This is AP News Minute.
A Berlin Christmas market reopened on Thursday after a man rammed a truck into the packed stalls on Monday, killing 12 people and injuring scores of others. Meanwhile, the search for the suspect in the attack is still underway.
The Syrian military announced Aleppo has returned to government control, ending a four-year rebel hold over parts of the city. It represents a momentous victory for President Bashar al-Assad and a crushing defeat for Syria's opposition.
President-elect Donald Trump has named former Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer as his press secretary. He also elevated close campaign adviser Kellyanne Conway to a senior West Wing position as his White House counsellor.
Police in Thailand rescued two baby orangutans on Wednesday and arrested a wildlife trafficker who tried to sell them online for 20,000 dollars. An undercover officer posed as a buyer and found the two baby orangutan just a few months old inside a plastic box.
Noreen Nasir, the Associated Press with AP News Minute.