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U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: U.S. Central Command

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said.

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Kurdish forces retake north Iraqi town from Islamic State

ARBIL Iraq - Kurdish forces retook the northern Iraqi town of Zumar and several nearby villages from Islamic State early on Saturday after heavy coalition air strikes against the Islamist insurgents, security sources said.

Iraq 10:11am EDT

Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

BRASILIA - Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades.

Brazil 10:33am EDT

Lebanon army fights Islamist gunmen in Tripoli for second day

BEIRUT - Lebanese soldiers clashed with Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day on Saturday, moving against the militants who holed up in a part of the Old City.

Libya 8:31am EDT

China's top graft-buster says fight will never end

BEIJING - China's fight against deeply ingrained corruption will never end, the top official in charge of tackling graft said before a meeting intended to clean up business in the world's second-largest economy.

China 8:26am EDT

Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

DUBAI - A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was hanged on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA said, despite international pleas for her life to be spared.

Davos 8:07am EDT

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