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Senegal army spokesman says troops have entered Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to step down

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

Senegal army spokesman says troops have entered Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to step down.

Kosovo asks EU, US and others to denounce Serbia provocation

Florent Bajrami, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:52am

Kosovo's foreign minister has written to his counterparts in the European Union, U.S. and other countries denouncing "numerous acts of provocation and aggression" from Serbia, an official said Thursday.

New Gambia president inaugurated in Senegal; Jammeh defiant

Krista Larson and Babacar Dione, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:51am

A new Gambian president was sworn into office in neighboring Senegal on Thursday while Gambia's defeated longtime ruler refused to step down from power, deepening a political crisis in the tiny West African country.

Mexican president, residents mourn school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:42am

A 15-year-old student who killed himself and shot a teacher and two other students in the head had told some classmates he was going to bring a gun to school the next day.

Suspected WWII bomb found in River Thames in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:41am

Two of London's busiest bridges were closed Thursday and roads cordoned off after a suspected World War II bomb was found in the River Thames.

UN adopts resolution backing Gambia's new President Barrow

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:41am

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

Images show Nigeria bombed refugee camp multiple times

Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:30am

Satellite imagery supports witness accounts that Nigeria's military bombed a refugee camp with "multiple air-dropped munitions," even though tents should have been easily visible, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Albanian teacher arrested for pro-IS propaganda

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:30am

Albanian police said Thursday they had arrested a theology teacher for making statements supportive of the Islamic State extremist group.

UN approves resolution backing Gambia's new President Adama Barrow and urges ex-leader Yahya Jammeh to leave peacefully

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:20am

UN approves resolution backing Gambia's new President Adama Barrow and urges ex-leader Yahya Jammeh to leave peacefully.

Turkish lawmaker chains self to rostrum, sparks new brawl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:12am

A Turkish legislator handcuffed herself to parliament's rostrum on Thursday to protest a reform package that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office executive powers. The move sparked fighting between women legislators, who were seen slapping each other.

Experts close Cyprus talks to narrow differences day early

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:11am

A United Nations envoy says diplomats meeting at a Swiss resort to figure out if differences are bridgeable in a deal to reunify ethnically split Cyprus have wrapped up their work a day early.

Witnesses say many fire victims had gone back in for belongings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:01am

Witnesses say some of the victims of today's high-rise fire and collapse in Iran's capital had escaped the fire, but went back inside for valuable belongings.

Polish police release protesters' photos, seeking identities

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:55am

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.

Three bodies found at avalanche site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:41am

Three bodies have been found at the scene of an avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy following an earthquake.

A tale of 2 inaugurations: Trump vs. Gambia's chaos

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:34am

One inauguration has been planned for months, with a global spotlight and a Washington setting. The other was announced just hours ahead of time and took place outside the country after weeks of chaos.

Who is Gambia's new leader? A look at Adama Barrow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:31am

Adama Barrow is a former businessman and real estate mogul who emerged as the unlikely head of a coalition of several Gambian opposition parties. He was sworn in Thursday in Gambia's embassy in neighboring Senegal after a dramatic political crisis — and just days after a personal tragedy.

Invitations in hand, West Bank settlers head to inauguration

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:30am

For nearly 50 years, Israel's settler movement has been criticized, condemned and ostracized by the international community. But on Friday, they say they will be greeted with open arms as invited guests to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Jordan boosts border forces amid IS threat from Iraq, Syria

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:22am

Jordan is deploying more forces to face a growing threat to its borders, as Islamic State extremists in neighboring Iraq and Syria are being dislodged from some strongholds, the commander of the kingdom's border guards said Thursday.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:12am

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.