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Senegal: Troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese troops charged into neighboring Gambia late Thursday in a show of force to oust longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh after he failed to step aside when his mandate ended at midnight after losing the presidential election last month….

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Report: IS lost a quarter of its territory in 2016

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Researchers say the Islamic State group lost nearly a quarter of its territory last year, as an array of forces pressured it on multiple fronts in Syria and Iraq….

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Osama bin Laden worried that Iran put tracking chip in sons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secluded in his hideaway in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden suspected Iranian officials might implant tracking devices in his sons, according to a document released Thursday in a batch of materials seized in a 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader….

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Turkish lawmaker chains self to rostrum, sparks new brawl

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish legislator handcuffed herself to parliament's rostrum on Thursday to protest against a reform package that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office executive powers. The move sparked fighting between female legislators that reportedly resulted in two of them being hospitalized….

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Invitations in hand, West Bank settlers head to inauguration

JERUSALEM (AP) — For nearly 50 years, Israel's settler movement has been criticized, condemned and ostracized by the international community. But on Friday, they say they will be greeted with open arms as invited guests to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration….

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Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets….

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New Gambia president inaugurated in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A new Gambian president has been sworn into office in neighboring Senegal, while Gambia's defeated longtime ruler refuses to step down from power, deepening a political crisis in the tiny West African country….

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Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel

PENNE, Italy (AP) — Rescue workers on skis reached a four-star spa hotel buried by an avalanche in earthquake-stricken central Italy Thursday, reporting no signs of life as they searched for around 30 people believed trapped inside. Three bodies were recovered as heavy vehicles struggled to get to the scene….

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Gambia president-elect set for inauguration in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect was set to be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal on Thursday, while an official close to longtime leader Yahya Jammeh said loyalists would resist a West African regional force if it tried to arrest him….

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Shelling kills 2 in Aleppo as Assad supporters celebrate

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Rebel shells slammed into the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday, killing two people as thousands of government supporters gathered in a main square nearby to celebrate last month's capture of the city's eastern neighborhoods….