January 21st, 2017

World News

4 more survivors pulled out of Italy’s avalanche-hit hotel

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

FARINDOLA, Italy – Emergency crews have extracted four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and are searching for more as family members await word if their relatives are among the lucky ones to get out. Firefighter spokesman Alberto Maiolo says so far rescue teams have located 11 people alive, ... Read More »

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Bomb blast kill 20, wounds at least 50 in northwest Pakistan

By Riaz Khan, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region that borders Afghanistan, killing 20 people and wounding at least 50, officials said. Dr. Sabir Hussain at the main hospital in Parachinar, the capital of Pakistan’s Kurram tribal region, said two wounded victims died during treatment, raising the death toll ... Read More »

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16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

ROME – Police say 16 people have died when a bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona. Thirty-nine people survived. Police commander Geralomo Lacquanita said the bus crashed and burst into flames just before midnight. No other vehicles were involved and it was not ... Read More »

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2 killed, 10 missing in central China landslide

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

BEIJING – At least two people have been killed and 10 others are missing after a hotel in central China was buried in a landslide. The government of Nanzhang county in Hunan province says crews are working to dig out those trapped in the Mirage Hotel that was struck by the disaster around 7:30 p.m. ... Read More »

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Bomb blast kill 18, wounds 51 in northwest Pakistan

By Riaz Khan, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Authorities say a bomb exploded in a market in a northwestern tribal region in Pakistan that borders Afghanistan, killing at least 18 people and wounding 51. Dr. Sabir Hussain at the Parachinar main hospital says 11 critically wounded people brought from the blast Saturday morning at a vegetable market died during treatment. ... Read More »

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British foreign secretary ‘positive and optimistic’ on Trump

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

YANGON, Myanmar – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he’s “positive and optimistic” that the policies of newly inaugurated President Donald Trump would work in Britain’s favour. Johnson, who is visiting Myanmar, said Saturday he was “very optimistic” a trade deal could be done quickly with the new president, once Britain had left the European ... Read More »

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Bomb blast kill 18, wounds over 60 in northwest Pakistan

By Riaz Khan, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Authorities say a bomb exploded in a market in a northwestern tribal region in Pakistan that borders Afghanistan, killing at least eighteen people and wounding 51. Dr. Sabir Hussain at the Parachinar main hospital says 11 critically wounded people brought from the blast at a vegetable market died during treatment. He said ... Read More »

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The Latest: Trump returns to White House after celebrations

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST): 12:15 a.m. The nation’s 45th president, Donald Trump, has arrived back at the White House after attending three inaugural balls celebrating his election. The president has used the balls to recount his victory and to let ... Read More »

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Bomb blast kill 7, wounds over 60 in northwest Pakistan

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani health and government officials say a bomb explosion in a market in tribal region bordering Afghanistan has killed at least seven and wounded more than 60 people. Dr. Sabir Hussain said Saturday that many of the wounded brought from Parachinar vegetable market blast site were in critical condition and death toll ... Read More »

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The Latest: Pence pledges US will take better care of vets

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST): 11:55 p.m. Vice-President Mike Pence is paying tribute to veterans with a stop at another inaugural celebration. Pence made an unannounced stop at the Veterans Inaugural Ball at a downtown Washington hotel late Friday. Pence, who ... Read More »

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