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Sweden arrests 1 person, suspected of preparing terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:28am

Sweden's security service says a man has been arrested, suspected of preparing a terrorist attack.

Britain's top diplomat joins final day of Yemen peace talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:52am

Britain's foreign secretary is joining the Yemen peace talks on their final day in Sweden as part of his efforts to help kick start a political process to bring an end to the impoverished Arab country's brutal four-year civil war.

China confirms detentions of 2 Canadian men on suspicion of 'endangering national security'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:44am

China confirms detentions of 2 Canadian men on suspicion of 'endangering national security' .

Fire destroys thousands of Congo voting machines in capital

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:39am

An early-morning fire in Congo's capital destroyed thousands of voting machines just 10 days before the presidential election, officials said Thursday, saying the blaze appeared to be criminal in nature but vowing that it would not disrupt the vote.

Indonesia arrests 5 foreigners in Bali for drug smuggling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:20am

Indonesian police said some of the five foreigners who have been arrested for alleged drug smuggling on the tourist island of Bali since the end of November face the death penalty if convicted.

Turkish officials say death toll has risen to 7 in Ankara train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:12am

Turkish officials say death toll has risen to 7 in Ankara train crash.

After manhunt, Israel kills Palestinian behind deadly attack

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:27pm

Israeli security forces tracked down a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis and shot and killed him on Thursday, ending a two-month manhunt hours after troops killed another Palestinian wanted in a separate attack.

Police confirm arrest of Chinese photographer, wife says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:54pm

Police have confirmed they have arrested a prominent Chinese photographer who had been missing more than a month, his wife said.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:45pm

China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of "endangering national security." The Foreign Ministry spokesman says entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday. The spokesman says Canada has been informed of the detentions, but declined to say whether the men have been provided with lawyers. He says they are being handled separately.

The Latest: Death toll in Turkey train crash rises to 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:44pm

The Latest on the train crash in Ankara (all times local):

Biographical sketches of 2 Canadians detained in China

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:37pm

Two Canadian citizens were detained in China recently after Canada seized a Chinese business executive wanted by the U.S. over allegations of deceptive banking practices and breaking sanctions on Iran.

Official: 4 dead, 43 injured in high-speed train accident in Turkish capital Ankara

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:36pm

Official: 4 dead, 43 injured in high-speed train accident in Turkish capital Ankara.

Amnesty says Islamic State group decimated rural Iraq

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:15pm

The Islamic State group's deliberate destruction of agriculture in northern Iraq has hindered the return of hundreds of thousands of residents, Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday.

Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from Indonesia

Kristen Gelineau and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:11pm

The stranger showed up at the girl's door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future.

Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, dozens injured

Burhan Ozbilici and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:01pm

A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said.

State media: Several injured in high-speed train accident in Turkish capital Ankara

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:56pm

State media: Several injured in high-speed train accident in Turkish capital Ankara.

Cambodian lawmakers pass measure to ease political ban

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:35pm

Cambodia's Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians to be lifted.

Official: N. Korea leader unlikely to visit Seoul this month

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:59pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's return visit to Seoul appears unlikely to take place this month, a senior South Korean official said.

UN group slams Mexican plan to hold more suspects pending

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:54pm

A U.N. rights group is criticizing a proposal by Mexico's leftist Morena party to broaden the list of charges that require suspects be jailed while on trial.