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UNICEF survey: 80 percent of Filipino youths suffer violence

Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:30am

A survey conducted by UNICEF and the Philippine government has found a high prevalence of violence against Filipino children, with eight out of 10 suffering some form of physical or psychological abuse.

Austrian right-winger Hofer plans 2022 run for presidency

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:22am

Shrugging off his unexpectedly clear defeat, the right-wing candidate for Austria's presidency said Tuesday he will run again in six years when the term of the left-leaning winner ends and a new election is held.

Venezuela opposition to skip planned meeting with government

Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:20am

Venezuela's opposition is skipping a meeting with the government and endangering ongoing talks aimed at diffusing the country's political crisis.

Annan urges respect for civilians in west Myanmar violence

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:20am

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, seeking reconciliation among ethnic groups in fractious western Myanmar, has urged the army to respect civilians' rights as concerns rise about treatment of the Rohingya minority.

Greek court rules to extradite 3 of 8 Turkish servicemen

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

A Greek court agreed Tuesday to the extradition of three Turkish servicemen from a group of eight who fled to Greece after a failed July 15 military coup, a day after rejecting Turkey's extradition request for three others.

Ugandan rebel charged with 70 counts, including murder, rape

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:10am

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

A Greek court has ruled to extradite 3 of 8 Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after a failed coup

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

A Greek court has ruled to extradite 3 of 8 Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after a failed coup.

Severe flooding in southern Thailand kills 14

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

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

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

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:20am

NATO and the European Union are moving forward on deepening cooperation, the alliance's chief said Tuesday, 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.

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.