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Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead

updated: 02/11/2016 5:06 p.m. Comments 2

MONTERREY, Mexico — A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.

Senate OKs N. Korea sanctions

updated: 02/11/2016 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at depriving North Korea of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.

Details out on Iran drone flight over U.S. carrier

posted: 02/11/2016 3:43 a.m. Discuss

The unarmed Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf last month is similar to those that can carry missiles and was the first to conduct an overflight of a U.S. carrier since 2014, U.S. Navy records obtained Wednesday showed.

To fence all Israel to bar 'beasts,' Netanyahu says

posted: 02/11/2016 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under mounting criticism of his government's handling of security threats, promised to encircle the country in an uninterrupted strip of barriers.

British prime minister scoffs at Assange ruling, calls it ‘ridiculous’

posted: 02/11/2016 3:40 a.m. Discuss

British Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament on Wednesday that a United Nations panel’s finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been wrongfully detained is “ridiculous.” Assange responded quickly by accusing Cameron of libel.

U.S. strategy on Syria draws flak

updated: 02/11/2016 3:40 a.m. Discuss

As Syria's civil war continues in the absence of a cease-fire, President Barack Obama's administration has become increasingly torn between its loyalty to both NATO ally Turkey and Saudi Arabia and the cold pragmatism of Russia.

Call to take in Syrians riles Turks

updated: 02/11/2016 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.

NATO backs members on Russian front

posted: 02/11/2016 3:34 a.m. Discuss

NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved multinational reinforcements to beef up defenses of front-line members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's secretary-general announced.

S. Korea shutting industrial park shared with North

updated: 02/11/2016 3:32 a.m. Discuss

South Korean workers this morning began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, a move that will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas' last major cooperation project to punish the North for a recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

The world in brief

updated: 02/11/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Germans start cleanup of train wreck BAD AIBLING, Germany -- Emergency workers in southern Germany moved in a huge crane Wednesday to start removing the wreckage from a deadly head-on train crash after police said they were no longer looking for another victim.

In the news

updated: 02/11/2016 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Jack Markell, the governor of Delaware, has signed a resolution passed by the state General Assembly apologizing for Delaware's role in slavery and for wrongs committed against blacks during the Jim Crow era.

2 female bombers kill 56 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

posted: 02/10/2016 12:38 p.m. Comment 1

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Health and rescue officials say two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people.

Senate leaders vow fast action on North Korea sanctions bill

posted: 02/10/2016 11 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders pledged on Wednesday to take swift action on legislation imposing more stringent sanctions on North Korea for willfully violating international law by pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program.

U.S. to add troops in Helmand

posted: 02/10/2016 3:54 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Army will deploy hundreds of soldiers to the southern Afghan province of Helmand, where government forces have been pushed to the brink by Taliban militants, a military spokesman said Tuesday.

Open border, U.N. agency urges Turkey

updated: 02/10/2016 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Turkey must open its doors to the tens of thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the U.N. demanded Tuesday, as an aide group said tents on the Syrian side are overcrowded and food in short supply.

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