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Joy erupts as Italian rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

Paolo Santalucia and Gregorio Borgia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:51am

With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people at the resort. Two children were among those rescued.

Mexican police find dismembered body of toddler

Jose Antonio Rivera, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:51am

Police in southern Mexico have found the dismembered bodies of a 2-year-old toddler and a woman in plastic bags.

Turkish army: IS attack kills 5 Turkish soldiers in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:41am

The Islamic State group on Friday killed five Turkish soldiers and wounded nine others in a car bomb attack in a northern Syrian town, Turkey's military said.

Syria lets Russia expand its Mediterranean naval facility

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:32am

Syria has allowed Russia to significantly expand its naval facility in the Mediterranean port of Tartus and keep using it for decades to come, according to an agreement released on Friday.

Standoff at Brazil prison where 26 killed over weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:31am

Inmates armed with knives and cell phones are holding their ground at a prison in northeast Brazil where 26 were killed.

Who is defeated Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh?

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:30am

Who is defeated Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh, and why does he refuse to step down?

Group: 11 killed at Nigeria pro-Trump rally; police deny it

Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:21am

Eleven people were killed when Nigerian security forces cracked down on a demonstration supporting the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, a separatist group said Friday, though police denied there were any deaths.

Car bomb in Afghanistan kills 2, including police commander

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:11am

An Afghan government official says two people, including a police commander, have been killed in an explosion in the country's north after a sticky bomb was attached to the commander's car.

Macedonia warns Serbia to keep out of the name game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:51am

Macedonia's name, a source of friction with neighboring Greece, is now souring relations with Serbia.

Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as political

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:40am

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend.

Brazil judge dies in crash ahead of corruption probe ruling

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:30am

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki has died in a small-plane crash just weeks before he was to rule in a major corruption case that could implicate high-ranking politicians in several Latin American countries.

Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out

Carley Petesch and Babacar Dione, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:21am

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.

The Latest: Signs of more survivors in Italy avalanche hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:20am

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

Italian firefighter: Rescue crews have indications of other survivors under rubble of avalanche-struck hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:10am

Italian firefighter: Rescue crews have indications of other survivors under rubble of avalanche-struck hotel.

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.

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.

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.