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Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says death toll from pipeline explosion in central Mexico rises to 66

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:41am

Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says death toll from pipeline explosion in central Mexico rises to 66.

French military says airstrikes kill 15 extremists in Mali

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 5:54am

The French military says it has carried out airstrikes in central Mali that killed some 15 members of an unnamed extremist group that had been preparing an attack.

Madagascar's new leader vows to combat widespread corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 5:21am

Madagascar's new president has been sworn in and vows to establish independent bodies to combat the Indian Ocean island nation's widespread corruption.

Official: Police kill 4 insurgents in shootout in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 5:09am

Counter-terrorism officers killed four insurgents, including two women, in a shootout on a highway in eastern Punjab province on Saturday, officials said.

Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:52am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany's center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years.

US says Congo's 20 days without internet '20 days too many'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:40am

The United States ambassador to Congo says 20 days without internet in the country are "20 days too many" and that access cut off just after the disputed presidential election "needs to be restored now."

Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks people's support at victory rally

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:31am

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who won a third straight term with an overwhelming majority in last month's election, sought the people's support at a victory rally Saturday amid international calls for an investigation into alleged irregularities during the polls.

Egypt says kidnapped Christian man is police forensic expert

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:10am

Egyptian security officials say a Christian man who has been kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula is a police forensic expert.

Ethiopia readies 'massive offensive' on al-Shabab in Somalia

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 3:32am

The Ethiopian National Defense Force on Saturday confirmed an ambush by al-Shabab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighboring Somalia and said Ethiopian forces are preparing a "massive offensive" in response.

Archbishop calls for unity at slain Polish mayor's burial

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 2:31am

The Catholic archbishop of the Polish city of Gdansk urged an end to political and social divisions in Poland Saturday, as thousands across the country attended the funeral Mass for Pawel Adamowicz, the northern city's slain mayor.

Sen Graham: Syria withdrawal without plan can lead to chaos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 2:15am

A U.S. withdrawal from Syria that has not been thought through would lead to "chaos" and "an Iraq on steroids," Sen. Lindsey Graham warned Saturday, urging President Donald Trump not to get out without a plan.

Thousands of yellow vests protest despite Macron outreach

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

Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied in several French cities for a tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.

Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

Niniek Karmini and Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:09am

An Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being released early from a 15-year prison sentence after the country's president relented on a condition that he renounce radical beliefs, lawyers confirmed Saturday.

Man charged with murder in death of Israeli in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:25pm

A 20-year-old man appeared in an Australian court on Saturday charged with murder and rape in the death of an Israeli student in the city of Melbourne in a savage attack that shocked Australia.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:41pm

The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that's shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a "major announcement" about the closure and the U.S.-Mexico border and Democrats are pledging more money for border security. It's unclear whether the developments might represent serious steps toward resolving the partisan fight or instead may simply be political posturing as the partial shutdown reaches a record 29th day.

Colombia blames ELN for bomb, presses Cuba to arrest leaders

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:04pm

Colombia called on Cuba to arrest 10 National Liberation Army commanders currently in Havana for stalled peace talks after a car bombing blamed on the leftist rebels killed 21 people and injured dozens at a police academy in Bogota.

Peru medical board says Fujimori fit to return to jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:27pm

A medical board has determined that former Peruvian strongman Alberto Fujimori is healthy enough to return to jail and finish a long sentence for his role in the killing of 25 people.

The Latest: 20 killed in huge fire at Mexican fuel pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:43pm

The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local):

Governor: 20 people killed in huge fire at pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:40pm

Governor: 20 people killed in huge fire at pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico.