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Syria president says victory in Aleppo won't end the war

2016-12-08T11:58:31Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- President Bashar Assad said in comments published Thursday that Syrian forces' victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a "big gain" for his government but that it will not end of the country's civil war....



The Latest: UN official says Syria approves Aleppo aid

2016-12-08T15:46:16Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):...



Assad supporters see domino effect in Aleppo government win

2016-12-08T06:17:46Z

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Aleppo shakes with explosions and gunfire day and night in both the government- and rebel-held sides of the divided Syrian city. But for supporters of President Bashar Assad, there is a growing sense of imminent victory....



Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

2016-12-08T13:02:46Z

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) -- Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people....



AP PHOTOS: Indonesian towns reel from earthquake devastation

2016-12-08T12:04:20Z

PIDIE JAYA, Indonesia (AP) -- Damage from the earthquake that shook Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday is extensive in towns near the epicenter. A market was leveled, and other buildings reduced to chunks of cement and twisted rebar....



Iraq's parliament speaker says airstrike killed civilians

2016-12-08T13:53:53Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's parliament speaker says an airstrike targeting the Islamic State-held town of Qaim near the Syrian border killed and wounded "dozens" of civilians, and that he is holding the Iraqi government responsible....



Danish lawmaker: Warning shots should be fired at migrants

2016-12-08T14:26:00Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish lawmaker said Thursday that he regretted saying migrants sailing to Europe should "be fired at" if they cross the continent's "territorial waters." He clarified his remarks to say "warning shots" should be fired instead....



Pope recalls poor families as Rome holiday shopping begins

2016-12-08T16:06:41Z

ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis has recalled struggling families, the jobless and those forced to take "undignified" work as Rome's holiday season begins....



Turkey's leader renounces foreign currencies to boost lira

2016-12-08T16:03:00Z

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's leader has renounced foreign currencies in favor of the ailing lira currency in keeping with his appeal to Turkish citizens to do the same, his spokesman said Thursday, as a new measure was unveiled to help struggling businesses....



Guitarist/singer Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

2016-12-08T15:57:09Z

LONDON (AP) -- Musician Greg Lake co-founded both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer - bands that helped define the sprawling, influential but often-maligned genre known as progressive rock....