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Austrian official: suspect potentially dangerous radical

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:30am

Austrian authorities are treating a recently arrested teenager as a potentially dangerous radical with connections to the Islamic State group, the country's interior minister said Monday.

Syria talks focused on cease-fire get underway in Kazakhstan

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:21am

Syria talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran and seeking to bolster a shaky cease-fire in place since last month opened on Monday in Kazakhstan, marking the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government and rebel factions fighting to overthrow it.

Questions swirl about Italy response to snow-isolated hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:21am

Rescue crews are considering whether to start using heavy equipment to speed up the search for 23 people still buried under the ruins of a central Italy hotel crushed by an avalanche.

Greece to rule on Turkish servicemen later this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:10am

A group of Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece in a military helicopter after last year's failed coup have appeared at Greece's Supreme Court in a closely watched extradition hearing.

Jerusalem mayor says Trump 'serious' about embassy move

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:00am

The mayor of Jerusalem says the Trump administration is "serious" and committed to moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Egyptian army says militants kill 5 soldiers in Sinai

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50am

The Egyptian army says jihadi militants have killed five soldiers in the restive Sinai Peninsula, the latest casualties in a yearslong struggle to control the area's northeast.

Panel's report to support letting Japan's emperor abdicate

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:10am

A government panel studying a possible abdication of Japanese Emperor Akihito is to release a report Monday that supports enacting special legislation that would apply to him but not to future monarchs.

Spiritual leader of Thailand's southern insurgents dies

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:20am

More than a decade ago, Sapae-ing Basor was one of Thailand's most wanted, his face plastered on posters around the south offering 10 million baht, more than $250,000, for his capture.

62 soldiers on trial in Istanbul for alleged part in coup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:10am

Dozens of officers and soldiers have gone on trial in Istanbul for their alleged role in the failed military coup in July.

Russia- and Turkey-backed talks between Syrian rebel factions and government representatives open in Kazakhstan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:00am

Russia- and Turkey-backed talks between Syrian rebel factions and government representatives open in Kazakhstan.

Roof collapses in eastern Afghanistan refugee camp, kills 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 11:40pm

An Afghan official says the roof of a shoddily constructed house in a refugee camp in eastern Afghanistan collapsed as a family was sleeping inside, killing 6 family members, including two women and two children.

Trump staff, properties face terror risk with presidency

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 11:20pm

Businesses around the world bearing U.S. President Donald Trump's name face an increased risk now that he is in the White House, security experts warn, especially as several are in areas previously targeted by violence.

US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption

Hannah Dreier and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:43pm

Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.

Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with US

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:21pm

Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.

MH370 search crews return to port after fruitless hunt ends

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 9:41pm

The ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to port in western Australia on Monday, where officials from the countries that funded the fruitless search gathered to thank them and to defend their decision to end the hunt despite recommendations from investigators that it continue.

Protesters take control of border crossing with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:21pm

Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.

Mexico identifies 56 sets of human remains in mass grave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:43pm

Prosecutors said Sunday that 56 sets of human remains have been identified in a jumble of bone fragments found at a burial pit in Mexico's northern border state of Nuevo Leon.

Cameroon helicopter crashes, killing general and 5 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 4:12pm

Authorities in Cameroon say a helicopter fighting the Boko Haram insurgency has crashed on the border with Nigeria, killing six people including the commander of this central African nation's troops.

Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit US

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 3:40pm

Israel's prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a "common vision" for the region with President Donald Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran.