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Russia says U.S. planes bombed Syria's Aleppo on Wednesday

MOSCOW Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that two U.S. aircraft had bombed the Syrian city of Aleppo on Feb. 10, and that Russian planes had not been operating in the area.

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U.S. tells allies campaign to defeat Islamic State must be accelerated

BRUSSELS The United States is pressing allies on Thursday to contribute more to a U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State that it says must be accelerated, regardless of the fate of diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war.

7:32am EST

Dozens killed in prison riot in northeast Mexico: media reports

MONTERREY, Mexico Dozens of people were killed in a prison riot in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey early on Thursday, local media reported, just days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another prison in Mexico┬┤s far north.

Pope, Mexico 9:14am EST

Pro-government forces seize camp outside Yemen capital

CAIRO Yemeni pro-government forces backed by Saudi-led air strikes seized control of a military camp 60km (40 miles) from Sanaa on Thursday, local officials and residents said, as troops advance toward the capital held by Iran-allied fighters.

Yemen 9:25am EST

EU leaders left to iron out remaining issues in Britain talks next week

BRUSSELS British and EU negotiators have substantially agreed a text of reforms aimed at helping keep Britain in the European Union but arguments over migration and treaty change will be left to political leaders to settle next week, diplomats said.

9:36am EST

Greeks at frontline of migrant crisis angry at Europe's criticism

ABOARD THE AGIOS EFSTRATIOS, Aegean Sea Greek Captain Argyris Frangoulis lifts his binoculars and with eyes fixed on the Aegean Sea horizon, steers his patrol boat out near the Turkish border to a dinghy full of stranded refugees.

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