Aleppo's civilians cry out for help amid carnage
Civilians in besieged eastern Aleppo lament city's dire humanitarian circumstances

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns
Renzi tenders his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella

Death toll from Indonesia quake rises to 102
Rescue teams scour rubble of collapsed buildings in Aceh province for survivors day after strong temblor

Pakistan struggles to identify victims of plane crash
Pakistani authorities investigating plane crash begin DNA tests on badly-charred bodies recovered from wreckage

Putin welcomes approval of TurkStream project
Russian president appreciates Erdogan's approval of TurkStream agreement

Indonesia: At least 92 dead after quake rocks Aceh
Dozens sustain severe injuries in Aceh province, many feared missing after strong quake topples dozens of buildings

France: Valls quits, Cazeneuve named new PM
Valls stands down ahead of 2017 presidential bid; Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve becomes new premier

Cyprus leaders set for new talks in January
The island's 2 leaders to meet in Geneva on Jan. 9 to resume reunification talks, says the UN

Trump to nominate retired general for defense chief
'We are going to appoint Mad Dog Mattis as our secretary of defense,' Trump says at rally