More than 65 killed in last 3 days in Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Overnight shelling and more than a dozen airstrikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo killed at least 11 people Thursday, bringing the death toll in the last three days to at least 65, according to an opposition activist group and Aleppo's volunteer civil defense forces.


Thailand's king, world's longest-reigning monarch, dies

BANGKOK (AP) — King Bhumibol Adulyadej, revered in Thailand as a demigod, a humble father figure and an anchor of stability through decades of upheaval at home and abroad, died on Thursday. He was 88 and had been the world's longest reigning monarch.

  • Written by DENIS D. GRAY, Associated Press TODD PITMAN, Associated Press

German officials demand answers after suspect strangles self

BERLIN (AP) — A 22-year-old Syrian man suspected of planning an Islamic extremist bombing attack strangled himself by tying his shirt to the bars of his jail cell, German officials said Thursday.

  • Written by DAVID RISING, Associated Press FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Nigeria says 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls freed in talks

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty-one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamic extremists more than two years ago have been freed in negotiations, officials said Thursday.

  • Written by ISMAIL ALFA ABDULRAHIM, Associated Press

Don't think twice, it's all right: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Lit

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

  • Written by BY KARL RITTER, Associated Press