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COPENHAGEN, Denmark | 4 skiers missing after avalanche in northern Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Jan 03, 2019  —Norwegian officials say four people from Sweden and Finland are missing after an avalanche in northern Norway but strong winds, heavy snowfall and poor visibility are hampering rescue efforts. A woman from Sweden and three men from Finland were last heard from on Wednesday afternoon. A search-and-rescue operation was launched after … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | 4 skiers missing after avalanche in northern Norway

ATHENS, Greece | Greece: More than 100 people detained during rioting

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say more than 100 people were detained during rioting in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki following events marking the 10th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager. Police said Friday that 66 people were detained in Athens during the violence that began Thursday afternoon, with 13 … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece: More than 100 people detained during rioting

DAMASCUS, Syria | Russian warplanes strike rebels after alleged gas attack

DAMASCUS, Syria— Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for what they allege was a poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo. Russian military spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Russian warplanes strike rebels after alleged gas attack

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian officials: More than 100 wounded in chemical attack

DAMASCUS, Syria — A Syrian official and the state news agency say more than 100 people have been treated at hospitals after a suspected poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo, updating an earlier toll. Forensic Medicine General Director Zaher Hajo told The Associated Press Sunday that those wounded the night before were … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian officials: More than 100 wounded in chemical attack

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: ONE OF AMERICA’S SAFEST CITIES GRIEVES Hundreds of people gathered in Thousand Oaks, California to mourn the dozen people killed by a Marine veteran at the packed Borderline Bar & Grill. CALIFORNIA GUNMAN WAS VOLATILE BUT PASSED MENTAL … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

MEXICO CITY  | Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

MEXICO CITY  — Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the U.S. border, caravan organizers said. The decision was made late Thursday in a Mexico City stadium where roughly 5,000 migrants have spent … Continue reading MEXICO CITY  | Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

BEIRUT | The Latest: Syria complains to UN about US airstrikes

BEIRUT — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Syria’s Foreign Ministry is complaining to the U.N. about airstrikes carried out by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group citing new mass graves discovered. The ministry called on the U.N. secretary-general and the head of the Security Council to force … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Syria complains to UN about US airstrikes

BERLIN | Afghanistan: German helicopters shot at, nobody injured

BERLIN — German news agency dpa says German transport helicopters in Afghanistan have been shot but that nobody was injured. The agency reported Wednesday that the CH-53 helicopters were flying from Kunduz to the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Tuesday night when they were fired by people on the ground. German troops returned fire. The … Continue reading BERLIN | Afghanistan: German helicopters shot at, nobody injured

ROME | Italy police ID suspect in 2013 NASA hack

ROME — Italian authorities say they have placed a 25-year-old Italian under investigation for allegedly hacking eight NASA web domains in 2013. Italy’s postal police, who handle hacking and other cybercrime investigations, said the suspect was allegedly a member of a group called “Master Italian Hackers Team” and boasted of the hack on social media. … Continue reading ROME | Italy police ID suspect in 2013 NASA hack

BANGKOK | Hapless helpers recount own rescue by divers from Thai cave

BANGKOK— There were a host of heroes in July’s dramatic rescue of 13 members of a youth soccer team from a cave in northern Thailand … and then there were the hapless would-be helpers from the Thai Well Water Association. It turns out that 17 people in all were rescued by the expert foreign cave … Continue reading BANGKOK | Hapless helpers recount own rescue by divers from Thai cave