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The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 15th - 5:40pm

A whistleblower report provided to BuzzFeed News alleges U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has “systematically provided inadequate medical and mental health care” to detained migrants. That's led to complications that included the removal of part of an 8-year-old boy's forehead. The report renewed harsh criticism from migrant advocates and Democrats of President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown. The Trump administration has already been derided for reports of squalid conditions in packed cells and crying children left to fend for themselves after being taken from their parents.

75 years on, Battle of the Bulge memories bond people

Raf Casert  |  Updated Dec 15th - 1:00pm

As a schoolboy three quarters of a century ago, Marcel Schmetz would regularly see open trucks rumble past to a makeshift American cemetery — filled with bodies, some headless, some limbless, blood seeping from the vehicles onto the roads that the U.S. soldiers had given their lives to liberate.

Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Kirsten Grieshaber  |  Updated Dec 15th - 8:12am

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm Sunday after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags.

Indonesia nabs 2 suspected smugglers of leopard, lion cubs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:31am

Indonesian police said Sunday that they have arrested two men suspected of being part of a ring that poaches and trades in endangered animals and seized from them several lion and leopard cubs and dozens of turtles.

Home-cooked food in Iraqi square brings protesters together

Nasser Nasser  |  Posted Dec 15th - 12:06am

In Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, there are the anti-government protesters demonstrating for a better future for Iraq, and there are the volunteers who feed them.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 14th - 9:40pm

Top House Republicans have been told that Democratic New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew is going to switch parties and become a Republican. That's according to a GOP official familiar with the conversations who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe confidential information. Van Drew is a freshman who has said he plans to vote against impeaching President Donald Trump. Only a small handful of Democrats are expected to oppose Trump's impeachment in a vote expected next week, Van Drew represents a southern New Jersey congressional district that Trump carried in 2016. Van Drew has been considered one of the more vulnerable House Democrats in next November's elections.

Hourslong clashes between police, protesters engulf Beirut

Hussein Malla and Andrea Rosa  |  Updated Dec 14th - 7:41pm

Lebanese security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and used water cannons to disperse anti-government protesters from central Beirut in clashes that lasted for hours into early Sunday.

Argentina: British tourist killed in mugging attempt

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 14th - 5:12pm

Assailants shot two British tourists while trying to rob them in Argentina's capital Saturday, killing one and seriously injuring the other, authorities said Saturday.

Greta Thunberg apologizes for 'against the wall' comment

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 14th - 1:58pm

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has apologized for saying politicians should be put “against the wall” after critics took it to mean that she was advocating violence.

Boris Johnson goes north to celebrate crushing election win

Mike Corder and Jill Lawless  |  Updated Dec 14th - 1:30pm

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Saturday to repay the trust of voters in the working-class heartland of northern England who rejected the Labour Party and helped give him an 80-seat majority in Thursday's election.

Fighting rages near Libya's capital amid push by rebel army

Samy Magdy  |  Updated Dec 14th - 1:20pm

Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a “final" and decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy fighting raged for a 24-hour period between his troops and militias loosely allied with the internationally backed government based in the city, officials said Saturday.

Johnson's win may deliver Brexit but could risk UK's breakup

Jill Lawless  |  Updated Dec 14th - 9:49am

Leaving the European Union is not the only split British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to worry about.

Rebel attack on eastern Congo city leaves at least 6 dead

Saleh Mwanamilongo  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:05am

Rebels again attacked a city at the center of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, killing at least six people including a pregnant woman, witnesses and officials said Saturday.

Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption

Nadir Ahmed and Samy Magdy  |  Updated Dec 14th - 5:24am

A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security lockup.

Sudan court convicts Omar al-Bashir of money laundering, sentences him to 2 years in rehabilitation facility.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:46am

Sudan court convicts Omar al-Bashir of money laundering, sentences him to 2 years in rehabilitation facility.

North Korea says it conducted another ‘crucial test’ at its long-range rocket facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:35pm

North Korea says it conducted another ‘crucial test’ at its long-range rocket facility.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 13th - 9:40pm

Authorities in rural Arizona have recovered the body of a 6-year-old girl who was swept away in surging creek waters two weeks ago. The body of Willa Rawlings was found shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday in Roosevelt Lake about 20 miles south of Tonto Basin, where the girl initially went missing. The announcement from Gila County sheriff's officials comes on the same day that family members scheduled funeral services for Willa and her 5-year-old brother, Colby. Nine family members were in a military-style truck that became stuck Nov. 29 while trying to cross Tonto Creek.

El Salvador court gives hefty sentences in mass gang trial

Marcos Alemán  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:05pm

A court in El Salvador has sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years for crimes ranging from murder and arms trafficking to terrorist association in a mass trial historic for the sheer number of defendants, authorities said Friday.

UN official: Chilean police abused protester's human rights

Eva Vergara  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:01pm

A U.N. human rights report released Friday accused Chilean security forces of serious human rights violations against protesters over the past two months, including deaths, torture, sexual abuse and the use of excessive force.