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Rescuers searching for victims of Iran building collapse

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:13am

Rescue teams worked through the night to try and reach trapped victims and firefighters after a commercial building collapsed in Iran's capital and killed at least 30 firefighters.

Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:51am

Russian officials and lawmakers are lauding Donald Trump's inauguration as a start of what they hope will be a period of better ties with the United States.

Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under Trump

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:42am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.

Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out

Babacar Dione, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:21am

 Gambia's defeated President Yahya Jammeh must cede power by noon Friday or he will be dislodged by a regional force that has already moved into the country, West African officials said.

3 killed, 15 hurt after car strikes pedestrians in Melbourne

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:11am

A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing at least three people including a child, and injuring 15 others, police said. Officials said the incident had no links to terrorism.

Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as political

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:11am

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend.

Farmers battered by Thailand floods find a golden upside

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:10am

Nature regularly taunts the farmers of Thailand by flooding their fields, but this time she's tossed some of them a potential safety net: the chance to pan for gold.

Defeated Gambian leader ordered to cede power by midday Friday or be forced out by regional troops already in country

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:00am

Defeated Gambian leader ordered to cede power by midday Friday or be forced out by regional troops already in country.

Philippine protesters ask Duterte to stay away from Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:52pm

Left-wing and Muslim activists urged Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a noisy protest to keep his promise of charting a foreign policy independent of America by staying away from Donald Trump who after he is sworn in as president on Friday.

Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotel

Colleen Barry, Nicole Winfield and Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:33pm

Rescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche flattened the hotel, trapping more than 30 people inside. Two bodies were recovered, but the search for survivors was hampered by heavy snowfall and fears the buildings would collapse.

Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York to face charges

Tom Hays, Peter Orsi and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:25pm

Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges and arrived in New York late Thursday.

Brazil judge dies in crash ahead of corruption probe ruling

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:21pm

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki's died in a small-plane crash just weeks before he was to rule on a major corruption case that could implicate high-ranking politicians in several Latin American countries.

Japan's leader Abe says he wants to meet new US President Donald Trump as soon as possible to deepen U.S.-Japan alliance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:11pm

Japan's leader Abe says he wants to meet new US President Donald Trump as soon as possible to deepen U.S.-Japan alliance.

3 killed, 20 hurt after car strikes pedestrians in Melbourne

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:51pm

A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, police said. Officials said the incident had no links to terrorism.

UN alarm that most of al-Shabab's force in Somalia are kids

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:21pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is alarmed at reports that children may constitute a large part of the force recruited and used by al-Shabab Islamic extremists in Somalia.

Man taken by crocodile while wading across Australian river

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:01pm

A 47-year-old man has been killed by crocodile while trying to cross a flooded river in northern Australian wilderness, police said Friday.

Captures, extraditions of Mexico drug chiefs in recent years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:01pm

Top Mexican drug cartel bosses captured, killed or extradited in recent years:

Haiti president-elect dismisses money laundering allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:30pm

Haiti's president-elect says money laundering accusations that have swirled around him for months are a smear campaign by political enemies.

A look at notable dates in Mexico's decade-old drug war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:30pm

A look at key events in Mexico's war on drugs following the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.