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South Korean lawmakers have impeached President Park Geun-hye, suspending her powers over an explosive corruption scandal that saw millions protest in recent weeks
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury....

Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what once was an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new wave of evacuations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what was once an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new wave of evacuations Friday and raising concerns about hundreds of men who have disappeared and are feared to have been seized by the government....

The Latest: Kerry says he is persisting in efforts to save Syrian city of Aleppo from being 'completely destroyed'
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):...

Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war....

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has landed in Afghanistan for a surprise visit to American troops
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that America will stick with Afghanistan for years to come as a new U.S. president takes over what is already America's longest war....

Twin blasts by female bombers kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Two women suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town on Friday morning, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, an army spokesman told The Associated Press....

Ghana's longtime opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidency late Friday on his third run for the office, a race that was largely seen as a referendum on how the incumbent party had managed the economy in this long stable democracy
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Ghana's longtime opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidency late Friday on his third run for the office, a race that was largely seen as a referendum on how the incumbent party had managed the economy in this long stable democracy....

Police overseeing the sex abuse scandal in British soccer say 83 potential suspects have been identified and linked to 98 clubs
LONDON (AP) -- Police overseeing the sex abuse scandal in British soccer say 83 potential suspects have been identified and linked to 98 clubs....

Russia's sports reputation was ripped apart again when a new report into systematic doping detailed an "institutional conspiracy" that covered more than 1,000 athletes in over 30 sports and corrupted the drug-testing system at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics
LONDON (AP) -- Russia's sports reputation was ripped apart again Friday when a new report into systematic doping detailed a vast "institutional conspiracy" that covered more than 1,000 athletes in over 30 sports and corrupted the drug-testing system at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics....

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Africa
Ghana's longtime opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidency late Friday on his third run for the office, a race that was largely seen as a referendum on how the incumbent party had managed the economy in this long stable democracy

Asia
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has won parliamentary approval for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from the 12-nation trade pact

Europe
France is willing to help rally international support for a summit next month aimed at clinching an agreement to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus, the country's president said Friday

Latin America/Caribbean
The charred remains of three federal detectives have been found in the bed of a burning pickup truck in the southern Mexico resort of Zihuatanejo

Middle East
Britain's outspoken foreign secretary stays away from controversy in speech to Mideast leaders