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Man arrested on suspicion of racism at Manchester derby

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

Police were questioning a man on suspicion of racism on Sunday after a fan was seen directing abuse at Manchester United players during Saturday's Premier League game at Manchester City.

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

A Justice Department inspector general report is expected to say that the FBI had a legitimate basis to open its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. It's also expected to say that senior law enforcement officials weren't motivated by partisan bias. But it's also expected to cite multiple errors during the investigation, including by an FBI lawyer suspected of altering a document related to the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide. The report is being released Monday. Though highly anticipated, it's not expected to quell the partisan battles surrounding the Russia investigation.

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Historical documents show Japan's role in WWII sex slaves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.

Pro-government protesters denounce Hong Kong 'rioters'

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 5:10am

Only after finding safety in numbers, joining hundreds of other pro-government protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday, did Reddy Lin drum up the courage to slip into her red T-shirt marked, “China, I love you” and glue a heart-shaped Chinese-flag sticker on her face.

AP PHOTOS: Ukraine war prisoners struggle to rebuild lives

Zoya Shu, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 2:46am

For Anna Sergeyeva, rebuilding her life after surviving a week of captivity and torture in Ukraine was often more of a struggle.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:40pm

Kyodo News service has reported historical documents show the Japanese Imperial Army asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers. The documents, gathered by the Japanese government between April 2017 and March 2019, include classified dispatches from the Japanese consulates in China to the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, dating back to 1938. The documents appear to show a  Japanese government role in the systematic forcing of women to serve as sex slaves for the Japanese military during the years leading up to and during World War II. They were known as “comfort women.” 

Indian woman who alleged gang rape dies after burn attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:22pm

An alleged rape victim in northern India who was set on fire while heading to a court hearing in the case has died in a New Delhi hospital, officials said Saturday.

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.

UK Brexit envoy quits, slamming politicians' 'half-truths'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 11:32am

Britain’s Brexit envoy in Washington has quit, saying she no longer wants to “peddle half-truths on behalf of a government I do not trust.”

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.