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UN report says numerous abuses have occurred in South Sudan

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:20pm

South Sudanese government and opposition soldiers "blatantly ignored" international law during clashes in July that killed hundreds of people, according to a United Nations human rights investigation.

IS claims responsibility for killing of Jordan army officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:10pm

The extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Monday for a shooting attack it said killed a Jordanian soldier earlier this month.

Greece: 2nd man dies on freezing migrant route near Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:30am

Police in a region of Greece that borders Turkey say another person has died of hypothermia on a route used by migrant smugglers despite freezing temperatures.

Blast targeting police in southeast Turkey kills 4 officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:30am

A roadside bomb in a pre-dominantly Kurdish city in southeast Turkey on Monday killed four policemen and wounded two others, according to the state-run news agency.

Pakistani woman gets death sentence for daughter's murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:21am

A prosecutor says a court has sentenced a woman to death for burning her daughter alive for marrying a man of her choice in eastern Pakistan.

Top UN official: 10,000 civilians killed in Yemen conflict

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:03am

The United Nations' humanitarian aid official in Yemen said Monday that the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded.

Austria: Truck driver gets 4 years for human smuggling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:20am

An Austrian court has found a man guilty of human smuggling and sentenced him to four years in prison after a truckload of migrants bound for Germany crashed, leaving 12 passengers seriously injured.

EU eyes UN-backed Syria conference in Brussels in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:51am

The European Union wants to host a conference on the future of Syria this spring and is hoping that it can focus on rebuilding the war-torn country.

Head of Poland's ruling party to reprimand Germany's Merkel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:41am

Poland's most powerful politician said Monday that he would tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an upcoming visit that she has some responsibility for what he sees as the German media's critical and harmful opinion of Poland.

EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:40am

European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world.

26 sentenced to death in Bangladesh for killing 7 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:00am

A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced 26 people, including a politician and three officials of an elite security battalion, to death in the grisly, politically motivated killings of seven people in 2014.

Egypt court strikes down islands deal in blow to president

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:21am

An Egyptian court on Monday ruled against the government's attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that could deepen tensions with his onetime Gulf patron.

Germany releases timeline on Christmas market truck attacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:21am

Germany has published a timeline of authorities' handling of the Tunisian man who drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people and wounding scores.

Gunfire rattles Tehran as drone buzzes over Iranian capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:11am

Sustained gunfire rang out over central Tehran on Monday afternoon as anti-aircraft guns targeted what officials said was a drone flying over the Iranian capital.

Trump again rattles Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:00am

European leaders are reacting with surprise and defiance to the latest comments by Donald Trump about NATO.

Biden: Trump should retain sanctions on Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:00am

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a last foreign trip before leaving office, has met with Ukraine's president and called on the impending Donald Trump administration to retain Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia.

Berlin lawmaker with Stasi secret police past resigns job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 7:20am

A lawmaker in Berlin's new state government has resigned his position over his past with communist East Germany's Stasi secret police, saying he no longer had the support of the left-wing governing coalition.

Oman says it accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay detainees

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 7:20am

Oman said Monday it accepted 10 detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President Barack Obama leaving office, part of his efforts to shrink the facility he promised to close.

Kyrgyzstan: Cargo plane crash kills 37, destroys village

Leila Saralayeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 7:20am

A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village and killing at least 37 people in the plane and on the ground, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.