Italy earthquake: At least 30 feared dead in avalanche-hit hotel

Italy earthquake: At least 30 feared dead in avalanche-hit hotel

Local media said specialist mountain police who had reached the hotel on skis or by helicopter had begun extracting bodies.

At least 75 people injured in Tehran building collapse: Iranian state TV
At least 75 people injured in Tehran building collapse: Iranian state TV

"At least 45 firefighters are among the injured ones. All of the injured people were sent to hospitals. Most of them have been discharged," state TV reported.

Syria's Bashar Assad hopes for 'reconciliation' deals from Astana talks
Syria's Bashar Assad hopes for 'reconciliation' deals from Astana talks

Assad told a Japanese TV station he hoped the conference would be a platform to discuss "everything" but that it was unclear if there would be political dialogue "because it is not clear who will participate".

Gambia president-elect Adama Barrow plans inauguration in Senegal
Gambia president-elect Adama Barrow plans inauguration in Senegal

Barrow won the December election, but President Yahya Jammeh, in power for more than two decades, is refusing to step down, saying he does not accept the result, citing irregularities.

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The flask itself is described as "incredibly rare" because there is no other object like it anywhere in the world. It has a silver interior and a gold exterior decorated in jade, emeralds and rubies.

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The Speaker informed the apex bank governor that these transactions were fake.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, delivering a speech at the meeting, warned that the violence must end, or militants including the Islamic State group could infiltrate and radicalise the Rohingya.

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January 19, 2017 7:26 pm

Despite "grievances" that Iran has over the pact made with the current US government, foreign minister Javad Zarif said Iran still believes it should be honored.

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Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday faced a united Opposition in parliament as they moved a privilege motion against his “untruthful” speech on the floor of the House on the Panamagate case. The privilege motion, which was submitted by Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah, referred to a […]

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January 19, 2017 6:55 pm

Assad told a Japanese TV station he hoped the conference would be a platform to discuss "everything" but that it was unclear if there would be political dialogue "because it is not clear who will participate".

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The Taliban, who have advanced on a number of fronts in recent years, have attacked Afghan journalists over critical coverage and have also targeted Western reporters.

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The clashes are the result of a split between Brazil's most powerful drug gang, the First Capital Command, or PCC, and the second-most powerful gang, the Rio de Janeiro-based Red Command.

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Tellis warns that if New Delhi fails to satisfy the anticipation of reciprocity embodied by an America-first policy—a likely prospect given India's resource and power constraints—both nations will have ended up worse off.

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Theresa May called upon the world to engage with each other to ensure globalisation and free trade works for all and benefits everyone.

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The website has put up several advertisements on backpage.com recruiting paid protesters for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

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January 19, 2017 5:11 pm

Pakistan Foreign Office alleged that since the Modi government took over, the "Hindu terrorists have been empowered with full support from the state machinery", causing displacement of scores of Kashmiri Muslim families by design."

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Liao Yongyuan, who worked with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), was fined 1.5 million yuan (USD 220,000) by Dezhou Intermediate People's Court in Shandong province.

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Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that China opposes any move by the Taiwan authority to send people to the US to conduct activities that “will disturb or undermine Sino-US relations.”

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"At least 45 firefighters are among the injured ones. All of the injured people were sent to hospitals. Most of them have been discharged," state TV reported.

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January 19, 2017 5:08 pm

The events which have been scheduled in Washington, DC for the week of the inauguration will start on Thursday and continue till Saturday.

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The CIA operates under a 1981 presidential order that is not overseen by the US courts. The agency focuses its spying outside the US, but sometimes it inadvertently collects information on Americans.

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South Korean intelligence agencies reported on Wednesday that they had recently spotted missile parts being transported, believed to be the lower-half of an ICBM, raising fears that a test-launch may be imminent.

An aerial view of the Rigopiano Hotel hit by an avalanche in Farindola, Italy, early Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A hotel in the mountainous region hit again by quakes has been covered 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. (Italian Firefighters via AP)
January 19, 2017 6:20 pm

Local media said specialist mountain police who had reached the hotel on skis or by helicopter had begun extracting bodies.

FILE- In this Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 file photo, Gambian President elect Adama Barrow sits for an interview with the Associated Press at his residence in Yundum, Gambia.  Barrow waits to take up the reins of power, as Gambian President Yahya Jammeh clings to power Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017, after more than two decades governing the west African country. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
January 19, 2017 4:16 pm

Barrow won the December election, but President Yahya Jammeh, in power for more than two decades, is refusing to step down, saying he does not accept the result, citing irregularities.

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Stressing that there is no alternative to a two-State solution, Barack Obama said that he has said this to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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At least 38 people had been injured at the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran just north of the capital's sprawling bazaar.

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Poland PM Szydlo said May called her on Wednesday after the speech to present Britain's Brexit objectives.

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"The new administration under leadership of President Trumpw ill continue to strengthen and widen relations between India and US, especially defence and commerce," said Chintala.

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President Obama said neither of his daughters intend to pursue a future of politics.

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At present, robots are unable to conduct face-to-face interviews, cannot respond intuitively with follow-up questions

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Thousands of civilians have been risking their lives to make the perilous journey out to escape the fighting between the ISIS and other groups, paying smugglers to escape both the shelling and the extremist group.

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January 19, 2017 2:48 pm

Italian media said that the avalanche covered the three-story hotel in the central region of Abruzzo on Wednesday.

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Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, announced the launch of the fund on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.

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The year "2016 was an extreme year for the global climate and stands out as the hottest year on record," said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.

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Gray was sentenced to death in 2006 for the murders of 9-year-old Stella Harvey and 4-year-old sister Ruby, and to life in prison for the slayings of their parents, Bryan and Kathryn Harvey.

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Parts which washed ashore provided valuable insight into what happened, like the flaperon which was discovered in Madagascar, in 2015, confirmed that the plane was heading south, say experts.

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The missiles' existence appeared to have been intentionally leaked by Pyongyang to send a "strategic message" to incoming US president Donald Trump, says South Korean news agency

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Nuevo Leon state Gov Jaime Rodriguez said the shooter died at a hospital and the other three victims with head wounds were "fighting between life and death.

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The man was arrested after he posted a video on Twitter in which he said he intended to "be at the review/inauguration and I will kill President Trump

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Specialists were brought in to weave yak hair into Trump's scalp, while makeup artists went about creating his suntanned look.