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Yemeni security and tribal officials say suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in the country's southwestern Bayda province
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....

The Khatib family has returned to their apartment in the eastern Aleppo neighborhood of Ansari five months after they were forced to leave under intense bombardment
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 nationalist leaders have come together in a show of strength at the start of a year of big election tests, celebrating Donald Trump's and declaring themselves a realistic alternative to the continent's governments
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 and democratic era, but exiled one has right to return, protection
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 people have been killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern 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....

In Russia, where discussing domestic violence still is taboo, lawmakers are expected to move this week to decriminalize it altogether
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; fallout from failed coup attempt
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....

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
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....

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
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 and democratic era, but exiled one has right to return, protection

Asia
Syrian rebel delegates are meeting in Kazakhstan ahead of talks with government representatives that are scheduled to begin Monday

Europe
Spanish police say 75 people have been arrested and more than 3,500 stolen artifacts and pieces of art seized in a joint operation with 17 other European countries that dismantled a crime ring that trafficked in cultural goods

Latin America/Caribbean
Officials say Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump have spoken by phone and are scheduled to meet later this month, officials announced

Middle East
Dubai has new fire safety regulations following a series of skyscraper fires in recent years, but has offered few details about them


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