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Iraqi officials: 12 killed in Baghdad’s Khilani Square after unknown assailants fire live ammunition from cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 11:56am

Iraqi officials: 12 killed in Baghdad’s Khilani Square after unknown assailants fire live ammunition from cars.

Iraqi officials say 6 protesters killed and 30 wounded in central Baghdad in attack targeting demonstrators

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 11:31am

Iraqi officials say 6 protesters killed and 30 wounded in central Baghdad in attack targeting demonstrators.

Police: Al-Shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:45am

Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab extremists have stopped a bus in the north near Somalia and killed eight passengers, all of them non-Muslims.

‘Sportswashing’ fears dog Ruiz-Joshua fight in Saudi Arabia

Steve Douglas, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:08am

In one part of Riyadh, two of the world’s most high-profile boxers squared off at a weigh-in outside a 5-star hotel ahead of the first heavyweight title fight to take place in the Middle East.

US envoy: US has `other tools' if Iran's bad actions go on

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 9:14am

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft warned Iran on Friday that the Trump administration will keep up its maximum pressure campaign and use “other tools” if Tehran continues its “malicious behavior.”

Victims of London Bridge attack discharged from hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:31am

Three people injured in the London Bridge attack have been sent home after receiving medical treatment as more details emerged on the stabbings.

Gas explosion in Slovakia tower block kills 5, injures 40

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

A gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia killed at least five people and injured more than 40 Friday. Firefighters rescued people trapped in the building, which officials said is still in danger of collapse.

Gas explosion in apartment block in Slovakia kills at least 5; people trapped on roof as building burns.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:45am

Gas explosion in apartment block in Slovakia kills at least 5; people trapped on roof as building burns.

Abandoned baby giraffe befriended by dog in Africa dies

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:35am

A baby giraffe that was befriended by a dog after he was abandoned in the wild has died, a South African animal orphanage said Friday. “Our team is heartbroken,” the orphanage said.

Johnson under pressure ahead of final UK election TV debate

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:11am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to take on opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the last head-to-head debate before a general election in six days — and facing allegations that he’s shirking tough questions about his character and record.

Germany: 'No understanding' for Russia outrage on expulsions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:59am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff is urging Russia to support the investigation of a killing prosecutors say appears to have ordered by Russian or Chechen authorities, and says he has “no understanding" for outraged reactions from Moscow.

China places new restrictions on American diplomats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:40am

China said Friday it will now require U.S. diplomats to give five days' notice before holding meetings with Chinese officials and academics in retaliation for a similar restriction by Washington.

Pension strike brings travel chaos for a 2nd day in France

Thomas Adamson and Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:17am

Frustrated travelers ran into transportation mayhem across France for a second day on Friday, as unions dug in for what they hope is a protracted strike against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to redesign the national retirement system.

6-story building collapses in Nairobi; at least 4 killed

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 1:57am

A six-story residential building collapsed Friday in Kenya's capital, officials said, with at least four people killed and others trapped in the debris. The scene was all too familiar in a city where an audit once found more than half of buildings unsafe for habitation.

6-story building collapses in Kenya’s capital, with people feared trapped in the rubble

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 1:56am

6-story building collapses in Kenya’s capital, with people feared trapped in the rubble.

Independence not on ballot, but on voters’ minds in Scotland

Renee Graham and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 1:22am

Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another bite at voting for Scottish independence, which voters rejected in 2014.

Activists cheer for "Greta!", urge climate action in Madrid

Aritz Parra and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 1:08am

Activists of all ages and from all corners of the planet demanded concrete action Friday against climate change from leaders and negotiators at a global summit in Madrid.

Hong Kong police sound alarm over homemade explosives

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 1:04am

Hong Kong's much-maligned police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look Friday at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of homemade explosives seized during months of protests that have shaken the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 10:40pm

November’s robust hiring gains are squelching fears of a recession. New numbers show U.S. employers added 266,000 jobs last month, the most since January. Monthly hiring also has picked up since earlier this year: It averaged 205,000 for the past three months, up from a recent low of 135,000 in July. Friday’s report is good news for President Donald Trump, who seized on the strong jobs report as he tries to focus voters' attention on the state of the economy rather than the impeachment inquiry.