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Shelling kills 26 fleeing in east Aleppo

updated: 12/01/2016 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Artillery rounds lobbed Wednesday on Syria's eastern Aleppo district killed 26 civilians, including seven children, as they fled a government ground offensive in the besieged enclave.

Lower house OKs Colombian accord

posted: 12/01/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

After five decades of war, more than four years of negotiations and two signing ceremonies, Colombia's Congress late Wednesday formally ratified a peace agreement allowing leftist rebels to enter politics.

The world in brief

updated: 12/01/2016 3:42 a.m. Discuss

19 Mosul vicinities captured, Iraqi says

Pilot told Colombia controllers 'no fuel' before crash that killed 71

posted: 11/30/2016 3:51 p.m. Comment 1

MEDELLIN, Colombia — The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and pleaded for permission to land before crashing into the Andes, according to a leaked recording of the final minutes of the flight.

Regional leaders join Cuba crowd at Castro service

updated: 11/30/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Regional leaders and tens of thousands of Cubans filled Havana's Plaza of the Revolution on Tuesday night for a service honoring Fidel Castro on the wide plaza where the Cuban leader delivered fiery speeches to mammoth crowds in the years after he seized power.

U.S. kids barely up in math, science; Singapore tops list

posted: 11/30/2016 3:44 a.m. Discuss

U.S. students have strides to make when it comes to math and science, where they lag behind a solid number of East Asian countries, according to results released Tuesday from an international exam.

S. Korea's Park says she's willing to resign top job

updated: 11/30/2016 3:42 a.m. Discuss

President Park Geun-hye of South Korea said Tuesday that she was willing to resign before her term ends, in an effort to head off protests over allegations of corruption.

Storm-asthma toll at 8 in Australia

posted: 11/30/2016 3:42 a.m. Discuss

More than a week after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia’s second-largest city, the death toll has risen to eight, officials said Tuesday.

Europol: Drug ring busted, 36 arrested

posted: 11/30/2016 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Police arrested 36 people and seized gold, cocaine, automatic weapons and millions of euros as they broke up a drug and money-laundering ring operating between Morocco and Europe, Europol said Tuesday.

10 civilians die fleeing Syria push

updated: 11/30/2016 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Renewed airstrikes killed at least 10 civilians as they fled government advances Tuesday in Syria's besieged eastern part of Aleppo, opposition groups reported as troops continued to target the enclave controlled by rebel groups. The United Nations said up to 16,000 people have been displaced in recent days of fighting.

Brazil soccer players die on mountain

updated: 11/30/2016 3:38 a.m. Discuss

A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team crashed into a Colombian mountain and broke into pieces, killing 71 people and leaving six survivors, officials said Tuesday.

Trump's Cuba vow clashes with business interests

updated: 11/30/2016 3:37 a.m. Discuss

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to "terminate" normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba if he can't get "a better deal" from Havana. But many in the U.S. business community and in deeply Republican states seek to capitalize on normalizing relations between the two countries.

The world in brief

posted: 11/30/2016 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Haitian election losers vow challenge

In the news

updated: 11/30/2016 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Emma Morano of Verbania, Italy, recognized as the world's oldest living person, celebrated her 117th birthday Tuesday with her two elderly nieces, a pair of caregivers and her longtime physician and blew out all three candles, numerals showing her age, on her cake.

PHOTO: World's oldest living person celebrates birthday

posted: 11/29/2016 10:56 a.m. Discuss

VERBANIA, Italy — Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday Tuesday, blowing out all the candles on her cake.

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