Trump takes office, vows to stop 'American carnage'
16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highwayROME (AP) ? A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine people survived, though some were seriously injured.
Serena juggernaut hits top gear at Australian Open
A "super-focused" Serena Williams joined sister Venus in the fourth round of the Australian Open Saturday, ruthlessly snuffing out Nicole Gibbs's challenge as she accelerates towards a record 23rd Grand Slam title. The second seed clinically dispatched her fellow American 6-1, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena, further dispelling any lingering doubts about her early-season form. It is the 14th time in her 17 Australian Opens she has made at least the fourth round, and sets her up with a clash against 16th-seeded Czech Barbora Strycova, who beat French 21st seed Caroline Garcia.
Women descend on DC a day after anarchists create chaos
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A day after self-described anarchists created chaos, thousands of women are descending upon Washington for what is expected to be a more orderly show of force on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency.
Trump wraps up ceremony, turns to governing
As President Donald Trump wrapped up the ceremony of his inauguration and shifted to governing, he signaled he intends to move quickly to make a clean break from the Obama administration. Trump spent his ...
S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist
South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye. Cho Yoon-Sun, who is the first minister in active service to be arrested in South Korea, is accused of creating the vast catalogue to starve the artists of government subsidies and private investments and place them under state surveillance. The list's existence has sparked widespread anger, raising the spectre of Seoul's 1960-80s army-backed rule -- including under dictator Park Chung-Hee, the impeached leader's late father -- when the news, arts and entertainment were heavily censored.
Pakistan market bomb kills 20, wounds 40: officials
A bomb exploded at a market on Saturday in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's northwestern tribal 20belt, killing at least 20 people and wounding 40 others, officials said. "20 people have been martyred [killed]," the Pakistan military said in a short statement, adding that the injured had been taken to military and civil hospitals in the region's main city of Peshawar. "Troops from army and (paramilitary) Frontier Corps are under taking relief and rescue operations," it said.
"I saw intestines on the ground" - aid worker recalls Nigerian refugee camp bombing
By Kieran Guilbert MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid worker Alfred Davies and his colleagues were providing vaccinations and giving out food in a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria when he noticed the buzzing of a plane passing overhead. "Glass shattered, roofs collapsed and people were screaming and crying," Davies, a project co-ordinator for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone. "I saw people with their bellies open, and intestines on the ground," the Liberian aid worker said.
Crystal Gayle to be inducted into Grand Ole OpryNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? Country music legend Crystal Gayle is being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, nearly a half-century after she first walked onto its stage to perform as a teenager.
Hungarian bus crashes in Italy, killing 16