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Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York to face charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges and arrived in New York late Thursday....

Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotel
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche flattened the hotel, trapping more than 30 people inside. Two bodies were recovered, but the search for survivors was hampered by heavy snowfall and fears the buildings would collapse....

With little room to maneuver, Syria's rebels head for talks
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels are sending more than a dozen representatives next week to the capital of Kazakhstan for talks with government representatives, the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year....

Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets....

Regional troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A West African regional force charged into neighboring Gambia late Thursday to support the country's newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of stepping down....

Invitations in hand, West Bank settlers head to inauguration
JERUSALEM (AP) -- For nearly 50 years, Israel's settler movement has been criticized, condemned and ostracized by the international community. But on Friday, they say they will be greeted with open arms as invited guests to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration....

Moscow nightclub hosts early inauguration party for Trump
MOSCOW (AP) -- Twenty-four hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as president of the United States, several dozen people packed a Moscow nightclub to get a head start on celebrating....

Key dates in Mexico's pursuit and extradition of 'El Chapo'
Key dates in the various pursuits, captures, escapes and the extradition of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman:...

A look at notable dates in Mexico's decade-old drug war
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A look at key events in Mexico's war on drugs following the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman....

The Latest: Italian premier urges redoubling of efforts
MILAN (AP) -- The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):...

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