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UN approves compact to support world's refugees, US objects

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:04am

Despite opposition from the United States and Hungary, the U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a non-binding compact that provides more robust support for countries where most of the world's more than 25 million refugees live.

Bosnian official: Croatia illegally expelling migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:27am

A Bosnian official says migrants are being illegally pushed back into its territory by police in neighboring Croatia.

3 railway employees arrested in Turkey over train accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:24am

Turkey's official news agency says three people have been arrested for their alleged roles in a deadly train accident.

Kenyan police kill 5 after residents resist arrest attempt

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:45am

Five people were killed in a village in Western Kenya after residents resisted the arrest of a suspect in a domestic abuse case, a police official said Monday.

Rona Ramon, widow of Israeli space shuttle victim, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:15am

Rona Ramon, whose husband was killed in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster and who later lost a son in a military plane crash, has died.

5 Frankfurt police suspected of sharing far-right images

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:57am

German authorities say five Frankfurt police officers are under investigation over allegations they shared far-right images, videos and texts in a chat group with one another.

US envoy dismisses Russia's warnings of Ukraine attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:07am

The special envoy of the United States on Ukraine has dismissed Russia's warning of a Ukrainian offensive near Crimea as an attempt to deflect attention from its own aggressive actions.

Hospital fire in India kills at least 6, injures 129

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:12am

At least six people died and 129 others were injured in a fire that broke out Monday in a hospital in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, police said.

Madagascar's presidential runoff pits 2 ex-heads of state

Laetitia Bezain, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:04am

The Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar goes to the polls on Wednesday for a runoff presidential election that features two former heads of state who have a prickly past.

Romania leader asks for govt agenda, fearing graft amnesty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 6:46am

Romania's president wants to be sent the government agenda in advance amid concerns it will pass an amnesty for people imprisoned on corruption charges.

Turkey sees 'positive' signals from US on northern Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 6:03am

Turkey's leader says he received "positive answers" from President Donald Trump on the situation in northern Syria, where Turkey has threatened to launch a new operation against American-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Roadside bombs hit police convoy in Egypt's Sinai, kill 2

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:31am

Egyptian security officials say two roadside bombs have hit a police convoy in northern Sinai, killing two conscripts.

2 men die in cold spell in Serbia; schools close in Bosnia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 4:39am

Two men reportedly have frozen to death in Serbia as a cold spell throughout the Balkan region slowed down traffic, disrupted power supplies and closed down schools in some areas.

Indian free in Pakistan after serving 3 years for spying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 4:03am

An Indian man convicted of spying in Pakistan is free after serving a three-year prison sentence.

South Africa's former leader joins Twitter amid legal woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:42am

South Africa's former president, who faces corruption charges, has taken to Twitter.

Hungary: Protesting MPs ejected from state broadcaster HQ

Kester Eddy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:23am

Security forces physically ejected Hungarian opposition lawmakers from the headquarters of the Hungarian state broadcaster MTVA in Budapest in the early hours of Monday morning.

Swedish intelligence saw no foreign election meddling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:21am

Sweden's domestic intelligence agency says foreign powers didn't carry out any comprehensive campaign to influence the Swedish parliamentary elections three months ago.

US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:08am

Six U.S. airstrikes that killed more than 60 people in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to a Somali intelligence officer.

US military carries out 6 airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabab extremist rebels, 62 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:01am

US military carries out 6 airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabab extremist rebels, 62 killed.