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30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel
MILAN (AP) -- An avalanche buried a mountain hotel in an earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday....

The Latest: Italian authorities: 30 missing in avalanche
MILAN (AP) -- The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):...

Trump plans for Scottish resort spark new conflicts concern
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump has vowed his company will do "no new foreign deals" while he is president. But he's left "new" and "deals" open to interpretation....

Mideast expects big changes under Trump
CAIRO (AP) -- Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could hit like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances....

High-rise tower on fire in Iranian capital collapses
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. Iran's state-run Press TV said people were believed to be trapped inside the rubble....

No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power....

AP Explains: The African leader who refuses to leave
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The tiny nation of Gambia has West Africa on the brink of a military intervention, and thousands, including cabinet ministers, are fleeing the country. Longtime President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down after losing elections and has declared a state of emergency, and parliament has voted to extend his term by three months. On Thursday, President-elect Adama Barrow intends to go through with his inauguration, with the support of the international community. Here's a look at the crisis....

From IS to government control, Syrians left with few choices
SAFIRA, Syria (AP) -- Carrying her four-year-old son, Elham Saleh walked all night behind a smuggler, navigating land mines through Islamic State group- and rebel-held territory in northern Syria....

Russian business world hopes for relief from Trump
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- Few people are more eager for Donald Trump's arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia....

Anxious European leaders seek an early audience with Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- European leaders, anxious over Donald Trump's unpredictability and kind words for the Kremlin, are scrambling to get face time with the new American president before he can meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose provocations have set the continent on edge....

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No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia

At least 24 children killed when bus, truck collide in India

30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel

Latin America/Caribbean
Already reeling, Mexico fears it has much to lose with Trump

Middle East
High-rise tower on fire in Iranian capital collapses