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Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's southwestern Bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency Friday....

In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns home
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held northeastern neighborhood of Aleppo is deserted - except for the second-floor apartment where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family are staying....

European nationalists flaunt strength, buoyed by Trump win
KOBLENZ, Germany (AP) -- 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....

Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community....

At least 32 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An overnight passenger train derailed in southern India, killing at least 32 people and injuring 50 others in the latest accident to hit the country's massive, disaster-prone rail network....

Crossing red lines: What's annoying Asian nations most?
How can you get under the skin of an Asian country? Diplomatic body searches, bomber flights, shrine statues and even doormats have set governments on edge....

Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence
MOSCOW (AP) -- In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether....

Turkish president targets cleric's schools on Africa visit
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Turkey has courted Africa for more than a decade, boosting trade, opening more than two dozen new embassies and Turkish Airlines routes and dispatching aid to conflict-torn Somalia. More recently, the Turkish government lobbied African nations to close or take over local schools linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year....

AP INTERVIEW: New Gambia leader to set up truth commission
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Gambia's new president Adama Barrow said Saturday that he will launch a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the alleged human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year regime....

Italy rescue crews hold out hope of more hotel survivors
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews digging through an Italian hotel buried in an avalanche say there could be additional survivors more than three days after tons of snow came barreling down a mountainside....

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Africa
Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

Asia
Syrian rebels meet in Kazakhstan ahead of talks

Europe
Spanish police announce arrests in cultural artifacts ring

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexico's Pena Nieto, Trump speak by phone, to meet Jan. 31

Middle East
Dubai has new rules after high-rise fires, but few details