Carley Petesch and Babacar Dione, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 9:21am
The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania arrived Friday in Gambia's capital in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get defeated President Yahya Jammeh to cede power, while a regional military force awaited orders to force out the longtime leader.
Nasser Karimi, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 9:14am
Rescue teams in the Iranian capital worked through the night and into the day Friday to try and reach firefighters and other victims believed to be under the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed in Tehran the previous day.
Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 9:11am
Brazilian authorities on Friday were investigating a plane crash that killed the Supreme Court justice in charge of a major corruption case just weeks before he was scheduled to issue a ruling that could have revealed accusations against politicians in several Latin American countries.
Paolo Santalucia and Gregorio Borgia, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 9:07am
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.
Hilary Uguru, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 9:00am
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.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman has criticized a prominent member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party for suggesting that the country's decades-long tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past should end.
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 8:51am
Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said Friday.