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BERLIN (AP) — The police chief in Berlin says it's not clear whether a man taken into custody following yesterday's truck attack on a busy Christmas market was really the driver. At least 12 people were killed and dozens were injured when the truck barreled through the crowd. Authorities say the man they've been questioning is from Pakistan, and had applied for asylum. They say the man is denying that he had anything to do with the attack.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for a series of shooting attacks in Jordan that killed 10 people. The U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant internet traffic, forwarded the Arabic-language claim to reporters today. Sunday's shootings happened in the central Jordanian town of Karak.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia, Iran and Turkey are ready to act as guarantors in a peace deal between the Syrian government and the opposition. He spoke today after a meeting in Moscow of the three countries' foreign ministers— a day after Russia's ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an exhibition in Ankara by a policeman who shouted: "Don't forget Aleppo!"
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian activists say only up to 3,000 people are left in eastern Aleppo awaiting evacuation before the government is to resume full control of the city after nearly six years of war. One opposition activist says the next convoy of buses that's going to take rebels and civilians out may well be the last one. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 60 buses have entered eastern Aleppo to pick up the remaining 3,000 fighters and their families from the opposition's last foothold there.
DETROIT (AP) — Federal officials have opened an investigation into complaints that another one million Fiat Chrysler vehicles can roll away after the owners put the vehicles in park. It's a problem similar to the one being blamed in the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. The investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers the Ram 1500 pickup from 2013 to 2016 and the Dodge Durango from 2014 to 2016. Earlier this year, 1.1 million Jeep Grand Cherokees and other vehicles were recalled for similar problems.
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