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Philippines' Duterte says Trump made him feel like a saint

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:01am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he felt "like a saint" after his phone conversation last week with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who he said praised him for "doing great" in his deadly campaign against illegal drugs.

World court refuses to block trial of Equatorial Guinea VP

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:01am

The corruption trial of the son of Equatorial Guinea's president can go ahead next month after the United Nations' highest court on Wednesday refused to order France to halt the prosecution.

Duterte says OK to bomb fleeing militants and their hostages

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:51am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he told his Indonesian and Malaysian counterparts that their forces can bomb fleeing Filipino militants and their kidnap victims at sea because the hostages "are not supposed to be there."

Somalia recaptures town from IS-linked fighters; 34 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:51am

A Somali official says security forces have recaptured a port town from Islamic State-linked fighters in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland.

Putin says Russia can use Syria experience to update arsenal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:50am

President Vladimir Putin says the Russian military should use its combat experience in Syria to further modernize its arsenals.

The Latest: Syrian General: Rebels must leave Aleppo or die

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:50am

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Danish suspect jailed for 4 weeks as shot officer dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:32am

A 43-year-old dog squad officer who was shot in the head at close range outside a Copenhagen suburban police station has died, Danish authorities said Wednesday.

Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:23am

A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed on Wednesday with 48 people on board, apparently killing all of them, police and an airline spokesman said.

US Marine pilot ejects from jet in Japan; search underway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:20am

A U.S. Marine Corps pilot ejected Wednesday from an F/A-18 jet in southern Japan, and search and rescue efforts were underway, the U.S. military said.

The Latest: US envoy: Nations need to absorb migrants now

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:20am

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NATO commander says 150 Turkish officers gone since coup

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:11am

NATO's top military officer says that around 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance's high command in response to the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July.

Report: Dozens killed, vanished as Kenya fights extremists

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:11am

At least 81 extremism suspects have been killed illegally or forced to disappear by Kenyan police in the country's coastal region after a series of attacks, a human rights organization said Wednesday.

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says he's resigning in evening now that budget law has passed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:40am

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says he's resigning in evening now that budget law has passed.

Kosovo citizen charged with participating in terror group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:40am

Kosovo prosecutors say they have charged a citizen with participating in terror groups after the person joined fighters from the Islamic State group in Syria.

UN prosecutors demand life sentence for Gen. Ratko Mladic

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:40am

U.N. prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a life sentence for Gen. Ratko Mladic, telling judges that they should convict and imprison the former Bosnian Serb military chief for orchestrating atrocities throughout Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

Egypt activist says she was arrested in NGO funding case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:30am

An Egyptian human rights activist and lawyer says she has been arrested in relation to an investigation involving top rights campaigners accused of illegally receiving foreign funds for their NGOs.

UK govt agrees to reveal details of Brexit talks plan

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:24am

The House of Commons was set Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May's March 31 deadline to open exit talks with the European Union, after the British government agreed to publish details of its negotiating plan.

Kenya president: Nearly 20 dead as medical workers strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:20am

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging striking medical workers from public hospitals to return to work, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the strike because of lack of care.

Iraqi special forces capture new land in eastern Mosul

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:20am

Iraq special forces captured a new neighborhood Wednesday from the Islamic State group in eastern Mosul, according to a senior commander — the latest gain in a massive military operation now its seventh week.