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German aid group rescues 47 migrants from Mediterranean Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:25pm

The German aid group Sea-Watch says it has rescued 47 people from a rubber boat off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea.

Bus collision in Bolivia leaves at least 22 dead, 37 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 11:28am

Police in Bolivia say a head-on highway collision between two buses has killed at least 22 people and injured 37 others.

US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 11:22am

The U.S. military on Saturday said it had carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia in months, killing 52 al-Shabab extremists after a "large group" mounted an attack on Somali forces.

US military says airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists in response to attack on Somali forces

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 11:15am

US military says airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists in response to attack on Somali forces.

In deadly Nairobi attack, stories of fear, bravery and loss

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:43am

Trapped in a Kenyan hotel under attack by extremists, June Chepkemei said she made peace with the fact that she might die.

Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:39am

A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said Saturday that she apologizes to a Russian tycoon for the claim and won't say more about the matter.

Survivors: Up to 117 missing from sunken boat off Libya

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:22am

Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time, a U.N. migration official said Saturday.

Rescue official: Survivors say up to 117 migrants may have died when rubber dinghy capsized off Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:55am

Rescue official: Survivors say up to 117 migrants may have died when rubber dinghy capsized off Libya.

Rescuers hope to reach Spanish boy in deep hole on Sunday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:47am

Authorities in southern Spain said Saturday they hope to soon reach the spot where they believe a two-year-old boy is trapped after falling in a deep borehole six days ago.

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 funeral

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

A Catholic archbishop and other speakers at the funeral Saturday of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz urged an end to the political and social divisions in Poland, targeting some of their comments at the country's ruling right-wing party.