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Japan's Emperor Akihito leaves after opening formally the ordinary Diet session of the upper house of parliament in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under TrumpJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with Donald Trump after the new American president's inauguration
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
FILE-  In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki attends a session of the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil. Zavascki's son said that his father was on a plane that crashed off the coast of the city in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Brazil judge dies in crash ahead of corruption probe rulingA Brazilian Supreme Court judge has died in a small-plane crash just weeks before he was to rule on allegations in the mammoth Petrobras corruption case that could implicate politicians in several Latin American countries
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
An armed officer stands guard moments before a motorcade carrying Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrived at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The infamous drug kingpin who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in Mexico was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face drug trafficking and other charges, and landed in New York late Thursday, a federal law enforcement official said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York to face chargesExtradited Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' el CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') has arrived in New York to face federal drug trafficking and other charges and is expected to appear in court Friday
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
The new Chapecoense soccer team sits in a bus on their way to a training session in Chapeco, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Three Chapecoense players survived and 19 players perished in an air crash that killed 71 people almost two months ago in Colombia. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Silence, mourning since fatal crash turn to hope at ChapecoSilence and mourning are slowly being replaced by boisterous fans and hope
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This Aug. 2, 2005 file photo shows the Venetian Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The property is owned and operated by Las Vegas Sands Corp. U.S. authorities said Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, that billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Sand's Corp is paying almost $7 million to settle a foreign corrupt practices investigation of the company's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)
Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probeBillionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to end a more than five-year federal corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Soldiers leave the airport after the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Mexico's Foreign Relations Department announced Guzman was handed over to U.S. authorities for transportation to the U.S. on Thursday, the last day of President Barack Obama's administration and a day before Donald Trump is to be inaugurated. (AP Photo/Christian Torres)
Captures, extraditions of Mexico drug chiefs in recent yearsTop Mexican drug cartel bosses captured, killed or extradited in recent years
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo released by Mexico's federal government, Mexico's drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman stands for his prison mug shot with the inmate number 3870 at the Altiplano maximum security federal prison in Almoloya, Mexico. According to Mexico's Foreign Ministry, Guzman was extradited to the United States on Thursday, Jan. 19 2017. (Mexico's federal government via AP, File)
A look at notable dates in Mexico's decade-old drug warA look at key dates in Mexico's war on drugs following the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, a player holds a selection of playing cards, during a game, in Coventry. Bridge players who want the card game recognized as a sport have lost their latest legal bid in Britain. The Court of Appeal in London on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 upheld an October 2015 ruling backing Sport England’s refusal to put bridge in the same category as badminton, billiards and ballroom dancing. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP, File)
UK court rejects bid for bridge to be recognized as sportBridge players who want the card game recognized as a sport have lost their latest legal bid in Britain
The Associated Press6 hours ago
This image made available by the Italian Guardia di Finanza finance police shows the avalanche inside the Rigopiano Hotel, near Farindola, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy.  (Guardia di Finanza/ANSA via Finance Police)
Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotelRescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche flattened the hotel and trapped more than 30 people inside
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Visitors arrive for a party at a nightclub in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.  Twenty-four hours before Donald Trump is to be sworn in as president of the United States, people gathered at a Moscow nightclub to celebrate his inauguration.(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Moscow nightclub hosts early inauguration party for TrumpTwenty-four hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as president of the United States, several dozen people packed a Moscow nightclub to celebrate his inauguration
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A Gambian soldier smiles as people cheer in Serrekunda, Gambia, Thursday Jan. 19, 2017, after watching Adama Barrow be sworn in as Gambian President on a television broadcast from the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Former President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expired on Thursday after he lost elections in December, prompting Senegalese troops to enter the country. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Regional troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to goRegional troops charged into neighboring Gambia to support the country's newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of stepping down
The Associated Press7 hours ago
French military: Death toll in Mali base attack rises to 77The death toll in a suicide attack on a Mali army camp in the African country's north has risen to 77, a French military spokesman said Thursday
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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