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Air France searcher recalls defeat's pain as MH370 hunt ends

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:12pm

Searchers' frustration over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is difficult to overstate, from the monstrous waves that battered search crews in one of the world's most desolate stretches of ocean to the dearth of information on the plane's flight path that stymied investigators. And now, perhaps most brutal of all, comes the admission of defeat.

Brazil struggles to curb prison violence that has killed 125

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:03pm

Brazilian authorities are scrambling to stop a wave of prison violence that has killed at least 125 inmates in two weeks, many with their heads cut off or their hearts and intestines ripped out.

Al-Shabab video appears to show killing of Ugandan soldier

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:01pm

Somalia's al-Shabab extremist group has released a video that appears to show the killing of a Ugandan soldier who had been held captive since an attack on an African Union peacekeeping base in 2015.

The Latest: Greek lawmaker protests classes for refugee kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:01pm

The Latest on Europe's response to the inflow of asylum-seekers and migrants to the continent (all times local):

Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100

Haruna Umar and Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:00pm

A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers, a Borno state official said.

UN envoy warns any Israeli annexations risk peace prospects

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:50pm

Any attempt by Israel to annex part or all of the West Bank risks destroying prospects for peace with the Palestinians, the U.N. envoy trying to promote Middle East peace warned Tuesday.

Italy convicts 8 South Americans in deaths from 1970s-80s

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:41pm

A Rome court has convicted eight former South American political and military leaders in the disappearance and deaths of 23 people of Italian origin during the crackdown on leftists and intellectuals by the region's military dictatorships.

Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:23pm

President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump's legitimacy with fake allegations and "binding the president-elect hand and foot to prevent him from fulfilling his election promises."

$2 billion in aid sought for hardest-hit in Yemen civil war

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:22pm

About $2 billion in urgent aid is needed this year to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable victims of Yemen's civil war, or about 10 million of the country's 27 million people, the resident U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday.

2 soldiers killed as Ivory Coast unrest continues over pay

Robbie Corey-Boulet and Alexis Adele, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:12pm

This month's unrest in Ivory Coast turned deadly for the first time Tuesday, as a witness said two soldiers were killed in clashes in the capital, Yamoussoukro. The deaths and gunfire by other security forces was a warning that the government had not yet calmed anger that began Jan. 6 with a mutiny.

Israeli army: Palestinian shot trying to stab soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank, the military said Tuesday, as it investigates soldiers' conduct during a violent Palestinian demonstration the day before.

Romanian prosecutor slams fugitive for harassment campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

A senior Romanian intelligence official announced his retirement Tuesday after a businessman and former lawmaker indicted on wide-ranging corruption charges claimed he had a close relationship with the officer, and a top anti-corruption prosecutor denounced the fugitive for what she called a harassment campaign.

Gambia leader, pressured to go, declares state of emergency

Abdoulie John, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month.

Official: Germany eyes holding general election on Sept. 24

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

The German government is aiming to hold this year's general election on Sept. 24.

Ex-UK foreign secretary faces legal action in rendition case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A lawsuit against former U.K. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw brought by an ex-Libyan dissident who alleges he and his wife were abducted and sent to Tripoli with British complicity can proceed, Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Mexican governor: kids were given water instead of medicine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A governor in Mexico says state-run hospitals apparently gave children water instead of chemotherapy treatments.

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party leader faces 142 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:11am

Turkish prosecutors charged the chairman of the country's pro-Kurdish party on Tuesday with leading a terror organization, engaging in terror propaganda and other crimes for which they are seeking a 142-year prison sentence, the state-run news agency reported.

Rolls Royce agrees to pay $808 million on bribery claims

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:02am

Jet engine maker Rolls Royce has agreed to pay 671 million pounds ($808 million) to settle bribery and corruption charges brought by authorities in Britain, the U.S. and Brazil.

Markets cheer, EU wary as UK PM May signals 'clean Brexit'

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:01am

Britain's future outside the European Union became much clearer Tuesday: It's so long to the single market, goodbye to the European Court of Justice and farewell to the freedom of movement for workers.