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Chile military plane with 38 is missing on way to Antarctica

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:08pm

Chile's air force said it lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country's base in Antarctica.

Diplomats: US backs out of North Korea human rights meeting

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:04pm

The United States changed its mind and is now refusing to sign a letter that would have authorized the U.N. Security Council to hold a meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea, diplomats said Monday.

US airstrike kills extremist rebel in Somalia, say officials

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:47am

Intelligence officials in Somalia say an airstrike conducted by the U.S. military in the country's south killed a senior extremist of the al-Shabab rebel group.

Finland's new young female prime minister breaks the mold

Jan M. Olsen and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:20am

Finland's next government is breaking the mold in multiple ways.

Intl journalist group: fewer media staff killed this year

Raf Casert and Mark Carlson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:48am

Deaths among journalists killed in the line of duty are lower this year, but a journalism advocacy group said Monday that one reason appears to be that media workers are refraining from going to the most dangerous areas.

Mexico recalls Argentina ambassador for alleged book theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:19am

Mexico recalled its ambassador to Argentina after a video surfaced suggesting he may have tried to steal a book from a Buenos Aires bookstore.

U.N. expert urges Ethiopia to stop shutting down internet

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 6:56am

A United Nations expert on the freedom of expression said he has urged Ethiopian officials to stop shutting down the internet.

Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption off New Zealand

Mark Baker and Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 6:46am

A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said.

Flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital charged with graft

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:30am

The flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, was Monday charged with 19 counts of graft-related charges as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption.

Iran ready for more prisoner swaps with US, not negotiations

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:37am

Iran is ready for more prisoner swaps with the United States, the Cabinet spokesman said Monday even as he reiterated the Iranian leadership's stance that there will be no other negotiations between Tehran and Washington.

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem, team names from Olympics, sports events

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:29am

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem, team names from Olympics, sports events.

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:07am

The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday.

North Korea calls Trump 'erratic' old man over tweets

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:44am

North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the American presidential election by resuming hostile acts.

Torrential rains in Uganda, 26 killed, says Red Cross

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:36am

At least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by heavy rains in different parts of Uganda, the Red Cross said on Monday as authorities urged people in affected areas to relocate.

New Zealand police say number of missing people on tourist island hit by volcano in double digits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:19am

New Zealand police say number of missing people on tourist island hit by volcano in double digits.

New Zealand police confirm 5 dead in volcanic eruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:15am

New Zealand police confirm 5 dead in volcanic eruption.

Deadly India fire in one of thousands of illegal factories

Sheikh Saaliq and Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:37am

Day laborers in one of New Delhi's most congested neighborhoods demonstrated against unsafe working conditions on Monday, a day after at least 43 people were killed in a devastating fire at an illegal factory there.

New Zealand police say volcanic island is too dangerous to search after eruption but several people are unaccounted for

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 11:29pm

New Zealand police say volcanic island is too dangerous to search after eruption but several people are unaccounted for.

New Zealand police say 1 person has been confirmed killed in volcanic eruption on island popular with tourists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:47pm

New Zealand police say 1 person has been confirmed killed in volcanic eruption on island popular with tourists.