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Winter storm lashing Spain leaves 4 dead, power cuts

Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:51am

A winter storm lashed much of Spain for a third day Tuesday, leaving 200,000 people without electricity, schools closed and roads blocked by snow as it killed four people.

Swedish capital hit again by predawn blasts, 1 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:21am

Two predawn explosions minutes apart rocked suburban Stockholm on Tuesday, damaging buildings and slightly injuring one person. Explosives were used, but authorities have ruled out terrorism.

Venetian islands revamp traditions to counter depopulation

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:54am

The Venetian island of Burano’s charms are rooted in its fishing legacy: the colorful fishermen's cottages, the traditional butter cookies that kept fishermen going at sea and the delicate lace hand-stitched by their women.

China sentences ex-boss of Interpol to 13 years for bribes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:12am

China has sentenced the former president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting more than $2 million in bribes.

China sentences former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years in prison on charges of accepting bribes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:11am

China sentences former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years in prison on charges of accepting bribes.

Thunberg slams Davos elites on climate as Trump takes stage

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:05am

Young climate activists including Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg told business and political elites gathered Tuesday at the World Economic Forum that they aren't doing enough to tackle the climate emergency and warned them that time was running out.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:40pm

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's led a “spectacular” turnaround of the U.S. economy and urged the world to invest in America, but had little to say about climate change issues that are a focus of this year's gathering of top business and political leaders in the Swiss Alps. Trump addressed the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, hours before his historic impeachment trial was to reconvene in the U.S. Senate in Washington.

Thailand's Constitutional Court acquits third-biggest political party of seeking overthrow of constitutional monarchy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:18pm

Thailand's Constitutional Court acquits third-biggest political party of seeking overthrow of constitutional monarchy.

100s in river 'no-man's land' after Mexico troops block way

MarÍa Verza and Sonia PÉrez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:01pm

Hundreds of Central American migrants were stranded in a sort of no-man’s land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from moving en masse into the country and on north toward the U.S.

Nepalese-owned operators take lead on world's highest peaks

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:30pm

Once relegated to support staff, Nepalese climbers famous for their skills on the world's highest peaks are emerging out of the shadows of their Western peers.

As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

Emily Wang, Dake Kang and Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:57pm

Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove Tuesday to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush.

UN: Most Sudan rebels and neighbors back Darfur peace hope

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:35pm

U.N. experts say most rebel groups and all of Sudan’s neighbors except Libya support the peace process in Darfur but local security incidents in that troubled western region have increased, ranging from rapes to clashes between farmers and herders.

Panama begins exhumation of victims from 1989 US invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:53pm

Forensic workers took preliminary steps Monday for digging up the remains of some victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, an effort that has lifted the hopes of Panamanians who had relatives die or disappear and have lived with unanswered questions about their fate for 30 years.

Survivor recounts confused, chaotic cult rite that killed 7

Juan Zamorano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:43am

A survivor of the cult ceremony that killed her daughter and six other people in a remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and knocked unconscious during the ritual.

Germany jails man for tricking women into electric shocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:37am

A court in Germany has convicted a 31-year-old man of attempted murder in more than a dozen cases for tricking women into giving themselves electric shocks while he watched over the internet.

3 killed, 100-plus hurt in collapse during Ethiopia ceremony

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:48am

At least three people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a wooden stand erected for the colorful Epiphany celebration collapsed in Ethiopia on Monday, an official and hospital source said.

Head of Chinese government expert team confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus, state media says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:31am

Head of Chinese government expert team confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus, state media says.

Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that leave 3 dead

Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:11am

Heavy snow, rain and gale-force winds lashed many parts of Spain on Monday, killing at least three people and prompting five provinces to go on top emergency alert.

Sri Lanka to treat war-missing as dead, issue certificates

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:38am

Sri Lanka's president has decided that tens of thousands of people still missing from the country's quarter-century civil war will be formally declared dead and death certificates will be issued, his office said Monday.