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2 Russian nurses killed in rebel shelling of Syria’s Aleppo

December 5, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Rebel shelling killed two Russian nurses and eight civilians Monday in Aleppo, and a Russian fighter jet crashed as it was returning to an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean after a sortie over Syria, but the pilot ejected safely, Moscow officials said. The shelling that targeted government-controlled western Aleppo was one...

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Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after ‘about a decade’

December 5, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A fake U.S. embassy that operated for “about a decade” in Ghana’s capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the U.S. State Department announced. The scam was orchestrated by...

German chancellor denounces rape-killing of student

December 5, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday denounced the rape and killing of a university student as a “tragic event,” responding for the first time to a case that has inflamed passions since police arrested a 17-year-old Afghan...

Toronto doctor charged with murdering his wife

December 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto neurosurgeon appeared in court Saturday to face a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife, a family physician. Mohammed Shamji, 40, appeared in court Saturday morning. Local media reported that he was remanded in custody...

Uzbekistan has first election since Soviet-era ruler’s death

December 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in Uzbekistan are casting ballots Sunday in the tightly controlled, ex-Soviet nation’s first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the authoritarian leader who ruled for 27 years. Acting President Shavkat...

Death toll in China’s 2nd coal mine blast rises to 32

December 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty-two miners were confirmed dead Sunday in the second coal mine explosion in a week in China, state-run media reported. The gas explosion hit the mine in Chifeng city in the Inner Mongolia region midday Saturday. Out of 181 miners...

Libya’s Tripoli sees worst militias clashes in 2 years

December 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Clashes continued for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, vying for power and control over the city, with one dislodging another in at least two posts, a five-star hotel and a barracks, in what...

Gambia’s president concedes defeat after election loss

December 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Gambians celebrate the victory of opposition coalition candidate Adama Barrow by tearing down a poster of longtime President Yahya Jammeh in the streets of Serrekunda, Gambia, Friday Dec. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia’s...

Colombia repatriates dead as airline’s licensing questioned

December 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Air force soldiers stand in formation during tribute to the Brazilian victims who died in a chartered flight, before loading the caskets containing their remains into a cargo plane at the military airbase in Rio Negro, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. The...

Brazil judge in Petrobras probe urges Senate to oppose bill

December 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Brazilian Federal Judge Sergio Moro, who is leading the corruption probe at the state-run oil company Petrobras, speaks during a Senate session in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Brazilian prosecutors are threatening to quit their investigation into...