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High-rise tower on fire in Iranian capital collapses

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:03am

A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. Iran's state-run Press TV said people were believed to be trapped inside the rubble.

30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:00am

An avalanche buried a mountain hotel in an earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday.

The Latest: Italian authorities: 30 missing in avalanche

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Report: 2 men imprisoned over UAE beach bar attack plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:00am

A state-owned newspaper in the United Arab Emirates is reporting that an Emirati and a Palestinian man have been sentenced to prison for planning an attack on a beach bar.

From IS to government control, Syrians left with few choices

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:51pm

Carrying her four-year-old son, Elham Saleh walked all night behind a smuggler, navigating land mines through Islamic State group- and rebel-held territory in northern Syria.

Leader of Australia's most populous state quits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:30pm

The leader of Australia's most populous state resigned Thursday after his popularity plummeted over a series of decisions during 2016.

Leader of Australia's most populous state quits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:31pm

The leader of Australia's most populous state resigned Thursday after his popularity plummeted over a series of decisions during 2016.

Unending vigil for S. Koreans camped near sex-slave statue

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:30pm

Every night they sleep above cold concrete, curled up in sleeping bags on rubber mattresses in a tent made of plastic sheets held together with tape. Their heads are inches away from cars zooming by — and from a bronze statue of a young girl that sits across from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.

Drug deaths reach record high in British Columbia last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:12pm

Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia reached a new peak of 914 illicit drug overdose deaths last year with the arrival of the deadly opioid fentanyl.

Mexico youth shoots teacher, classmates, then kills himself

Porfirio Ibarra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:31pm

A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in this northern Mexico city Wednesday, hitting a teacher and two other students in the head before killing himself. Another student suffered lesser injuries in the shooting, which was captured on a video posted to social media.

No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia

Babacar Dione and Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:31pm

After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power.

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange retreats from extradition pledge

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:00pm

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange retreated from his pledge to accept extradition to the U.S. if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency, arguing Wednesday via his lawyers that what he was really asking for was an immediate pardon for the ex-Army analyst.

Key players in Iran nuke deal aim message at Trump: It works

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:31pm

The United Nations, the European Union and key players in the Iran nuclear agreement delivered a united message Wednesday aimed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump: The deal is working and must be maintained to keep Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.