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41 get hospital care after nightclub fire in Bucharest

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 4:10am

Fire engulfed a popular nightclub in the Romanian capital early Saturday, sending 41 people to hospitals for treatment including one who was seriously injured. No deaths were reported.

Kremlin hopes for rapport with US, but differences will stay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 4:10am

The Kremlin is voicing hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump's administration, but warning that differences will remain.

Scuba diver mauled by shark, takes boat to Australian island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 3:50am

A scuba diver mauled by a shark in the Torres Strait on Saturday was transported four hours by boat to an island off the Australian coast for medical treatment, an official said.

Gambian activists urge justice as longtime leader steps down

Carley Petesch and Abdoulie John, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 3:40am

As Gambia's defeated authoritarian ruler prepares to leave the country, human rights activists demand that he be held accountable for alleged abuses.

4 more survivors pulled out of Italy's avalanche-hit hotel

Colleen Barry, Paolo Santalucia and Gregorio Borgia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 3:30am

Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more as family members awaited word if their relatives were among the lucky ones to get out.

Who is departing Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh?

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 3:10am

Who is defeated Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh, and how did he spark a political crisis?

16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 3:00am

A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine people reportedly survived, though some were seriously injured.

Bomb blast kill 20, wounds at least 50 in northwest Pakistan

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 2:10am

A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region that borders Afghanistan, killing 20 people and wounding at least 50, officials said.

Humanitarian groups appeal for $550 million to aid poorest

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

Humanitarian groups say they need $550 million in 2017 to aid the most vulnerable in Afghanistan warning anything less could mean death to many.

Rescue teams pull 2 bodies from Iran building rubble

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 12:30am

Rescuers found the bodies of two firefighters in the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed in Tehran after a blaze, leaving up to 30 dead, Iran's state TV reported Saturday.

Italian police say 16 dead in bus crash of Hungarian students returning from school trip to France

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 12:11am

Italian police say 16 dead in bus crash of Hungarian students returning from school trip to France.

2 killed, 10 missing in central China landslide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 12:11am

At least two people were killed and 10 others are missing after a hotel in central China was buried in a landslide, the local government reported Saturday.

British foreign secretary 'positive and optimistic' on Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:21pm

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he's "positive and optimistic" that the policies of newly inaugurated President Donald Trump would work in Britain's favor.

Pakistani officials say death toll from bomb blast in tribal region near Afghan border is now 18

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:50pm

Pakistani officials say death toll from bomb blast in tribal region near Afghan border is now 18.

Turkish assembly passes polemic bill to boost Erdogan powers

Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:23pm

Turkey's parliament on Saturday approved a contentious constitutional reform package, paving the way for a referendum on a presidential system that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office.

Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power, leave

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:31pm

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh announced early Saturday he has decided to relinquish power, after hours of last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat by a regional military force to make him leave.

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh announces he has decided to relinquish power

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:41pm

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh announces he has decided to relinquish power.

'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

Paolo Santalucia, Gregorio Borgia and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:53pm

After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies.

IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:11pm

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.