dead at a Canadian university campus.
Ben Fox, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 4:11pm
Defense lawyers in the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay asked a judge Wednesday to secure a copy of a U.S. Senate report on the CIA's harsh interrogation tactics before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, at which point they fear it might be too late.
Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 2:41pm
Brazil's top court reinstated the head of the Senate on Wednesday, overturning an order by one of its members who set off a constitutional confrontation by suspending the lawmaker from his leadership duties while he faces trial.
Susannah George, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 2:14pm
Significant Islamic State group counterattacks in southeastern Mosul inflicted heavy losses on Iraqi forces overnight after a new push deeper into the city this week, according to an Iraqi Army officer.
Sarah El Deeb and Philip Issa, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 2:12pm
Syria's government ignored a rebel cease-fire proposal for Aleppo on Wednesday as its forces captured new neighborhoods around the city center and squeezed some 200,000 tired and frightened civilians into a shattered and rapidly shrinking opposition enclave.
Brennan Weiss, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 1:12pm
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.
Lorne Cook, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 1:12pm
NATO's top military officer said Wednesday that about 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance's high command since a failed coup attempt in Turkey, placing a significant burden on his staff.
Jill Lawless, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 1:01pm
Britain's House of Commons voted Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May's March 31 deadline to start the U.K's. formal exit from the European Union, after the government agreed to publish details of its negotiating plan.
A prominent Egyptian human rights activist and lawyer was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation of the country's top rights campaigners for illegally receiving foreign funds. Her arrest has had a chilling effect on Egyptian rights activists who fear they will be next.
Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 12:41pm
The recent conference of the ruling Fatah party sent a disheartening message to young Palestinians: Most of those elected to top positions were in their 60s and 70s, signaling that politics under octogenarian President Mahmoud Abbas is an old man's game and that it is unlikely that fresh ideas on winning statehood will emerge from this group of veteran loyalists.
With rebel defenses crumbling in eastern Aleppo, President Bashar Assad is on the brink of regaining full control of Syria's largest city and one-time commercial center. Holding the city is seen as key to overall victory in the Syrian conflict, and a defeat in Aleppo would be a crushing blow to the rebels.