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Turkey's pro-Kurdish party leader faces 142 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:11am

Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking up to 142 years in prison for the chairman of the country's pro-Kurdish party.

Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100

Haruna Umar and Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:11am

A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and wounding aid workers, a Borno state official said.

Turkey: Istanbul nightclub attacker confessed after capture

Mehmet Guzel and Neyran Elden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:11am

The accused perpetrator of a New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul has confessed and his fingerprints are a match, Turkish authorities said Tuesday. They identified him as an Uzbek national who trained in Afghanistan and staged the attack for the Islamic State group.

Ex-Yugo general Trifunovic, symbol of senseless war, dies

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:01am

Former Yugoslav army general Vlado Trifunovic, whose treason conviction by Serbia's wartime nationalist leadership became a symbol of the senselessness of the 1990s' Balkan conflict, has died, Serbia's state broadcaster reported. He was 78.

Norway defends mass murderer Breivik's prison conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:01am

Norway on Tuesday defended the prison conditions under which mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is being held.

Puerto Rico island tackles over-population of horses

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:50am

Another long holiday weekend is starting, and tourists are flocking by ferry and small plane to Vieques, a tiny island off the coast of Puerto Rico that's famed for bright turquoise waters, lush mangrove forests and picturesque free-roaming horses.

Israeli army: Palestinian shot trying to stab soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:40am

Israel's military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank.

Ex-UK foreign secretary faces legal action in rendition case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:40am

Former U.K. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is facing legal action in a suit brought by a former Libyan dissident who alleges he and his wife were abducted and sent to Tripoli a decade ago to be interrogated by the regime of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Jordan charges 2 senior ex-officials in social media protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:40am

Jordan's state security court has charged a former member of parliament, a retired major general and six others with incitement after they joined social media protests against expected price increases.

European Court says Russia wrongly banned US adoptions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:36am

Europe's human rights court ruled on Tuesday that Russia must pay damages and legal costs to Americans who were barred from adopting Russian children.

The Latest: Report: Gunman was on wanted list in Uzbekistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:31am

The Latest on the arrest of Istanbul nightclub gunman (all times local):

Lithuania to build fence on border with Russia's Kaliningrad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:21am

Lithuania has announced it will begin construction on a fence on its border with Kaliningrad, the small Russian exclave bordering the Baltic Sea. The 130-kilometer (80-mile) barrier will stand 2.5 meters (8 feet) tall and will include electronic surveillance systems and drones.

Lithuania signs agreement with US on troop deployment

Liudas Dapkus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:12am

Lithuania on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United States formalizing the presence of U.S. troops in the small Baltic country bordering Russia and Belarus.

Nigeria's military: Air Force jet on mission against Boko Haram mistakenly kills refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:52am

Nigeria's military: Air Force jet on mission against Boko Haram mistakenly kills refugees.

UN judge's detention in Turkey delays Rwandan genocide case

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:51am

A lawyer for a former Rwandan government minister convicted at a United Nations tribunal of inciting and aiding genocide argued Tuesday that his client's case is being unfairly delayed because one of the judges involved has been detained by Turkish authorities.

May signals clean break with EU: UK out of single market

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:51am

Britain's future outside the European Union became much clearer Tuesday: It's so long to the single market, goodbye to the European Court of Justice and farewell to the freedom of movement for workers.

Venezuela's President: Trump won't be worse than Obama

Jorge Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:46am

President-elect Donald Trump has received a backhanded compliment from the United States' arch nemesis in Latin America.

Mexico town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has come

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:32am

Mexican authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether extortion, street-level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind a shooting at an electronic music festival at a Caribbean resort town that left three foreigners and two Mexicans dead.

Ukraine files case against Russia at UN's highest court

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:30am

Ukraine has filed a case against Russia at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Moscow of illegally annexing Crimea and illicitly funding separatist rebel groups in eastern Ukraine.