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Yemeni officials: 25 troops killed in Houthi missile strike

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 1:45pm

A missile attack launched by Shiite rebels in Yemen hit an army camp Saturday, killing at least 25 troops, Yemeni officials said.

Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and Meghan will give up "royal highness" titles and repay home renovation money.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:37am

Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and Meghan will give up "royal highness" titles and repay home renovation money.

Olympic site used for 2016 Rio games shut over safety issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:53am

The Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro has been closed over concerns about the safety of the complex used for the 2016 games in Brazil.

Newfoundland reeling after blizzard buries capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:39am

Canada's weather agency ended a blizzard warning for the St. John's, Newfoundland, area on Saturday, but a rare state of emergency and storm surge warning remained in effect following a monster storm that buried Newfoundland's capital city.

Iran to send flight recorders from downed jet to Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:18am

Iran will send the black box flight recorders from the Ukrainian jetliner that it accidentally shot down last week to Ukraine for further analysis, an Iranian official said Saturday.

SUV on grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City sparks outrage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 12:43am

A Chinese woman sparked social media outrage in her country by posting photos of herself and a friend with a Mercedes-Benz on the grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City. The reaction prompted an apology from the management of China's 600-year-old former imperial palace.

4 SKoreans, 3 Nepal guides missing in avalanche; 30 rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:53pm

An avalanche swept a popular trekking route in Nepal's mountains, leaving at least four South Koreans and three Nepali guides missing, authorities said Saturday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:40pm

An unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists is expected on Monday in Virginia. They are angry over the state's new Democratic majority leadership and its plans to enact a slew of gun restrictions. Thousands of gun activists are expected to turn out. Second Amendment groups have identified the state as a rallying point for the fight against what they see as a national erosion of gun rights. Authorities in Virginia are taking precautions since extremist groups have blanketed social media and online forums with ominous messages and hinted at potential violence.

Puerto Rico to open schools after 6.4 quake despite concerns

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:30pm

Puerto Rico’s government is opening public schools in late January without knowing if they can withstand a big earthquake as concerns grow about weakened infrastructure that is displacing thousands of students.

Iraqi officials and activists say 2 anti-government protesters killed and over a dozen wounded in renewed violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:12pm

Iraqi officials and activists say 2 anti-government protesters killed and over a dozen wounded in renewed violence.

Haitian president says he wants to reform constitution

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:14am

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse says he wants to use his new power to rule by executive order to reform the constitution and make his country easier to govern.

2 dead, 1 gravely hurt in Mexico fireworks explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:53am

An explosion of a fireworks cache killed two people and critically injured another in a town on the northern outskirts of Mexico City.

Iran says it's been banned from hosting international soccer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:33am

Iran's soccer federation said Friday it has been told it will not be hosting any international matches on Iranian soil.

Canada provides money to families after plane shot down

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:25am

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his government will give Canadian $25,000 ($19,122) to families of each of the 57 citizens and 29 permanent residents of Canada who perished in the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner in Iran last week.

Guatemala sends troops to fight gangs in 2 high-crime areas

Sonny Figueroa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:13am

Guatemala’s new president announced a state of alert for two municipalities with high crime rates to combat gang activity Friday, a measure that allows the deployment of military troops.

Mexico: accident caused drowning deaths of 4 personnel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:05am

Mexico's army said Friday the drowning death this week of four soldiers was caused by an accident involving confiscated weapons.

Mexico's "Thousand Islands" yields 14 corpses in 7 pits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:13am

Police said Thursday they found 14 sets of skeletal human remains in seven clandestine burial pits in area known as Mexico's “Thousand Islands.”

Actors die in fall during rehearsal for Mexican TV show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:01am

Two actors fell from a bridge and died while rehearsing a scene on location for the Mexican TV series “Sin Miedo a la Verdad,” broadcaster Televisa said Friday.

Mexico's president hopes to raffle off presidential jet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:40am

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced the latest in a series of desperate ideas Friday to sell off his predecessor's official jet, which he says is too luxurious for a country where half the people live in poverty.