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At least 45,000 homeless after Aceh quake in Indonesia

Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:00pm

At least 45,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said Saturday, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of shaken communities.

After weeks of protests, crowds celebrate Park's impeachment

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:40pm

Shifting from protests to celebration, large crowds of South Koreans were expected to march near the presidential palace on Saturday to cheer the impeachment of disgraced President Park Geun-hye over an explosive corruption scandal.

Bolivia defense minister calls Colombia plane crash 'murder'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20pm

Bolivia's defense minister says a plane crash that killed 71 people in Colombia was "murder" because the pilot only had the exact amount of fuel needed for the flight in violation of civil aviation principles.

Canada reaches carbon agreement with provinces

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:20pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that his government and the majority of Canada's provinces had come to an agreement on a national carbon pricing plan.

Longtime Gambian ruler now refuses to step aside

Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:10pm

Gambia's ruler of more than 22 years announced late Friday that he no longer accepts defeat in the country's presidential election, reversing course a week after he conceded to his rival.

Large crowds to celebrate S. Korean president's impeachment

Foster Klug, Kim Tong-Hyung and Tong-Hin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:40pm

Large crowds were expected to gather in South Korea's capital on Saturday to celebrate the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over an explosive corruption scandal that saw millions protest in previous weeks.

Sources: Google to give Cubans faster access to content

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:11pm

Google and the Cuban government have struck a deal giving Cubans faster access to the internet giant's content, two people familiar with the agreement said Friday.

Bomb blasts kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed

Ibrahim Abdulaziz and Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:20pm

Two women suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town on Friday morning, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, an army spokesman told The Associated Press.

Longtime Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh reverses course, now refuses to step aside after officials said he lost election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:10pm

Longtime Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh reverses course, now refuses to step aside after officials said he lost election.

Mexican girl gets TV, trip offers after viral party invite

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:00pm

A rural Mexican girl whose 15th birthday party invitation went viral is being showered with offers of a TV show, free airplane tickets and hotel stays.

Ghana TV: President concedes defeat to opposition leader

Brennan Weiss, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:42pm

Ghana's longtime opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidency late Friday on his third run for the office, a race that was largely seen as a referendum on how the incumbent party had managed the economy in this long stable democracy.

3 detectives killed, burned in southern Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

The charred remains of three federal detectives were found Friday in the bed of a burning pickup truck in the southern Mexico resort of Zihuatanejo.

World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:30pm

Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said.

Diplomat: Geneva meeting could avoid 'destruction' in Aleppo

Dave Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:01pm

A meeting on Saturday between Moscow and Washington is extremely important because it could avoid "massive destruction" if a plan for evacuating rebel fighters and civilians from war-ravaged Aleppo can be worked out, the U.N.'s special envoy to Syria said.

French president offers support to key Cyprus peace talks

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:32pm

France is willing to help rally international support for a summit next month aimed at clinching an agreement to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus, the country's president said Friday.

It's Trump's war soon: Afghan future is cloudy at best

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war.

Ex-Serb FM Jeremic to give statement on 2004 army deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

Police have asked a former Serbian foreign minister who was a candidate to be the United Nations' next secretary-general to give a statement in connection with the unresolved killings of two army conscripts in 2004.

The Latest: US says smooth transition in S. Korea critical

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:43pm

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

Macedonian president appeals for fair, free election Sunday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:30pm

Macedonia's president appealed Friday for a free and fair process during an early parliamentary election that was called with international mediation to defuse a nearly two-year political crisis triggered by a massive wiretapping scandal.