Deadly Mexico fireworks blast hit market packed for holidays

TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The San Pablito fireworks market was especially well stocked for the holidays and bustling with hundreds of shoppers when a powerful chain-reaction explosion ripped through its stalls, killing at least 31 people and leaving dozens more badly burned.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press; MARIA VERZA, Associated Press

Final round of Aleppo evacuations underway

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels resumed their evacuation from Aleppo on Wednesday, paving the way for the government to reassume control of the war-torn city.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

UN extends aid deliveries to Syria across borders for 1 year

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has approved the delivery of humanitarian aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria for another year in a resolution aimed at reaching thousands in need in rebel-held areas without government approval.