Thousands take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake
MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh took refuge for the night in mosques and temporary shelters after a strong earthquake Wednesday killed nearly 100 people and destroyed dozens of buildings.
Report says Dole facilitated Trump call with Taiwan's leader
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week's telephone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's president was the result of six months of behind-the-scenes work by former Sen. Bob Dole acting on behalf of the Taiwanese government, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
As Syrian troops gain ground, Aleppo rebels propose truce
BEIRUT (AP) — Staring a punishing and brutal defeat in the face, several Syrian rebel factions on Wednesday proposed a five-day cease-fire in the eastern part of the city of Aleppo so the wounded, sick and other civilians can be evacuated.