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Spain rescues 2 minors crossing Mediterranean on truck tire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:54am

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved two underage migrants who were trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar on a truck tire.

Ethiopia sentences 66 soldiers who marched on PM's office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:49am

Local media in Ethiopia say a court has sentenced 66 soldiers to prison after they marched on the prime minister's office earlier this year in what he later described as an attempt to derail dramatic reforms.

US Official: 'End days' nearing for Islamic State in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:02am

Fighting against the Islamic State group in its last enclave in eastern Syria "is going very well," a U.S. official said Saturday as U.S.-backed Syrian fighters battled the extremists on the edge of the largest urban area they still hold.

Russian policeman injured after discovering WWII land mine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:57am

Moscow police say an off-duty Russian police lieutenant has been hospitalized after a World War II-era land mine exploded on the side of a highway.

Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:53am

Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago.

British zoo fire prompts evacuation of visitors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:48am

A fire broke out Saturday in an enclosure at one of Britain's largest zoos, forcing keepers to evacuate visitors and move animals away from the flames.

US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:28am

The U.S. military says it has killed eight members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike south of Somalia's capital.

Cambodia seizes over 3 tons of rare African ivory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:13am

Cambodian authorities said Saturday that they have seized more than 3 tons of rare African ivory hidden inside an abandoned shipping container, the country's largest haul of elephant tusks in the last four years.

Greece wildfire toll now 100 as man dies months later

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:11am

Greek authorities say a 73-year-old man hospitalized with severe burns since July has died, bringing the toll of a deadly wildfire east of Athens to 100.

AP Interview: Catalans on hunger strike speak before trial

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 4:42am

Jailed Catalan separatist politicians on hunger strike for the past two weeks say their upcoming trial will be a platform to foster their cause for independence.

2 female suicide bombers die in northern Cameroon attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 4:26am

A Cameroon official says two female suicide bombers have died after detonating in a northern town near the Nigerian border.

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian assailant in West Bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 3:35am

Israeli forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian charged with killing a soldier during an Israeli raid in the West Bank earlier this year.

Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 3:17am

Russia wants to sit down with Pentagon officials for "open and specific" talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

US orders some staffers from Congo as election approaches

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 3:00am

The United States has ordered "non-emergency" government employees and family members to leave Congo as a major election approaches and armed groups remain a concern.

South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiously

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 2:09am

For the first time since fleeing his home when civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago, Raan Bona is daring to plan for the future.

Turkey vows to keep striking PKK targets in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:59am

Turkey says it will continue to defend itself against terrorists after its strikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq sparked criticism from Baghdad.

Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:03am

Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister announced Saturday that he would step aside, paving the way for his sacked predecessor to regain the position and apparently ending a political impasse that has paralyzed the government for nearly two months.

Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns, saying he wants to end political impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 12:53am

Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns, saying he wants to end political impasse.

7 killed as Indian forces fire on Kashmir protesters

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 11:05pm

At least seven civilians were killed and over three dozen injured Saturday when government forces fired at anti-India protesters in disputed Kashmir following a gunbattle that left three rebels and a soldier dead, police and residents said.