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Syrian forces take Aleppo quarter

updated: 09/28/2016 3:35 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- Syrian government forces captured a central rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo on Tuesday after a week of blistering airstrikes.

Migration foes drive European debate

updated: 09/28/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Together, Hungary and the Czech Republic took in about 1,000 asylum seekers last year. Still, rallying cries against migration have dominated the debates ahead of upcoming ballots in the two central-European countries.

At illegal mine, 19 killed, China says

updated: 09/27/2016 3:30 a.m. Discuss

BEIJING -- Chinese authorities blamed illegal mining activities for a gas explosion at a coal mine that killed 19 people and left one miner missing, Chinese state media reported early this morning.

The world in brief

updated: 09/28/2016 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Baghdad suicide blasts kill 17 civilians

Israeli media: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies

posted: 09/27/2016 9:47 p.m. Discuss

JERUSALEM — Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and elder statesman of Israeli politics, has died, the Israeli news website YNet is reporting. He was 93.

France to shut migrant camp by year's end

posted: 09/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

CALAIS, France -- The migrant camp in Calais must be fully dismantled by the end of the year, French President Francois Hollande said Monday, addressing a major issue for his Socialist government ahead of next year's presidential election.

Damascus says truce savable but West shifty

posted: 09/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- Syria's foreign minister said Monday that an internationally brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years.

Turks say 2 strikes by Kurds killed 10

posted: 09/27/2016 3:06 a.m. Discuss

ANKARA, Turkey — Kurdish rebels staged two attacks against security forces in southeastern Turkey on Monday, killing 10 security force members and wounding eight others, the country’s state-run news agency reported.

Top Colombian, rebel ink accord

posted: 09/27/2016 3:01 a.m. Discuss

CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement on Monday signed a peace accord aimed at ending an era that saw more than 220,000 deaths, 8 million people made homeless and countless human-rights violations.

China preps Tibet to accept No. 2 lama

updated: 09/27/2016 2:59 a.m. Discuss

LHASA, China -- In the contest for Tibetan hearts and minds, a 26-year-old Buddhist monk is emerging into the spotlight. He is the Chinese-appointed Panchen Lama, and he is being groomed by the Communist Party to fill an important political and religious role in Tibet.

Extremists kill 8 more soldiers, Nigeria says

posted: 09/27/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Islamic extremists have killed eight soldiers and wounded 17 in two attacks over two days in northeastern Nigeria, the country's military said Monday.

The world in brief

updated: 09/27/2016 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Iran releases dual national Canadian

Syrian foreign minister says cease-fire agreement 'not dead'

posted: 09/26/2016 11:46 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT — Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said in a TV interview broadcast Monday that an internationally brokered cease-fire for Syria is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo cleaned up from what they said were the worst airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years.

On trial for cartoon, writer slain in Jordan

updated: 09/26/2016 3:41 a.m. Discuss

AMMAN, Jordan -- A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for his online posting of a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.

Syrians say 26 more killed as blame traded

updated: 09/26/2016 3:40 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- At least 26 civilians were killed in fresh government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as deep divisions between Russia and the Western powers kept the United Nations from taking any action.

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