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Thousands march for women in London despite sleet and snow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 7:26am

Thousands of people have turned out in central London despite sleet and snow to show solidarity with women around the world in demanding equality, justice and an end to harassment.

German Social Democrats debate coalition talks with Merkel

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 7:24am

Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz urged party members Sunday to vote for opening coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, saying a stable German government was needed to strengthen Europe and serve as a bulwark against right wing extremism.

The Latest: Iran condemns Turkey's offensive in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 7:22am

The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests

Saleh Mwanamilongo and Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 7:19am

Police in Congo used tear gas and gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five people dead and injuring more than 33 who marched after church services calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, the United Nations said.

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says 4 Afghans and 14 foreigners were killed in the Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 7:15am

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says 4 Afghans and 14 foreigners were killed in the Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege.

Death toll in Prague hotel fire increases to 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 6:57am

Officials say the death toll in a hotel fire in downtown Prague has increased to four after two of those injured died in a hospital.

Officials: Avalanche kills 5 soldiers, injures 12 in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 6:45am

Officials say soldiers conducting military operations in Turkey's southeast have been hit by an avalanche. At least five soldiers died and 12 others were injured.

Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 6 dead

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 6:18am

A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise.

Swiss resort cut off after new snow increases avalanche risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 6:12am

Swiss authorities say a village near the famed Matterhorn peak is again cut off to road and rail traffic after new snowfall renewed the danger of avalanches.

Spain: 2 migrants dead after boat sinks in Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 5:40am

Two migrants have died after their boat sank while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores, Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday.

UN appeals for $3B in aid to war-battered Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 5:32am

The United Nations and its partners have appealed for nearly $3 billion in aid to Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is at war with Iran-allied rebels known as Houthis.

Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 5:14am

An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air.

Philippines says it won't be embroiled in US-China sea spat

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 5:10am

The Philippines said Sunday that it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing's protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines.

Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Lefteris Pitarakis and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 4:54am

Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region.

Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 4:48am

Jordan's king appealed Sunday to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The Latest: Israeli Arab lawmakers to boycott Pence speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 4:42am

The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's Middle East tour (all times local):

Lebanese push for more participation of women in politics

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 4:39am

Lebanon is campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to parliament this spring in its first vote in nearly 10 years, the country's first women's affairs minister says.

France withdraws Paris bid for 2025 World Expo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 4:39am

France's prime minister Edouard Philippe has decided to withdraw Paris's candidacy to host the 2025 World Expo.

Pakistan police officer fired over killings is shot dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 4:14am

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot and killed a former police officer who was fired over the 2011 killing of five Chechen women in the southwestern city of Quetta.