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Italy says Berlin suspect killed in Milan ... China responds to Trump tweet on nukes ... Turkey pounds Syria after 2 Turkish soldiers reportedly killed

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MILAN (AP) — Italy's interior minister says that "without a shadow of doubt" the prime suspect in Monday's deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, was killed in Italy. Italian news agency ANSA reports that suspect Anis Amri was killed in a shootout with police in Milan overnight. ANSA says police were conducting a routine check when they asked Amri for his identity papers. He reportedly pulled a gun from his backpack and was killed in an ensuing shootout.

BEIJING (AP) — China says countries with the largest nuclear arsenals should take the lead in disarmament. A foreign ministry spokeswoman says Beijing is "paying close attention" to what nuclear weapons policy Trump's administration will follow. President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that until the rest of the world "comes to its senses" regarding nuclear weapons, the U.S. should "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability."

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations says the number of migrant deaths each year in the Mediterranean has topped 5,000 for the first time. The U.N. says at least 90 migrants are missing off the coast of Italy following two shipwrecks.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes have been pounding an extremist-held town in Syria near where two Turkish soldiers are believed to have gone missing last month. The Islamic State group has just released a video showing two Turkish soldiers being burned alive. Turkish officials have not commented on the video, but the country did restrict access to social media websites for several hours after the video was released.

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 50,000 small SUVs worldwide because the engines could stall while being driven. The recall covers the Dodge Journey and Jeep Compass and Patriot from the 2016 model year. All have 2-liter or 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines. The company says a sensor connector in the engine can malfunction.

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