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Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:41am

The Iraqi army on Tuesday entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul, a statement said.

Israel artist displays golden statue of Netanyahu in protest

Ami Bentov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:30am

Tel Aviv residents woke up Tuesday to an unusual site — a golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed prominently in front of City Hall in an act of protest.

Syrian government, ally Russia warn rebels in city of Aleppo

Philip Issa and Howard Amos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:21am

The Syrian government and its ally Russia on Tuesday issued stark warnings to rebels in besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, with Moscow's top diplomat saying the rebels will be wiped out unless they stop fighting and leave the city.

NATO chief trumpets new 'momentum' with EU military ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:20am

NATO's chief says the alliance and the European Union are moving forward on deepening cooperation, as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump insists European allies start pulling their own military weight.

Russia's men increasingly see army as good job, not dead end

Dmitry Kozlov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:10am

Increasingly, the young men of Russia say they see military service as an opportunity, not a dreaded obligation to avoid.

Danish officer shot outside police station near Copenhagen

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:10am

A gunman shot a Danish policeman in the head Tuesday outside a police station in suburban Copenhagen, briefly prompting security outside police stations to be stepped up across the country, authorities said.

UN representative presses China on missing rights activist

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:00am

A United Nations representative has pressed China to investigate the fate of prominent human rights campaigner Jiang Tianyong, who disappeared two weeks ago and is believed by friends to be held by state security agents.

OSCE helps Albania dispose of toxic chemicals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:40am

A European security organization says it has helped Albania's army dispose of 140 metric tons of hazardous military chemicals.

Thousands mourn beloved leader Jayalalithaa in south India

Aijaz Rahi and Nirmala George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:40am

Hundreds of thousands of people thronged the southern Indian city of Chennai on Tuesday to honor their late beloved leader, Jayaram Jayalalithaa, a former film actress and popular politician.

London mayor issues air pollution alert for 1st time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:31am

London's mayor has issued air quality alerts across the capital for the first time because of high pollution levels.

Severe flooding in southern Thailand kills 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:30am

Severe flooding due to heavy rain in southern Thailand has killed 14 people, including five students, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

Japan, US burying World War II ghosts after 70 years

Ken Moritsugu and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:30am

An American president in Hiroshima. A Japanese prime minister at Pearl Harbor. One longtime taboo has already fallen this year, and the other soon will.

Top UK judges grill government lawyer on Brexit plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:10am

British Supreme Court judges are grilling a government lawyer for a second day over plans to trigger the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union without a vote in Parliament.

The Latest: Russia's Lavrov warns Syrian rebels in Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:00am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Bosnia arrests 8 Bosnian Serb war crimes suspects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:00am

Bosnian police have arrested eight former Bosnian Serb soldiers and policemen suspected of illegally detaining, torturing and then killing nearly 120 non-Serb civilians in northern Bosnia during the country's bloody 1992-95 war.

Southern Madagascar to suffer drought impact into 2017

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:42am

Some rain fell in southern Madagascar last week, a rare piece of good news for a drought-hit region where nearly 1 million people face severe hunger because of failed harvests. But aid groups warn that more rain is needed for the current crop-planting season to succeed and they expect the dire humanitarian situation to stretch into 2017.

Lawmakers: South Korean leader to accept impeachment outcome

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:40am

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is willing to "calmly" accept the outcome if the opposition-controlled parliament votes for her impeachment this week, but prefers to resign on her own terms, lawmakers from her party said Tuesday.

Ugandan rebel pleads not guilty to rape, murder charges

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:20am

An alleged senior commander in the militia of fugitive warlord Joseph Kony pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 70 charges including murder, rape, forced marriages and using child soldiers during the group's insurgency in northern Uganda.

French premier steps down to focus on presidential election

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:20am

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stepped down Tuesday to focus on running for president in next year's election and was replaced by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, a man who embodies the fight against Islamic extremism.