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‘Miracle underway’: Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

Jan 21 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

FARINDOLA, Italy — After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as “angels.” Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies.

  • | Posted: Oct 11 2016 - 12:05am

    BERLIN — A Syrian man who was granted asylum in Germany and is suspected of preparing a bomb attack there was arrested early Monday following a nearly two-day manhunt, police said.

  • | Posted: Oct 9 2016 - 12:05am

    BERLIN (AP) — German investigators found several hundred grams of “highly volatile” explosives in an apartment they raided Saturday in the eastern city of Chemnitz as they sought a Syrian man suspected of planning a bombing attack. The suspect remained on the run but three contacts were detained and being questioned, police said.

  • | Posted: Oct 9 2016 - 12:05am

    JEREMIE, Haiti (AP) — As a pale blue coffin came into view, grieving women flung themselves to the floor near a morgue overlooking the ravaged city of Jeremie, where a humanitarian crisis has emerged in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

  • | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — Forces backing Syrian President Bashar Assad pressed their offensive Tuesday on Aleppo’s rebel-held zone from the south, after capturing areas on other fronts in recent days. As reinforcements arrived, including Shiite fighters from Iraq, the strategy appeared to be to retake rebel-held areas bit by bit, backed by massive Russian airpower, rather than risk a potentially costly all-out ground battle.

  • | Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 12:05am

    BOGOTA, Colombia — As peace talks in Colombia advanced over the past year, 7,000 rebel fighters began slowly emerging from their jungle hideouts hoping for, if not a hero’s welcome, at least an outstretched hand from fellow Colombians tired of a half century of bloody combat.

  • | Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 12:05am

    LONDON — Britain will trigger the formal process for leaving the European Union before the end of March, Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday, putting to rest weeks of speculation on the timing of the move.

  • | Posted: Oct 2 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT (AP) — Russia warned the United States Saturday against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East as government forces captured a hill on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo under the cover of airstrikes.

  • | Posted: Oct 2 2016 - 12:05am

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it drenched coastal Colombia and roared across the Caribbean on a course that threatened Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba.

  • | Posted: Oct 2 2016 - 12:05am

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, was remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango’s family.

  • | Posted: Sep 30 2016 - 12:05am

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis flocked to parliament Thursday to view the casket of Shimon Peres, paying final respects to the former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of his country.

  • | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 12:05am

    CARTAGENA, Colombia — Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening, ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless.

  • | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — Syria’s foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years.

  • | Posted: Sep 25 2016 - 12:05am

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — North Korea opened an air festival featuring sky diving, air force demonstrations and lots of beer Saturday to promote a newly renovated and upgraded airport in the coastal city of Wonsan, an area where it hopes to draw more foreign tourists.

  • | Posted: Sep 25 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.

  • | Posted: Sep 24 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — A fire at one of Iraq’s oil fields could hinder military and humanitarian efforts as operations to recapture the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul get underway.