Kenya tanker explosion kills 39 2016-12-11T11:29:31.000000Z A fiery truck crash in Kenya on Saturday killed at least 39 people and injured many others, according to officials. Local media: Blast near Cairo cathedral kills at least 25 2016-12-11T10:42:01.000000Z An explosion near a Coptic church in the Egyptian capital left at least 25 people dead and 31 others injured, local media reported. Istanbul explosions: 38 killed, 155 wounded in twin blasts 2016-12-11T09:22:26.000000Z Thirty-eight people were killed and 155 wounded in Saturday's twin bombings in Istanbul, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said Sunday. Syria war: Russian airstrikes drive ISIS from ancient city Palmyra 2016-12-11T09:10:07.000000Z Russian airstrikes drove ISIS fighters from Syria's Palmyra overnight, just hours after the militant group tried to regain control of the ancient city, a monitor said Sunday. Timeline: Turkey's bloody year 2016-12-11T09:01:20.000000Z The twin bombings in Istanbul are the latest in a wave of deadly bombings that struck in different parts of the country. Somalia: Car bomb leaves at least 20 dead 2016-12-11T08:32:52.000000Z At least 20 people have died, while 15 have sustained injuries, after a car bomb exploded in Somalia on Sunday morning. Nigeria church collapse kills 50 worshipers 2016-12-11T08:15:43.000000Z As many as 50 people were killed after a church in Uyo, Nigeria, collapsed on worshippers Saturday, officials said. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes unannounced visit to Iraq 2016-12-11T06:53:07.000000Z Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Sunday, where he will get an update on the push to seize the city of Mosul from ISIS, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement. CNN projection: GOP candidate wins Louisiana US Senate runoff 2016-12-11T05:27:35.000000Z CNN projects Republican John Kennedy has won Saturday's US Senate runoff election in Louisiana, defeating Democrat Foster Campbell. Venezuelan president called a 'Grinch' after government toy seizure 2016-12-11T04:08:13.000000Z Venezuela confiscates millions of toys from a distributor, accusing the company of planned price gouging. Critics say it makes President Nicolas Maduro a Grinch.