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

Tom Hays, Peter Orsi and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:55pm

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.

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.

Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotel

Colleen Barry, Nicole Winfield and Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:15pm

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.

Mexico's government says it has extradited drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:51pm

Mexico's government says it has extradited drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the US.

Regional troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go

Krista Larson and Babacar Dione, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:42pm

A West African regional force charged into neighboring Gambia late Thursday to support the country's newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of stepping down.

French military: Death toll in Mali base attack rises to 77

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:22pm

The death toll in a suicide attack on a Mali army camp in the African country's north has risen to 77, a French military spokesman said Thursday.

UN adopts resolution backing Gambia's new President Barrow

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:32pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday expressing "full support" to Gambia's new President Adama Barrow and calling on ex-leader Yahya Jammeh to step down, condemning "in the strongest terms possible" his attempts to usurp power.

Teen had told classmates he would bring gun to Mexico school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:20pm

A 15-year-old in Mexico who shot a teacher and two fellow students in the head before killing himself had told some classmates he was going to bring a gun to school the next day, an official said Thursday.

Son of Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki says a plane has crashed with his father aboard, condition unknown

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:00pm

Son of Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki says a plane has crashed with his father aboard, condition unknown.

Photomontages from Holocaust memorial selfies go viral

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:51pm

A series of photomontages showing people striking poses, taking selfies and even juggling at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin before the background changes to show them posing amid piles of murdered victims of the Holocaust went viral on the internet Thursday.

Turkish lawmaker chains self to rostrum, sparks new brawl

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:31pm

A Turkish legislator handcuffed herself to parliament's rostrum on Thursday to protest against a reform package that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office executive powers. The move sparked fighting between female legislators that reportedly resulted in two of them being hospitalized.

Polish police release protesters' photos, seeking identities

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:23pm

Poland's interior minister defended the decision to post photos of some anti-government protesters to illustrate the country's "zero tolerance for breaches of the law," but opposition lawmakers Thursday called it an act of "political revenge" intended to intimidate government critics.

With little room to maneuver, Syria's rebels head for talks

Sarah El Deeb and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:10pm

Syrian rebels are sending more than a dozen representatives next week to the capital of Kazakhstan for talks with government representatives, the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year.

Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise

Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:01pm

A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets.