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Hamas radio: 3 bodies recovered from flooded Gaza tunnel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 1:50am

Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of three Palestinians who went missing in a smuggling tunnel between Gaza and Egypt.

Trump's call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

Johnson Lai and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 1:30am

With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships between the U.S., mainland China, and the self-governing island China regards as a renegade province.

Palestinian Fatah party ends conference with boost for Abbas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 1:20am

President Mahmoud Abbas' long-dominant Fatah movement has concluded a special conference by cementing the rule of the longtime leader and shutting out his key rival.

No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo is crushed

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 1:10am

The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave's streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues.

Body parts found after Indonesia plane with 13 disappears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:50am

Indonesian rescuers on Sunday recovered body parts in the sea where a police plane with 13 people aboard is believed to have crashed the day before.

3 dead in Finland shooting in southeastern town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:30am

Local officials in Finland say that three people have been fatally shot in a southeastern town overnight.

Iran demands that Obama allow US sanctions to expire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:20am

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani demanded Sunday that U.S. President Barack Obama not sign an extension of U.S. sanctions, saying the bill is a violation of a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Austrians vote for president in election watched Europe-wide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:40pm

In an election sure to reverberate across Europe, Austrian voters are choosing between a right-wing populist and a left-leaning former politician for their next president.

France pledges $30 million for wartime heritage protection

Adam Schreck and Malak Harb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:41pm

France committed $30 million toward protecting cultural heritage sites during wartime on Saturday, a first step in the creation of an international fund aimed at preventing destruction like that carried out by Islamic State militants.

In remote Indian village, cannabis is its only livelihood

Rishabh R. Jain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:10pm

For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas.

UN: World population grows, young girls struggle

Sam McNeil, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 9:35pm

The world's population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the U.N. said Thursday, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.

In remote Indian village, cannabis is its only livelihood

Rishabh R. Jain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:40pm

For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas.

Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel

Andrea Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:31pm

After a week of national mourning that reached near-religious peaks of adulation, Cuban President Raul Castro announced Saturday that his government would prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel and bar the construction of statues of him in keeping with the former leader's desire to avoid a cult of personality.

President Raul Castro says Cuba will prohibit naming of monuments, other sites after Fidel Castro

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 6:11pm

President Raul Castro says Cuba will prohibit naming of monuments, other sites after Fidel Castro.

Toronto doctor charged with murdering his wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 5:01pm

A Toronto neurosurgeon appeared in court Saturday to face a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife, a family physician.

Relatives of Flight 370's missing seek help in Madagascar

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:01pm

Relatives of some of the 239 people who were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished in 2014 arrived in Madagascar on Saturday to ask for help in the search for debris from the missing aircraft that may have drifted across the Indian Ocean.

Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

Bassem Mroue and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:41pm

Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave.

Saudi king starts tour of Gulf Arab states with visit to UAE

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:40pm

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to begin a regional tour aimed at strengthening relations with four neighboring Gulf allies.

Under dusty fog cover, IS strikes Iraqi forces near Mosul

Susannah George and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:40pm

Under the cover of dust and fog, Islamic State group fighters launched a series of counterattacks on Iraqi positions to the south and west of the militant-held city of Mosul late Friday night and into Saturday morning, according to Iraqi military commanders and officials.