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Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:35pm

Japan's central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition.

Japan's central government has begun reclamation work at U.S. base relocation site on Okinawa despite local objection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:25pm

Japan's central government has begun reclamation work at U.S. base relocation site on Okinawa despite local objection.

Report: Dissident rebels fuel violence in Colombia port city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:38pm

Dissidents from Colombia's once largest rebel movement who were unable take advantage of a peace accord or grew disenchanted with the state's weak implementation are fueling violence in parts of the South American nation still waiting to see the benefits of peace, a rights group warned Thursday.

Hungary: Anti-govt protesters confront police at Parliament

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:36pm

A few thousand anti-government protesters confronted police Thursday night outside Hungary's Parliament, temporarily retreating when officers used pepper spray and tear gas to drive them back.

UN approves aid deliveries across borders to Syrians

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:37pm

The U.N. Security Council voted Thursday to authorize delivery of humanitarian aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria for another year, expressing "outrage" at the continuing violence in the country and "grave distress" at the devastating humanitarian situation.

Paris prosecutor formally identifies man killed in Strasbourg shootout as main suspect in Christmas market attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:35pm

Paris prosecutor formally identifies man killed in Strasbourg shootout as main suspect in Christmas market attack.

Kristine Tompkins celebrates new Argentina marine parks

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:23pm

American conservationist Kristine Tompkins said Thursday that the creation of Argentina's first marine national parks is a milestone that gets it close to meeting its U.N. recommended goal for 2020.

AP Interview: Maldives query the point of UN climate talks

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:14pm

The head of the Maldives delegation to the U.N. climate conference questioned on Thursday the point of the yearly summits, saying they are failing to produce meaningful results.

UN extends Central African Republic peacekeeping mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:59pm

The U.N. Security Council has approved a resolution extending the mandate of the 14,600-strong U.N. peacekeeping mission in conflict-wracked Central African Republic.

US demands immediate end to violence, talks in Cameroon

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:32pm

The United States demanded an immediate end to violence in Cameroon on Thursday and a speedy start to talks between the government and Anglophone separatists without preconditions.

French Interior Minister: Paris prosecutor heading to shootout scene to confirm identity of man killed in Strasbourg.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:20pm

French Interior Minister: Paris prosecutor heading to shootout scene to confirm identity of man killed in Strasbourg.

Top French official: A suspect has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, identity not yet confirmed.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:36pm

Top French official: A suspect has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, identity not yet confirmed.

Turkey conducts airstrikes against PKK targets in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:03pm

Turkey's Defense Ministry says the military has conducted airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's Sinjar and Mount Karajak regions.

Cameroon leader halts cases against 289 alleged separatists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:38pm

Cameroon's leader has ordered the country's military tribunal to stop legal proceedings against 289 people accused of taking part in the country's separatist movement in its English-speaking regions.

Suspected jihadists kill 42 in Mali's nomadic Tuareg camps

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:57am

Suspected jihadists on motorcycles have killed at least 42 people during a series of attacks on Tuareg nomadic camps in Mali, local leaders said Thursday.

Tuareg leader: Suspected jihadists on motorcycles kill at least 42 in Mali's eastern Menaka region

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:43am

Tuareg leader: Suspected jihadists on motorcycles kill at least 42 in Mali's eastern Menaka region.

Brazil police serve warrants in case of slain councilwoman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:05am

Police have served several arrest, search and seizure warrants in connection with the killing of a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman nine months ago, authorities said Thursday.

Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper to cease print edition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:41am

Venezuela's last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper will stop publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages, editors said Thursday.

EU agency: Cocaine dealers' technology use complicates busts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:16am

The European Union agency that monitors drug abuse says cocaine dealers are increasingly using social media and encrypted communications to do business, making it harder for authorities to crack down on the trade.