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Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea in nonbinding referendum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:21pm

Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea in nonbinding referendum.

Suicide bomber hits gate of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:39pm

A powerful suicide bombing Wednesday targeted a medical facility near the main American Bagram Air Base north of the capital Kabul, the U.S. military said.

Afghan official says a powerful suicide bombing has targeted a U.S. military convoy near Bagram Air Base north of Kabul

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:35pm

Afghan official says a powerful suicide bombing has targeted a U.S. military convoy near Bagram Air Base north of Kabul.

UN experts: Libya is new focus of Islamic State extremists

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:15pm

U.N. experts say the interference of Chadian and Sudanese fighters in Libya is “a direct threat” to the security and stability of the war-torn country, which a leader of the Islamic State extremist group has declared “one of the main axes” of its future operations.

Photo of sick boy on floor roils British election campaign

Kelvin Chan and Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:58pm

A photo of a sick boy sleeping on a hospital floor because no beds were available has become one of the defining images of Britain’s bruising election campaign.

Thousands rally around Holocaust survivor in Milan

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:20pm

A Holocaust survivor who has been put under police protection due to anti-Semitic threats was escorted Tuesday evening through the center of Milan by hundreds of Italian mayors and thousands of ordinary citizens behind a banner reading: "Hatred has no future.''

Russia doping saga likely heads back to Switzerland's courts

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:09pm

Sports punishments imposed on Russia this week closed one big body of work for the World Anti-Doping Agency.

US sanctions 5 South Sudan agents it says killed 2 critics

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:13pm

The United States has imposed sanctions on five South Sudan officials, who it says are responsible for the abductions and likely murders in 2017 of two human rights activists.

Afghanistan's Karzai tells AP that US cash fed corruption

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:50am

Afghanistan’s former president argued Tuesday that Washington helped fuel corruption in his nation by spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades without accountability.

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Greta Thunberg a "brat"

Marcelo By Sousa and Helena Alves, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:59am

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon.

Armed men attack presidential residence in Somalia's capital

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:31am

A Somali police officer says at least five heavily armed men attacked security forces stationed outside the presidential palace in what appears to be an attempt to storm the heavily fortified residential and office complex.

Ready for prisoner swaps, Iran says US holding 20 Iranians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:53am

Iran said American authorities are holding about 20 Iranian nationals in jail, its official news agency reported Tuesday, a day after Tehran said it was ready for more prisoner swaps with the U.S.

Trump, Obama advisers say Russia, Iran remain threats to US

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:23am

Russia's challenge to NATO and democratic nations, as well as Iran's influence on the wider Middle East, remain two of the top threats to world peace, two former White House advisers to presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump said Tuesday.

Erdogan names Trump, Putin among leaders whom he admires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:17am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday named U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as the leaders whom he most admires.

Stories of injured, missing in New Zealand volcano eruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:26am

Officials say 47 people from New Zealand, United States, Australia, Germany, Britain, China and Malaysia were on a New Zealand volcanic island when it suddenly erupted. Of those, dozens were killed, injured or are missing.

AP Interview: Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:16am

Taiwan’s top diplomat said Tuesday that his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi-autonomous Chinese city if Beijing intervenes with greater force to quell the protests.

Taiwan FM tells AP his government would aid those fleeing Hong Kong if China intervenes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:10am

Taiwan FM tells AP his government would aid those fleeing Hong Kong if China intervenes.

Cyclone hits Madagascar, killing 2 and making 1,400 homeless

Sarah Tetaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:37am

Cyclone Belna has hit northwestern Madagascar, with 2 dead and three missing from the first tropical storm of the season, according to local officials.

Police say an injured person has died in a New Zealand hospital, bringing the death toll from volcanic eruption to 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:07am

Police say an injured person has died in a New Zealand hospital, bringing the death toll from volcanic eruption to 6.