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Bodies of Brazil soccer team killed in plane crash head home

A funeral employee walks past coffins containing the remains of the victims of the Colombian air tragedy are lined up in the parking garage of the San Vicente funeral home in Medellin, Colombia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Because of the large number of casualties, the funeral home had to place the coffins in its parking garage. Forensic authorities say they have managed to identify a majority of the victims of Monday's crash and hope to finish their work on Thursday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

This Brazilian hometown of the soccer team whose dream season ended in tragedy this week prepared Friday for the sad return of so many whose lives were cut short on an Andes mountainside, hanging origami figures of peace in the team's green and white colors from the fence of the local soccer stadium.

Aleppo, Syria, has become 'one giant graveyard'

In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows heavily damaged buildings after airstrikes hit in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

In Aleppo, there are too many dead to count.


Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation

Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole.


Malaysia defends rally against 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

Malaysia's government on Saturday defended plans for a protest rally to condemn what it called "ethnic cleansing" of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, saying it has an obligation to ensure that its neighbor takes steps to prevent the crisis from deteriorating.


AFA hired firm to fly Argentine team without knowing plane

Argentina's Football Association hired a company that charters flights to transport superstar Lionel Messi and the rest of the national team for a World Cup qualifying game without knowing the name of the airline or the model of the plane, an official said Friday.


S. Koreans to march for 6th weekend calling for Park ouster

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans are expected to march in capital Seoul for the sixth straight Saturday calling for the removal of scandal-plagued President Park Geun-hye, who faces an impeachment vote in parliament next week.


21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead

China's state-run Xinhua News Agency says 21 miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion have been confirmed dead. One is missing.


Gambia's president concedes defeat after election loss

Gambia's president of 22 years acknowledged his election defeat on state television Friday night, vowing to step down hours after news of the results prompted thousands to celebrate in the streets in an unprecedented display of disdain for his rule.


Apparent tax arrangements of top soccer players released

A group of European media outlets on Friday published what it claims are details of tax arrangements made by several top soccer players and coaches, including Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.


Maisie Williams: Stop going to dolphin shows

"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams wants everyone to stop buying tickets to marine shows. She says it's the best way to stop the capture and killings of dolphins in Japan.


Colombia repatriates dead as airline's licensing questioned

Victims of this week's tragic air crash in the Andes were flown home Friday as Bolivia's president called for "drastic measures" against aviation officials who signed off on a flight plan that experts and even one of the charter airline's executives said should never have been attempted because of a possible fuel shortage.


Tiger avoids mistakes and posts 65 in 2nd round back

Tiger Woods saved par from the dunes with a shot so good that two spectators ran over and scooped up sand for a souvenir.


Obama blocks proposed takeover of Germany's Aixtron

Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor's proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a rare move that drew objections from Beijing and complaints that the U.S. was injecting politics into the deal.


Libya's Tripoli sees worst militias clashes in 2 years

Clashes continued for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, vying for power and control over the city, with one dislodging another in at least two posts, a five-star hotel and a barracks, in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence the city has seen in two years.


Peru's ex-soccer boss pleads not guilty in FIFA bribe scheme

Peru's former soccer boss has pleaded not guilty to U.S. charges accusing him in a multibillion-dollar FIFA bribery scandal involving marketing and broadcasting rights.


Family of Colombia crash survivor 'Neto' has mixed emotions

For the family of Brazilian soccer player Neto, as one of only six survivors of a plane crash in Colombia is known, there is joy and pain.


Trump's breezy calls to world leaders leave diplomats aghast

The White House weighed in with an offer of professional help.


Russian cargo ship runs aground in high winds near Istanbul

Turkish media reports say a Russian cargo ship has run aground off Istanbul and rescuers were trying to evacuate its 11 crew members.


6 people secured after failed armed robbery in Paris

Paris officials say six people have been found safe inside a travel agency after a failed armed robbery in the southern district of the French capital.