Andrew Wilks, Associated Press | PostedJan 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.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | PostedJan 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.
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.
Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | PostedJan 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.
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.
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.
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.