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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.

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.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:40pm

Pushing ahead with articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee convenes Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as the White House mounts an aggressive attack on the proceedings. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says he expects the committee to vote soon on charges against Trump that will likely focus on abuse of power on Ukraine and obstruction in the congressional inquiry. He sent a letter to the White House late Sunday with documents supporting Democrats' case. If the Judiciary Committee approves articles of impeachment by Friday that would set up a final impeachment vote in the days before Christmas.

Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 27 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 9:26pm

Malaysia began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of the highly infectious virus in 27 years.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says people are unaccounted for on White Island after volcanic eruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 8:15pm

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says people are unaccounted for on White Island after volcanic eruption.

Tourists injured, missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:37pm

A volcano erupted Monday on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists, and a number of people were missing and injured after the eruption.

Japan empress turns 56, still recovering her mental health

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 6:13pm

Japanese Empress Masako, still recovering from stress-induced mental health issues, said Monday she was happy to have completed her duties as part of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement rituals and pledged to keep up the work and help her husband more for the happiness of the people.

6 arrested after off-duty fireman is killed in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:55am

Six people have been arrested after an off-duty firefighter was killed in an altercation between two couples and a group of young men in the southern German city of Augsburg, authorities said Sunday.

Kenya building collapse toll hits 10 but 2 survivors found

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 5:31am

Kenyan rescuers digging through the rubble of a six-story building found two survivors alive Sunday, two days after it collapsed in Nairobi, as the death toll rose to 10.