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US, Cuban Interior Ministry sign law-enforcement deal

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 5:30pm

The Obama administration and Cuba's Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement cooperation with President Raul Castro's government.

UN chief: Consider sanctions on those thwarting Mali peace

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 5:20pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the U.N. Security Council to consider imposing sanctions on key players in Mali who are obstructing implementation of a 2015 peace agreement if there are no immediate results on the ground.

Colombia arrests ex-presidential candidate's bodyguard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 5:01pm

Authorities on Monday arrested the former bodyguard of a Colombian presidential candidate shot to death on a crowded airliner more than two decades ago, charging the policemen with being part of the assassination plot.

Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 captured

Ayse Wieting and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 4:13pm

A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday.

6 dismembered bodies found in southern Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:11pm

Authorities in southern Mexico have found the severed heads of six men in a plastic bag on the roof of a sport utility vehicle, and six headless bodies inside.

Turkish media reports say Istanbul nightclub attacker caught in police operation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 2:40pm

Turkish media reports say Istanbul nightclub attacker caught in police operation.

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.