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Civilians a target in Mosul battle

updated: 01/17/2017 2:33 a.m. Discuss

IRBIL, Iraq -- The mortar attack that left Um Yousef blind in one eye and killed two of her children came on the same day that Iraqi forces retook her neighborhood in eastern Mosul from the Islamic State militant group.

Plane crash in Kyrgyz town kills dozens

updated: 01/17/2017 2:32 a.m. Discuss

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village and killing at least 37 people in the plane and on the ground, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

Turks capture suspect in slaying of 39 at club

updated: 01/17/2017 2:31 a.m. Discuss

ISTANBUL -- A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year's Eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early today.

The World in Brief

updated: 01/17/2017 4:17 a.m. Discuss

5 dead in Mexico after festival gunfire

Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 caught

updated: 01/16/2017 5:14 p.m. Discuss

ISTANBUL — A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday.

VIDEO: Cargo plane crash kills 37, destroys village, Kyrgyzstan says

posted: 01/16/2017 11:26 a.m. Discuss

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village and killing at least 37 people in the plane and on the ground, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort

posted: 01/16/2017 9 a.m. Discuss

CANCUN, Mexico — A shooting attack at an electronic music festival resulted in the deaths of at least five people and left 15 injured Monday at a nightclub at Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen, authorities said.

Envoys in Paris urge Israelis, Palestinians to revive peace talks

updated: 01/16/2017 2:53 a.m. Discuss

PARIS -- Dozens of countries on Sunday called on Israel and the Palestinians to revive work toward long-elusive peace -- including an independent Palestinian state.

Europe faces new migrant wave

updated: 01/16/2017 2:53 a.m. Discuss

VALLETTA, Malta -- Tens of thousands of people are expected to trek across deserts and board unseaworthy boats in war-torn Libya this year in a desperate effort to reach European shores by way of Italy.

Looking at options, British warn EU

posted: 01/16/2017 2:52 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- Britain's leaders on Sunday signaled their resolve to play hardball in talks with the European Union, suggesting they will look for partners elsewhere if the bloc restricts access to its huge market.

12 reported dead in Syria shelling

updated: 01/16/2017 2:46 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- Syrian government forces shelled a village in a rebel-controlled area near Damascus on Sunday, killing at least 12 civilians and injuring several others who were taking shelter in a banquet hall, activists said.

Bahrain executes 3, sparking protests

updated: 01/16/2017 2:44 a.m. Discuss

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Bahrain on Sunday carried out its first executions since the Arab Spring uprising in 2011, putting to death three men found guilty of a deadly bomb attack on police.

East Asia’s gadget trash a rising threat

posted: 01/16/2017 2:43 a.m. Discuss

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm.

Summit chief: Heed voices of populists

posted: 01/16/2017 2:42 a.m. Discuss

DAVOS, Switzerland -- At the Davos economic conference, "it's important to listen to the populists," the founder of the annual gathering of economic leaders said, adding that he hopes to have U.S. President-elect Donald Trump "expressing his ideas" at the Swiss forum one day.

The world in brief

updated: 01/16/2017 4:37 a.m. Discuss

Japan, Indonesia strengthen relations

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