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Philippine police chief apologizes to South Korea in killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:31am

The Philippine national police chief apologized to South Korea on Thursday over the death of a Korean man who was arrested illegally and then slain by members of an anti-drug task force at the main police camp in Manila.

Albanian teacher arrested for pro-IS propaganda

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:31am

Albanian police say they have arrested a female teacher for making statements supportive of the Islamic State extremist group.

Former war correspondent on trial in Indonesia for hashish

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:20am

A former Reuters war correspondent on trial in Indonesia on charges of possessing hashish faces up to four years in prison, a prosecutor said Thursday.

New Bulgarian president takes oath of office

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:13am

Bulgaria's new president, Rumen Radev, took his oath of office Thursday, preparing the way for him to formally take over the post from Rosen Plevneliev on Sunday.

Collapse of burning Tehran high-rise kills 30 firefighters

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:12am

A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported.

30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel

Colleen Barry and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:11am

Rescue workers were met with an eerie silence Thursday when they reached a four-star spa hotel struck by an avalanche in a mountainous earthquake-stricken region of central Italy. At least 30 people were missing, including at least two children, authorities said.

Jordan boosts border forces amid IS threat from Iraq, Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:10am

A senior Jordanian military commander says the kingdom faces a growing threat to its border as Islamic State extremists in neighboring Iraq and Syria are being dislodged from their strongholds by military offensives.

Gambia president-elect plans inauguration in Senegal

Babacar Dione and Robbie Corey-Boulet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:40am

Gambia's president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while there was no word from longtime leader Yahya Jammeh on the day that his mandate expired.

Syrian activists say IS has killed 12 captives in Palmyra

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:40am

Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has killed 12 people it held captive in the ancient city of Palmyra by shooting and beheading them.

At least 24 children killed when bus, truck collide in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:20am

A truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus early Thursday, killing at least 24 young children in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.

China notes progress in ties under US President Obama

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:20am

Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made in its relationship with the U.S. under President Barack Obama and the two countries should move forward as partners rather than competitors.

Youth wing of Burundi's ruling party accused of killings

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:10am

Members of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have beaten, tortured and killed scores of people across the country in recent months, according to Human Rights Watch.

Gambia's president-elect says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:00am

Gambia's president-elect says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal. .

Iran's state-run Press TV says 30 firefighters have been killed when high-rise on fire collapsed in Tehran

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:30am

Iran's state-run Press TV says 30 firefighters have been killed when high-rise on fire collapsed in Tehran.

Italy civil protection agency says 30 people missing in avalanche that buried mountain hotel in central Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:21am

Italy civil protection agency says 30 people missing in avalanche that buried mountain hotel in central Italy.

Iranian state television says high-rise building on fire in Tehran has collapsed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:10am

Iranian state television says high-rise building on fire in Tehran has collapsed.

Avalanche buries hotel in central Italy, official says; reports of fatalities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:10am

Avalanche buries hotel in central Italy, official says; reports of fatalities.

Watchdog urges Pakistan to free 2 convicted journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:40am

The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Pakistan to free two local journalists who were convicted on defamation charges.

Philippines, communist rebels resume peace talks in Rome

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:20am

Philippine negotiators and communist guerrillas are set to resume peace talks in Rome on Thursday, with the Maoist insurgents warning that alleged government violations of an accord on human rights may prompt them to end a monthslong ceasefire.