4 dead mourned in Mississippi storm as living begin recovery
PETAL, Miss. (AP) ? Cynthia Holland has to repair her liquor store. William Carey University has to find a place to hold classes. Michelle Kirk has to allay her 11-year-old daughter's anxieties while living in a damaged house.
No 1 Murray loses to Zverev in 4th round of Australian Open
In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns home
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) ? The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held northeastern neighborhood of Aleppo is deserted ? except for the second-floor apartment where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family are staying.
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.
Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunamiCANBERRA, Australia (AP) ? A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands.
French voters choosing left-wing presidential nomineePARIS (AP) ? French left-wing voters are casting ballots in a nationwide presidential primary aimed at producing a candidate strong enough to confront formidable conservative and nationalist rivals in the April-May general election.
Women's marches draw millions in resistance to Trump
More than two million people flooded US cities 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.
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.
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.