Car bomb explodes in central Tripoli, near Italy embassy - security officialA car bomb exploded late on Saturday close to the recently re-opened Italian embassy in the Libyan capital, a security official said. Two charred bodies were recovered from the car, according to a statement on a social media page run by a local branch of the Red Crescent, but the identity of the occupants was unknown. The security official, who did not want to be named, said it appeared that explosives had been planted in the car.
Gambia's former leader Jammeh flies into exile in Equatorial Guinea
By Tim Cocks and Lamin Jahateh BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow, mediators said. It also paves the way for the return home of Barrow, who was sworn in as leader at the Gambian embassy in Senegal on Thursday. Jammeh took power in a coup in 1994, and his government is accused of torturing and killing perceived opponents.
Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violenceMOSCOW (AP) ? In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether.
Women's marches draw millions in resistance to Trump
More than two million people flooded US cities on Saturday as women opposed to Donald Trump led a peaceful, stunning rebuke against the new US president that was echoed in sister protests around the world. As a sea of demonstrators brought downtown Washington to a standstill, streaming past the White House in a joyous parade of pink "pussyhats," Trump launched a withering attack on the media, accusing it of downplaying attendance at his swearing-in a day earlier. Trump did not acknowledge the mass protests that marked his first full day in office.
Ageless Venus dares to dream of Serena final at Australian Open
Ageless Venus Williams is daring to dream of a possible glamour Australian Open final against sister Serena, but admits they both have their work cut to get there. It sets her up against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a place in the last four and with Serena in the other side of the draw, the earliest they can meet will be the final. Asked if she had thought about playing a ninth Grand Slam final against her sister, she replied: "That could hopefully happen.
Pope Francis says 'wait and see' on Trump
Pope Francis on Sunday said he would not make an opinion of Donald Trump until he first had a chance to see specific policies the new U.S. president would implement. On Friday, as Trump was taking office, Francis had urged him to be guided by ethical values, saying he must take care of the poor and the outcast during his time in office. Francis also warned the Europeans against populism, saying they should not repeat the same mistakes as in the 1930s when they turned to "saviors" to resolve the economic and political crisis only to end up at war.
32 killed in latest India rail disaster
Rescuers battled Sunday to pull survivors from the wreckage of a train crash which killed 32 passengers in southern India, the latest in a series of disasters on the country's creaking rail network. Officials were investigating whether Maoist rebels had tampered with the track, after eight coaches and the engine of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express were derailed at around 11:00 pm (1730 GMT) on Saturday. National railway spokesman Anil Saxena said government officials and emergency workers worked through the night to try to find survivors.
Popovich pops off at "racist" Trump
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich took aim at Donald Trump Saturday, devoting nearly half of his pre-game news conference to describing his contempt for the newly sworn-in American President. Popovich, 67, called Trump a bully, chastised his top advisors and praised Saturday's protests defending the rights of women on Trump's first day in office. "It does boggle the mind how somebody can be so thin-skinned," Popovich said.
Women lead unprecedented worldwide mass protests against Trump
By Scott Malone and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women filled the streets of major American cities to lead an unprecedented wave of international protests against President Donald Trump, mocking and denouncing the new U.S. leader the day after his inauguration. Women activists, outraged by Trump's campaign rhetoric and behavior they found to be especially misogynistic, spearheaded scores of marches in the United States and sympathy rallies around the world on Saturday. Organizers said they drew nearly 5 million protesters in all, far surpassing crowd expectations.
Factbox: Women stage marches in cities across North America(Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women, supported by a smaller number of men, gathered in dozens of cities across North America on Saturday to march in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump the day after the maverick Republican took office. Here is a look at how the crowds of protesters, many wearing the marches' signature pink hats, shaped up in some of the largest cities in North America: * WASHINGTON D.C. Organizers of the march in the nation's capital had told police they expected 200,000 people to attend, but reporters covering the event said it appeared bigger than that, with a dense crowd stretching for about a mile (1.6 km) through the heart of the capital. Organizers said early estimates pointed to more than 1 million, while police and the Park Service declined to give numbers.