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Countries set to agree UN migration accord, despite walkouts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:27am

Top U.N. officials and government leaders from about 150 countries are uniting around an agreement on migration, while finding themselves on the defensive about the non-binding deal amid criticism and a walkout from the United States and some other countries.

Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Islamic State

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:28pm

Iraq is celebrating the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump is weighing at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. The high-profile hiring search comes at a pivotal time as the president looks to prepare his White House for the twin challenges of securing his re-election and fending off inquiries once Democrats gain control of the House next year. Trump's top pick for the job, Nick Ayers, has dropped out of the running.

AP PHOTOS: Migrants in Tijuana trickling over and under wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:02pm

A steady trickle of Central American migrants have been finding ways to climb over, tunnel under or slip through the U.S. border wall to plant their feet on U.S. soil and ask for asylum.

China charges 10 over riot at a military veterans' protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:05pm

China state media say 10 people have been charged with various offenses over rioting at a gathering of military veterans protesting for better benefits.

New Zealand leader apologies for death of British tourist

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:19pm

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made an emotional apology Monday to the family of a 22-year-old British tourist who police say was murdered.

Israeli officials: 7 wounded in shooting near settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:45pm

Israeli officials say seven people have been wounded, one critically, in a shooting by a suspected Palestinian assailant outside a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

Gunmen in Mexico kill Guatemalan migrant, wound 3 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:22pm

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission is calling on the Gulf coast state of Veracruz to improve security after masked gunmen killed a Guatemalan migrant and injured three others.

The Latest: OECD sees share of highly educated migrants grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:18pm

The Latest on migration issues (all times local):

Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap deal

Ivana Bzganovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:28am

Yemen's warring parties met Sunday for the fourth day of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden to try to hammer out details of a prisoner exchange, which could eventually include all prisoners held by both sides in the four-year civil war.

US airstrike outside Somalia's capital kills 4 al-Shabab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:47am

The U.S. military says it has killed four members of the al-Shabab extremist group with a "self-defense airstrike" outside Somalia's capital after partner forces were attacked.

Women accuse Brazilian spiritual healer of sexual abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:28am

Ten women in Brazil have accused a self-styled spiritual healer of sexually abusing them at a clinic in the central-western state of Goias.

Yemen rebel leader seeks torture probe, cites AP report

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:26am

A top leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels has called for an investigation after The Associated Press found evidence of extreme torture in Houthi-run lockups.

UN sends aid to hundreds of thousands in war-torn Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:38am

The United Nations has begun sending desperately needed aid from Jordan to hundreds of thousands of civilians in war-torn Syria.

Israeli military probes shooting of Palestinian in the back

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 7:51am

The Israeli military on Sunday said it has opened an investigation into the death of a 22-year-old Palestinian man in the West Bank after a video surfaced appearing to show him being shot in the back.

Cyprus police detain 40 Syrian migrants after boat arrival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 7:03am

Cyprus police say they have detained 40 Syrian migrants after a boat dropped them off along the ethnically split island nation's northwestern coast.

UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 6:47am

A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok said he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade.

Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 6:39am

One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses.

Congo's Kabila doesn't rule out seeking presidency in future

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 5:36am

Congo's President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after this month's election but he doesn't rule out seeking the post again in the future.