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Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:50am

In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether.

In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns home

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:50am

The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held northeastern neighborhood of Aleppo is deserted — except for the second-floor apartment where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family are staying.

China investigates former local party boss for bribery

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:11am

China's top prosecutor's office said Sunday it is conducting a bribery investigation into a high-ranking official who was the mayor of a port city at the time of a warehouse explosion that killed 173 people.

12 people likely dead after central China landslide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:22pm

Authorities in China say 12 people are likely dead inside a hotel overrun by a landslide.

China investigates former local Communist boss for bribery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:21pm

Chinese authorities say they are investigating the former Communist Party chief and mayor of the port city of Tianjin for bribery.

Officials say at least 23 killed, 50 injured after train derails in southern India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:41pm

Officials say at least 23 killed, 50 injured after train derails in southern India.

Diver mauled by shark north of Australia to undergo surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:14pm

A diver who was mauled by a 4-meter (13-foot) bull shark near the Great Barrier Reef was flown in stable condition to an Australian hospital for microsurgery to an arm, a paramedic said Sunday.

Mexico's Pena Nieto, Trump speak by phone, to meet Jan. 31

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 5:31pm

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone Saturday and are scheduled to meet later this month, officials announced.

From London to LA, women's marches pack cities big and small

Sara Burnett and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 5:21pm

Chicago. Oklahoma City. London. Los Angeles.

Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

Carley Petesch and Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 5:11pm

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power.

Police enter Brazil prison after gang clash; control tenuous

Renata Brito and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 4:43pm

Military police entered a prison in northeastern Brazil on Saturday, establishing tenuous control after a week of chaos and fighting between rival gangs that left 26 inmates dead.

Budapest mourns as 16 die in fiery bus crash on Italian road

Nicole Winfield, Pablo Gorondi and Charlene Pele, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 2:31pm

The Hungarian students had just finished a week of skiing in France when their bus swerved right, then left, then hit a highway barrier and burst into flames. Sixteen people were killed and over two dozen injured in a tragedy that sparked a national day of mourning in Hungary.

2 terrorist suspects blow themselves up in Saudi police raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 1:11pm

Saudi authorities say two men suspected of plotting terrorist attacks killed themselves using explosive belts during a police raid in the west of the kingdom.

Aleppo displaced finally getting official paperwork

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 1:11pm

Fatima Museitif got married three years ago and soon gave birth to two boys. Her husband died last year but since she was living in a rebel-held eastern neighborhood of Aleppo, she couldn't obtain a marriage certificate, a death certificate for her husband or birth certificates for her children.

Iraqi forces eye tougher fight in Mosul's west

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 1:00pm

A crowd of Iraqi officers looked out at the Tigris River Friday from a balcony of Mosul's Nineveh International hotel. Just over three months ago, the men were some 45 kilometers (28 miles) away in a cluster of desert villages on the edge of Nineveh plain.

Kosovo Albanians call for ex-premier's release in France

Visar Kryeziu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 12:31pm

Thousands of people protested Saturday in the Kosovo capital of Pristina to urge France to release their former prime minister who was detained there on a Serbian arrest warrant.

European nationalists flaunt strength, buoyed by Trump win

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 12:10pm

European nationalist leaders came together Saturday in a show of strength at the start of a year of big election tests, celebrating Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president and declaring themselves a realistic alternative to the continent's governments.

Nigeria group: 20 die, many missing after pro-Trump rally

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 12:01pm

A Nigerian separatist group says the death toll has risen to 20 after a demonstration in support of U.S. President Donald Trump turned into clashes with police.

AP INTERVIEW: New Gambia leader to set up truth commission

Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 11:51am

Gambia's new president Adama Barrow said Saturday that he will launch a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the alleged human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year regime.