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ICC: Failure to arrest Sudan's president undermines court

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 3:30pm

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday accused some of its members, including Jordan, Uganda and Chad, of undermining the tribunal's "reputation and credibility" by refusing to arrest Sudan's president to face charges of genocide in his country's Darfur region.

Mexico leftist front-runner doubles down on amnesty proposal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 2:33pm

Presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador doubled down Tuesday on his controversial proposal to consider amnesty for criminals as he registered to seek the leftist Morena party's nomination for Mexico's July 1 election for president.

Iraq PM warns Islamic State might erupt again somewhere else

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 2:17pm

Three days after declaring victory over the Islamic State group, Iraq's prime minister warns that the group's extremists might "erupt again somewhere else" without international cooperation in combatting the militants.

In rare visit, UN expert pleads with Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 2:02pm

An independent expert for the U.N.'s top human rights body said Tuesday that he pleaded with Venezuela's government to release more than 20 people in custody and is optimistic other U.N. experts will be let in.

Police: At least 13 dead in multi-vehicle accident in Kenya

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 11:39am

Kenyan police say at least 13 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway outside the capital, Nairobi.

UN probes abuses in Iraqi town where troops fought Kurds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 11:25am

The U.N. mission to Iraq says it is investigating allegations of human rights abuses in a disputed Iraqi town where federal forces clashed with Kurdish fighters in October.

Ethiopia faces social media blackout after new ethnic unrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 11:11am

Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country.

Liberia sets Dec. 26 date for runoff presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 11:03am

Liberia's National Elections Commission has set Dec. 26 as the date for the presidential runoff vote.

Mexico's president again stumbles in public speaking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 10:53am

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has drawn scorn on the internet after making a grade-school grammar mistake that his office corrected in an official transcript of his remarks.

NATO prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 9:41am

NATO on Tuesday extended Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's tenure for two more years as head of the world's biggest military alliance, setting him up to be its longest-serving civilian leader since the end of the Cold War.

Austria: 1 dead, 21 hurt in explosion at natural gas plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 9:37am

An explosion Tuesday at a major natural gas facility near Austria's border with Slovakia killed one person and left 21 others injured, and caused some gas flow disruptions to other countries, authorities said.

Italy: helicopters ferry flood victims to safety

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 9:31am

Italian firefighters used helicopters and rubber dinghies to evacuate stranded residents of a town in the northern region of Emilia Romagna that flooded when waters overran earthen dikes.

Most fake bomb calls that beset Russia coming from Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 9:16am

A top Russian official says most of the fake bomb calls that have plagued cities across Russia have come from Syria.

Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years over racy video

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 9:15am

An Egyptian female pop singer has been convicted of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip and sentenced to two years in prison.

German soldier charged in far-right plot against politicians

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 9:07am

A German military officer has been indicted on allegations he plotted to kill prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees, prosecutors said Tuesday, in a case that raised concerns about extremism in the country's military.

Yemeni officials say police kill 3 militants in Aden

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 9:02am

Yemeni security forces killed at least three suspected militants in a raid early Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden, officials said.

Russian security agency says it busts IS suicide bomber cell

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 8:57am

Russia's top domestic security agency says it has detained three suspected members of a sleeper cell of the Islamic State group who have been preparing suicide bombings in Moscow.

Burundi's president launches campaign to extend his rule

Eloge Willy Kaneza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 8:47am

Burundi's president launched a campaign Tuesday to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule despite warnings by his opponents of more violence ahead.

2 teenage girl suicide bombers kill 4 in Nigeria's north

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Dec 12th - 8:34am

A Nigerian official says two teenage girl suicide bombers attacked the town of Gwoza, in the country's north, killing at least four people.