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Joy erupts as Italian rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

FARINDOLA, Italy — With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors Friday from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people at the resort. Two children were among the 10 found alive. Continue reading...

Regional troops enter Gambia

Longtime ruler shows no signs of leaving as mandate ends

Subscriber onlyA West African regional force charged into neighboring Gambia late Thursday to support the country's newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of stepping down. Continue reading...

U.S. B-2s bomb Libya ISIS sites

Plotters against Europe allies targeted, Carter says; 80 die

Subscriber onlyU.S. Air Force B-2 bombers attacked a pair of Islamic State military camps in Libya, killing more than 80 fighters. Continue reading...

30 firemen die as burning high-rise collapses in Tehran

Subscriber onlyA historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets. Continue reading...

Bin Laden files now all released

In raid-seized letter, he tells sons of tracking-chip danger

Subscriber onlySecluded in his hideaway in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden suspected Iranian officials might implant tracking devices in his sons, according to a document released Thursday in a batch of materials seized in a 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Continue reading...

Families sue social media outlets

Facebook, Twitter blamed for aiding terror communications

Subscriber onlyThe families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists. Continue reading...

Ground shifts for Cuban felons in U.S.

End of ‘wet-foot, dry-foot’ policy opens door to deporting thousands of convicts

Subscriber only The sudden end of America's "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy and special immigration privileges for Cubans leaves the door open for another move that would have a major impact on thousands of South Florida families: deporting convicted Cuban felons back to the island. Continue reading...

Avalanche smothers Italian hotel

28 missing, no life signs, rescuers say from quake-struck area

Subscriber onlyRescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. Two bodies were recovered of the estimated 30 people trapped inside as the risk of more avalanches slowed the search effort. Continue reading...

Mexico sends U.S. cartel’s ‘El Chapo’

Subscriber onlyMexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to face drug-trafficking and other charges and arrived in New York late Thursday. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyReady if U.S. kills nuke deal, Iran says Continue reading...

2016 third year of record highs

May day in India hit 123.8 degrees, hottest ever logged there

Subscriber onlyScientists reported Wednesday that the earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016 -- trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the modern era of global-warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row. Continue reading...

Suicide bomber targets troops at Malian camp, killing 60

Truce imperiled, U.N. mission chief tells Security Council

Subscriber onlyA suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle penetrated a camp in Mali on Wednesday, killing at least 60 people and wounding 115 soldiers and former fighters who are trying to stabilize the region. Continue reading...

Russia extends Snowden's stay by 3 more years

Name of U.S. secrets-leaker not on Obama’s pardons list

Subscriber onlyA day after President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Russian government clarified Wednesday the fate of Edward Snowden, the other main source of secrets about U.S. surveillance in recent years. Continue reading...

Policeman, Arab die in Israeli clash

Subscriber onlyAn Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel, police said. Residents, however, accused the police of using excessive force and said the man lost control of his vehicle after he was shot. Continue reading...

Deadline past, Gambian faces ouster by bloc forces

Subscriber only Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who lost December's election, faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces for refusing to step down for a peaceful transition of power after ruling two decades. Continue reading...

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