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UN report: Chilling details of Libya migrant center strike

Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:47am

The United Nations revealed on Monday chilling new details about an airstrike that smashed into a migrant detention center in Libya, killing at least 50 people.

Croatia army helicopter crashes; 1 pilot dead, other missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:14am

A Croatian army helicopter on Monday plunged into the Adriatic Sea, killing one crew member while the search is underway for the other, the country's defense minister said.

Taliban-affiliated journalist, militant spokesman say US military aircraft crashed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:03am

Taliban-affiliated journalist, militant spokesman say US military aircraft crashed in Afghanistan.

Russia expels Japanese man accused of gathering secret data

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:23am

A Japanese man was expelled from Russia after being accused of looking for military secrets, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

US military says it is investigating reports of an airplane crash in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:59am

US military says it is investigating reports of an airplane crash in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan.

Bryant hailed as 'true Olympic champion' by IOC president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:49am

Kobe Bryant was “an outstanding and true Olympic champion,” IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday.

Authorities battle Atlantic storm to intercept cocaine yacht

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:42am

An international drug operation involving authorities from six countries captured a yacht carrying almost 2 metric tons of cocaine in the middle of an Atlantic storm.

Greece: 14 injured in suspected migrant smuggling car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:20am

A car carrying Syrians crashed early Monday in northern Greece, police said, injuring all 14 people in the vehicle that is believed to have crossed the border clandestinely .

UN health chief visits China to help with virus containment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:46am

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Italian town where Bryant played as a kid mourns — again

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:33am

For a city already familiar with losing a basketball hero, Kobe Bryant’s death made a particularly strong impact in the Italian town of Rieti.

Passenger plane from Afghanistan's Ariana Airlines crashes in Taliban-held area of Ghazni province, local officials say.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:24am

Passenger plane from Afghanistan's Ariana Airlines crashes in Taliban-held area of Ghazni province, local officials say.

Nighttime rocket attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injures 1

Samya Kullab and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 2:45am

A nighttime rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad injured at least one embassy personnel member, staffers there said Monday.

Auschwitz survivors recall suffering, warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 2:27am

Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp recalled their suffering as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world.

Turkish rescuers find last quake victims; death toll hits 41

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 1:44am

Turkish emergency teams on Monday recovered the bodies of the last two missing quake victims from the rubble of a collapsed building, raising the death toll from the powerful tremor that hit eastern Turkey to 41.

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 12:13am

Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 10:40pm

GOP Sen. Susan Collins says reports about John Bolton's book “strengthen the case for witnesses” at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. In his book, Bolton, the former national security adviser, says Trump told him he wanted to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in security aid from Ukraine until it helped him with investigations into Democratic rival Joe Biden — something Trump has denied. The account has given Democrats fuel in their pursuit of testimony from Bolton and other witnesses. Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Monday said it is “increasingly likely” that other GOP senators will join a call to compel Bolton to testify.

Bryant's death draws tributes from Asian fans, politicians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 10:08pm

Kobe Bryant was a hugely popular figure in Asia, no more so than in China where basketball rivals soccer as the most popular sport.

China extends Lunar New Year holiday by 3 days to next Sunday in effort to contain virus spread

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 6:19pm

China extends Lunar New Year holiday by 3 days to next Sunday in effort to contain virus spread.

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 6:04pm

China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81.