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Malta plane hijack ends peacefully

VALLETTA — Hijackers armed with what were probably replica weapons forced an airliner to land in Malta on Friday before freeing all their hostages unharmed and surrendering, having declared loyalty to Libya's late leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead by police in Italy

MILAN — Italian police shot dead the man believed responsible for this week’s Berlin Christmas market truck attack, killing him after he pulled a gun on them during a routine check in the early hours of Friday.

Germany says fingerprints found in market crash truck

BERLIN — Fingerprints from a Tunisian suspect have been found inside the truck that smashed through a Berlin Christmas market on Monday in an attack that killed 12 people, and investigators assume the migrant was at the wheel, officials said.

Syrian army announces victory in Aleppo in boost for Assad

BEIRUT — The Syrian army said it had retaken complete control of Aleppo on Thursday after the last rebel fighters were evacuated from the battered city, handing President Bashar al-Assad his biggest victory of the nearly six-year-old war.

Smog engulfs cities in China for 4th day

SHANGHAI — A plane carrying the chief executive of the world’s biggest oil exporter was prevented from landing in the Chinese capital of Beijing on Tuesday because of thick smog blanketing large swathes of northern China.

Suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack released from detention

BERLIN — A Pakistani refugee detained on suspicion of carrying out a deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market has been released from custody, the German authorities reported late Tuesday, leaving one or more perpetrators still at large.

U.S. proposes penalty on Swiss financial company for toxic debt

NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Justice has asked Credit Suisse to pay between $5 billion and $7 billion to settle a probe over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a source with knowledge of the matter said, but the bank has resisted settling for that amount.

Dispute holds up evacuation from ‘hell’ of Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT — The evacuation of the last opposition-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo was suspended on Friday after pro-government militias demanded that wounded people should also be brought out of two Shi’ite villages being besieged by rebel fighters.

Buses evacuate thousands from Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria — Thousands of people were evacuated on Thursday from the last rebel bastion in Aleppo, the first to leave under a ceasefire deal that would end years of fighting for the city and mark a major victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Man on a mission

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — Sometimes, the world doesn’t cooperate, even when you’re trying to save it.

Pope jokes early birthday greetings may bring a jinx

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, who turns 80 on Saturday, responded to thousands of people singing “Happy Birthday” on Wednesday by joking that doing it early may bring a jinx on him.

U.N.: Troops, court needed fast to avert genocide

GENEVA — World powers can stop a “Rwanda-like” genocide in South Sudan if they immediately deploy a 4,000-strong protection force across the country and set up a court to prosecute atrocities, the head of a U.N. human rights commission said on Wednesday.

Battle of Aleppo ends after years of bloodshed

ALEPPO, Syria — Rebel resistance in the Syrian city of Aleppo ended on Tuesday after years of fighting and months of bitter siege and bombardment that culminated in a bloody retreat, as insurgents agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire.

WHO urges Trump to expand Affordable Care Act

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to expand Obamacare and ensure all Americans have access to healthcare.

Huge earthquake hits Solomon Islands, tsunami alert lifted

SYDNEY — A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties and a tsunami warning for a wide swathe of the South Pacific was later lifted.