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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 12:40 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. Trump says the hearing is a hoax. If the Judiciary Committee approves articles by Friday that would set up a final impeachment vote in the days before Christmas.

Polio scare as Malaysia reports 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.

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.

Man arrested on suspicion of racism at Manchester derby

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 5:21am

Police on Sunday questioned a soccer fan who was arrested after being seen on camera at Manchester City's stadium appearing to racially abuse Manchester United players by imitating a monkey.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:40pm

Alabama's near-total abortion ban will remain blocked by a federal judge. The attorney general's office confirmed the state is not appealing the October injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson. The injunction prevented the ban from taking effect Nov. 15 while Thompson hears a lawsuit challenging the ban as unconstitutional. A spokesman for Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall says the state did not appeal because it wants time to build a record in the ongoing lawsuit to try to argue that previous cases guaranteeing abortion rights were wrongly decided. 

Devastating factory fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

Sheikh Saaliq and Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 9:23pm

A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India's capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as 2 dollars per day, killing at least 43 people.

A doctor at a government-run hospital says at least 34 people have died in a major fire in central New Delhi

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 9:09pm

A doctor at a government-run hospital says at least 34 people have died in a major fire in central New Delhi.

N. Korea conducts 'important test' at once-dismantled site

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:48pm

North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year.

North Korea says it has carried out a ‘very important test’ at its long-range rocket launch site

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:38pm

North Korea says it has carried out a ‘very important test’ at its long-range rocket launch site.

Historical documents show Japan's role in WWII sex slaves

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:11pm

Japan's army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical documents reviewed by Kyodo News service that highlight the state role in the so-called “comfort women” system.

Iraqi officials raise toll to 25 killed in Baghdad bloodshed

Samya Kullab, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:13pm

Anti-government protesters wielding a blood-drenched flag returned to Baghdad's central plaza on Saturday after a night of bloody attacks that left 25 people dead and more than 130 wounded.

North Korea says denuclearization not on negotiating table

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 1:27pm

North Korea said Saturday that denuclearization has “already gone out of the negotiation table” and it does not need to have lengthy talks with the United States as the end-of-year deadline set by its leader Kim Jong Un for substantial U.S. concessions in nuclear diplomacy looms.

Frenchman found guilty in deadly kidnap attempts suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 12:43pm

A man has been hospitalized in critical condition after apparently trying to poison himself in a French courtroom when a judge pronounced him guilty of rape and kidnapping that led to death.

Evo Morales' party choosing candidates for Bolivia elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 12:20pm

With its top leader absent, the party of Evo Morales gathered Saturday in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to start choosing its candidates for new elections called after the resignation and exile of the former president amid protests over vote results.