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Royal Navy removes WWII bomb from River Thames in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:32am

Britain's Royal Navy on Friday removed and detonated a still-dangerous World War II bomb whose discovery in the River Thames shut down a chunk of central London.

Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out

Carley Petesch and Babacar Dione, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:32am

The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania arrived in Gambia's capital Friday in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get defeated President Yahya Jammeh to cede power, while a regional military force was awaiting orders to act.

Nice prosecutor: no security lapse in Nice attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:10am

Nice public prosecutor has dismissed allegations that French authorities and the city of Nice failed to implement proper security measures in July when a man drove a truck into the crowds, killing 86 people.

With little room to maneuver, Syria's rebels head for talks

Sarah El Deeb and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:10am

Syrian rebels are sending more than a dozen representatives next week to the capital of Kazakhstan for talks with government representatives, the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year.

The Latest: Reports: Italy avalanche survivor total now 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:33am

The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):

8 people found alive in rubble of avalanche-struck hotel, including 2 children, ANSA reports, citing carabinieri

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:31am

8 people found alive in rubble of avalanche-struck hotel, including 2 children, ANSA reports, citing carabinieri.

Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:20am

Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the United States, while revelers in Moscow and elsewhere gathered for celebrations as bar and club owners sought to cash in on public excitement.

Danes can also fight militants with Iraqi troops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:20am

Denmark has extended the mandate of an undisclosed number of special Danish troops training Iraqi troops fighting Islamic State group, to also fight militants.

4 killed, 15 hurt after car strikes pedestrians in Melbourne

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:10am

A man with a history of mental health and drug abuse issues drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing at least four people, including a child, and injuring around 15 others, police said.

Syria: IS destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:10am

Islamic State group militants destroyed the landmark ancient Tetrapylon and parts of the 2nd century Roman theater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups said Friday.

Man with knife attacks in Paris rail system, flees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:50am

Police say a man armed with a knife attacked passengers in the Paris rail system seemingly at random, before fleeing into the night.

UNESCO: 30 percent of Aleppo's ancient city destroyed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:50am

UNESCO says about a third of the ancient city of Aleppo has been destroyed during the war in Syria.

Police radio that 5 people believed alive in avalanche hotel, request rescue helicopters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:51am

Police radio that 5 people believed alive in avalanche hotel, request rescue helicopters.

Call for Nigeria military chief to stop intimidating press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:40am

Nigeria's army chief must stop intimidating a news website and drop defamation charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday.

Boko Haram attacks camp bombed by Nigeria's air force

Haruna Umar and Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:40am

Boko Haram extremists attacked a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria just days after Nigeria's air force bombed it, witnesses said Friday, as reports emerged that the death toll from the bombing could be as high as 170.

Spain: 2,000 trapped overnight as snow cuts off highways

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:30am

Authorities say some 2,000 people were trapped overnight in vehicles as heavy snowfall cut off several roads in eastern Spain.

Afghan official says 2 foreign insurgents arrested in raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:20am

An Afghan official says four Taliban have been killed and two insurgents, with suspected ties to the jihadist group the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, arrested in a raid in northern Afghanistan.

Rescuers searching for victims of Iran building collapse

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:30am

Rescue teams worked through the night to try and reach trapped firefighters and other victims after a commercial building collapsed in Iran's capital and killed at least 30 firefighters.

Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under Trump

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:42am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.