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Joy erupts as Italian rescuers pull out avalanche survivors
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) -- With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people at the resort. Two children were among those rescued....

The Latest: Signs of more survivors in Italy avalanche hotel
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):...

Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania arrived in Gambia's capital Friday in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get defeated President Yahya Jammeh to cede power, while a regional military force was awaiting orders to act....

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....

Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as political
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend....

IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said Friday....

Who is defeated Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh?
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Who is defeated Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh, and why does he refuse to step down?...

UNESCO: 30 percent of Aleppo's ancient city destroyed
PARIS (AP) -- UNESCO says about a third of the ancient city of Aleppo has been destroyed during the war in Syria....

Will Trump end globalization? The doubt haunts Davos' elite
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- It's been impossible to escape the shadow of Donald Trump at this year's gathering of the business elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland....

Rescuers searching for victims of Iran building collapse
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Rescue teams worked through the night to try and reach trapped firefighters and other victims after a commercial building collapsed in Iran's capital and killed at least 30 firefighters....

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