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Australian family of 4 OK after night on Japanese mountain

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:11pm

A family of four believed to be from Australia has been rescued after becoming lost on a ski resort in central Japan, where they survived the night reportedly inside a hole they dug in the snow.

After nearly three years, the fruitless search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has ended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:11pm

After nearly three years, the fruitless search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has ended.

After 3 years, MH370 search ends with no plane, few answers

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:11pm

After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane.

Reports: police question Istanbul nightclub attacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:00pm

Turkish media reports say police in Istanbul have begun questioning a suspected Islamic State militant accused of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub.

Brazil struggles to curb prison violence that has killed 125

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:21pm

Brazilian authorities are scrambling to stop a wave of prison violence that has killed at least 125 inmates in two weeks, many with their heads cut off or their hearts and intestines ripped out.

Silk, steam and slogans: Inside a North Korean factory

Wong Maye-E, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:11pm

As the morning light poured through large windows, women wearing olive-colored overalls, pink aprons and headscarves stood at stations where silkworms were being boiled. Some used their bare hands to pull silk thread from the boilers and winced as the steam rose toward their faces. But the heat didn't seem to slow them down.

Spanish ritual of horses and fire survives time and critics

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:01pm

Once every winter, thick smoke begins to swallow up the houses in this village in the barren lands of Avila, northwest of Madrid. It means the town's bonfire festival honoring St. Anthony the Abbot has begun.

US, Cuban Interior Ministry sign law-enforcement deal

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 5:30pm

The Obama administration and Cuba's Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement cooperation with President Raul Castro's government.

UN chief: Consider sanctions on those thwarting Mali peace

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 5:20pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the U.N. Security Council to consider imposing sanctions on key players in Mali who are obstructing implementation of a 2015 peace agreement if there are no immediate results on the ground.

Colombia arrests ex-presidential candidate's bodyguard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 5:01pm

Authorities on Monday arrested the former bodyguard of a Colombian presidential candidate shot to death on a crowded airliner more than two decades ago, charging the policemen with being part of the assassination plot.

Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 captured

Ayse Wieting and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 4:13pm

A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday.

6 dismembered bodies found in southern Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:11pm

Authorities in southern Mexico have found the severed heads of six men in a plastic bag on the roof of a sport utility vehicle, and six headless bodies inside.

Turkish media reports say Istanbul nightclub attacker caught in police operation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 2:40pm

Turkish media reports say Istanbul nightclub attacker caught in police operation.

UN report says numerous abuses have occurred in South Sudan

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:20pm

South Sudanese government and opposition soldiers "blatantly ignored" international law during clashes in July that killed hundreds of people, according to a United Nations human rights investigation.

IS claims responsibility for killing of Jordan army officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:10pm

The extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Monday for a shooting attack it said killed a Jordanian soldier earlier this month.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:51am

The Israeli military says border police shot and killed the "main instigator" of clashes on Monday in which hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at security forces in the West Bank.

Greece: 2nd man dies on freezing migrant route near Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:30am

Police in a region of Greece that borders Turkey say another person has died of hypothermia on a route used by migrant smugglers despite freezing temperatures.

Blast targeting police in southeast Turkey kills 4 officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:30am

A roadside bomb in a pre-dominantly Kurdish city in southeast Turkey on Monday killed four policemen and wounded two others, according to the state-run news agency.

Pakistani woman gets death sentence for daughter's murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:21am

A prosecutor says a court has sentenced a woman to death for burning her daughter alive for marrying a man of her choice in eastern Pakistan.