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19 killed in attack on Mali army base near Mauritania border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 7:12am

Armed men attacked an army camp in Mali near the border with Mauritania, killing 19 soldiers Sunday, the armed forces said.

Tennis Fed Cup event moved from China amid viral illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 5:19am

The International Tennis Federation has moved a regional Fed Cup qualifying event out of China because of concerns over the outbreak of a viral illness that has already caused 56 deaths.

Netanyahu hopes to 'make history' with White House visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 2:05am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he hopes to “make history” during his upcoming trip to the White House for the expected unveiling of President Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan.

Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38

Andrew Wilks, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 1:37am

Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the country's east. Rescued survivors wept with gratitude for their efforts.

Kim's aunt reemerges after years of speculation about fate

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 11:54pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's aunt made her first public appearance in about six years, state media reported Sunday, quelling years of rumors that she was purged or executed by her nephew after helping him inherit power from his father.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:40pm

Turkish rescue teams have been working against the clock in freezing temperatures to pull more survivors from collapsed buildings. Days after a powerful earthquake hit the country's east, Turkish television showed Ayse Yildiz, 35, and her 2-year-old daughter Yusra being dragged out of a collapsed apartment building Sunday in the city of Elazig. They had been trapped for 28 hours after a magnitude 6.8 quake hit eastern Turkey on Friday night.  Some rescued survivors wept with gratitude. Officials say the death toll has climbed to at least 38 people, with more than 1,600 injured. More than 780 aftershocks have rocked the region.

US Consulate in epidemic-stricken city of Wuhan chartering flight Tuesday to evacuate personnel, some private citizens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 8:34pm

US Consulate in epidemic-stricken city of Wuhan chartering flight Tuesday to evacuate personnel, some private citizens.

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 6:38pm

A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 56 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight.

Death toll from virus outbreak in China rises to 56 with a total of 1,975 cases reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 6:28pm

Death toll from virus outbreak in China rises to 56 with a total of 1,975 cases reported.

Spanish league president condemns racism, fan street clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 4:59pm

Spanish football was marred by a player being racially abused during a league game on Saturday, along with street clashes between rival fans outside stadiums before two matches.

4 dead, tents ablaze after Iraq cleric pulls protest support

Samya Kullab and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 1:00pm

Iraq cracked down on anti-government protesters who have been occupying key public squares for months, leaving four demonstrators dead Saturday in a country reeling from political turmoil and violence.

Israel's Gantz to meet Trump before peace plan unveiling

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 11:47am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief political rival confirmed Saturday he has accepted President Donald Trump's invitation to Washington, and will meet the president before the unveiling of the administration's long-awaited peace plan.

French carmaker to evacuate workers from China amid outbreak

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:04am

France and a major automaker said Saturday that they are moving to get citizens out of a locked-down Chinese city where a deadly outbreak of a new virus originated and has spread worldwide.

Peter MacKay begins bid to lead Canada's Conservative party

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:34am

Former Canadian cabinet minister Peter MacKay criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday as he officially announced he is running to be leader of Canada's Conservative Party.

Heavy rains in Brazil cause flooding, landslides; 11 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:14am

Heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil, killing at least 11 people, authorities said Saturday.

Hong Kong declares virus emergency, closes schools for two more weeks after Lunar New Year holiday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 2:46am

Hong Kong declares virus emergency, closes schools for two more weeks after Lunar New Year holiday.

Virus-hit city in China bans most vehicles from downtown to limit movement in bid to keep disease from spreading

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 1:57am

Virus-hit city in China bans most vehicles from downtown to limit movement in bid to keep disease from spreading.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 10:40pm

The U.S. Consulate in the epidemic-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight Tuesday. A notice Sunday from the embassy in Beijing said there would be limited capacity to transport U.S. citizens on the flight that will proceed directly to San Francisco. It says that in the event there are not enough seats, priority will be given to to individuals “at greater risk from coronavirus," a new respiratory disease has sickened 1,975 people and killed 56, almost all in Wuhan. 

Use of 'rescues' by Mexican migration officials criticized

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 6:34pm

The headline on a statement from Mexico’s National Immigration Institute read: “INM rescues 800 Central American migrants who entered (Mexico) today irregularly.”