Murray, Wawrinka advance to 4th round at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ? Andy Murray showed no signs of trouble with his sore ankle as he advanced to the Round of 16 at the Australian Open for the ninth straight year, avoiding any chance of an upset against Sam Querrey.
Venus takes out Chinese, hungry for more at the Australian Open
Venus Williams ended Chinese hopes at the Australian Open on Friday, swatting aside Duan Yingying to make the fourth round for a 10th time -- and said she was still hungry for more. The 13th seed was in a different league, spanking Duan 6-1, 6-0 on Margaret Court Arena and showing no signs of the elbow injury that forced her out of the doubles with sister Serena. It's never enough," said Williams on still making her mark at Grand Slams.
Despite campaign to-do list, Trump team coy about his plans
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it.
Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration
MOSCOW (AP) ? Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the United States, while revelers in Moscow and elsewhere gathered for celebrations as bar and club owners sought to cash in on public excitement.
Italy avalanche hotel: rescuers find six people alive
Rescuers have found six people alive in an Italian mountain hotel devastated by an avalanche two days ago, officials said on Friday. Emergency workers were able to speak to the survivors and have called for helicopters to evacuate them after more than 40 hours under the rubble of the Hotel Rigopiano, in central Italy. Federica Chiavaroli, a junior minister at the Justice ministry, confirmed the dramatic development to reporters in the nearby town of Penne, where the rescue effort was being coordinated and some relatives were anxiously awaiting news of missing loved ones.
5 reported alive in rubble of alpine hotel hit by avalanche
Gambia's Jammeh faces noon deadline to hand over power
Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh faced a "last chance saloon" deadline to step down by noon Friday as troops from five African nations stood by for action and key regional leaders flew in to make a final plea. Mauritania's Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and Guinea's Alpha Conde were due in the capital, Banjul, as troops already inside The Gambia postponed military intervention to give Jammeh, who was defeated in elections last month, a final chance to leave quietly.
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Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out
If Jammeh refuses to leave Gambia by midday (12:00GMT) the regional troops will force him out, said Marcel Alain de Souza, chairman of the West African regional bloc, ECOWAS. The West African regional ...
The Latest: Turkey says Syria settlement needs Assad
The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 12.00 p.m. A top Turkish official says his country can no longer insist on any settlement for Syria's long-running war without ...