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Harsh exchanges on first day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan

Syria's government envoy and a rebel leader traded barbs as talks between the Mideast country's warring sides got underway in Kazakhstan on Monday in the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government and rebel factions fighting to overthrow it. The gathering in Astana, the Kazakh capital,...

32 killed, 50 injured as train derails in southern India

An overnight passenger train derailed in southern India, killing at least 32 people and injuring 50 in the latest accident to hit the country's massive, disaster-prone rail network.  Seven coaches of the Hirakand Express were thrown off the tracks around midnight Saturday, some landing on a goods...

European nationalists flaunt their strength, buoyed by Trump's win

European nationalist leaders came together Saturday in a show of strength at the start of a year of big election tests, celebrating Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president and declaring themselves a realistic alternative to the continent's governments.  Right-wing populist leaders from France,...

Bomb blast in Pakistan market kills 18, wounds 51

A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan, killing at least 18 people and wounding at least 51.  Dr. Sabir Hussain at the Parachinar main hospital said 11 critically wounded people who were brought from the vegetable market blast site died while being treated....

16 killed as students' bus crashes and burns in Italy

Police say 16 people died when a bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona. Thirty-nine people survived.  Police Cmdr. Geralomo Lacquanita said the bus crashed and burst into flames just before midnight. No other vehicles were...

Car plows into pedestrians in Melbourne, Australia; 4 dead and 15 hurt

A man with a history of mental health and drug abuse issues drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing at least four people, including a child, and injuring around 15 others, police said. The chaos began in the early afternoon, after a man...

5 reported alive in Italy hotel buried by avalanche

Rescuers said five people were found alive in the rubble of an Italian hotel Friday, two days after an avalanche tore through the ski resort.  “We found five people alive. We're pulling them out. Send us a helicopter,” a rescuer said over firefighters' radio, overheard by AP photographer Gregorio...

Drug lord 'El Chapo' extradited to the U.S., Mexico's government says

Mexico's government said it has extradited drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, where he is wanted on drug trafficking and other charges. The Foreign Relations Department has announced on Twitter that Guzman was being sent to the U.S. on Thursday, the day before Donald Trump...

Brazilian Supreme Court justice killed in plane crash

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, one of the most respected judges in the country who had been overseeing a large part of major corruption investigation, has died in a plane crash, his son said Thursday. Francisco Prehn Zavascki wrote on his Facebook page that his family had been...

High-rise tower on fire in Iranian capital collapses

A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. It wasn't immediately clear if anyone was trapped inside at the time of the collapse.  Earlier, authorities had told the state-run IRNA news agency that at least 38 people were injured...

Avalanche buries hotel in central Italy; deaths reported

An Italian official says a hotel in an earthquake-hit zone of central Italy has been buried by an avalanche, with reports of dead.  Italian media say the avalanche covered the three-story hotel in the central region of Abruzzo on Wednesday evening. The news agency ANSA quoted a rescuer as saying...

Student shoots teacher and classmates before killing himself at Mexican private school

A 15-year-old student opened fire at a private school in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Wednesday, shooting a teacher and two other students in the head before killing himself. Another student suffered lesser injuries in the shootings, which were captured on a chilling video posted to...

Iraq military says it's gained 'full control' of eastern Mosul

U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops announced Wednesday they were in "full control" of eastern Mosul, after routing Islamic State militants from that part of the northern city almost exactly three months since the major operation started. The achievement was a "big victory," said Iraqi Army Lt....

At least 33 dead after attack on northern Mali camp

At least 33 people were killed and several dozen injured after an explosives-laden vehicle targeted a camp housing armed groups in northern Mali, a local official said Wednesday. The morning blast hit the Joint Operational Mechanism base in the city of Gao. The base houses hundreds of fighters...

Obama administration is trying to undermine Trump, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump's legitimacy with fake allegations and "binding the president-elect hand and foot to prevent him from fulfilling his election promises." In his first public...

Nigerian fighter jet mistakenly bombs refugee camp, killing more than 100, official says

A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and wounding aid workers, a Borno state official said. The state government official was helping to coordinate the evacuation of wounded. The official...

German supreme court rejects bid to outlaw far-right party

Germany's supreme court on Tuesday rejected a bid to outlaw a fringe far-right party accused of pursuing a racist and anti-Semitic agenda. Andreas Vosskuhle, chief justice of the Federal Constitutional Court, said that although the party's goals run counter to the German constitution, "there are...

'One-China principle' not negotiable, China tells Trump

Responding to remarks by President-elect Donald Trump, China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said that the country's “one-China principle” regarding Taiwan is not negotiable and that any attempt to reconsider the issue would be self-defeating.  Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters that...

Istanbul nightclub attacker caught in police operation, according to Turkish media

Turkish media reports say police have caught the gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations. The private Dogan news agency and other media say the suspect was caught in Istanbul's district of Esenyurt in a police operation late on Monday....

Eight men own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, report says

The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, including Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday.  Presenting its findings...

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