|Avalanche hits Italian hotel, many feared dead under snow|
PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - A huge avalanche ploughed into a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rattled the area, and up to 30 people might be buried under the snow, officials said on Thursday.
|UK PM May says Britain faces momentous change as it leaves EU|
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Britain is facing a period of momentous change following its decision to leave the European Union and will need to forge a new role in the world, Prime Minister Theresa May told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.
|Rescue teams search for trapped firefighters after Iran building collapse|
ANKARA (Reuters) - Rescue teams were searching on Thursday for at least 25 trapped firefighters and medics treated dozens of casualties after a blazing high-rise building collapsed in downtown Tehran, the city's mayor said.
|Kremlin hits out at Obama, says was always ready for nuclear arms cuts|
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Thursday disputed a statement by outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama on nuclear arms cuts, saying Russia had always been ready to consider making proportional cuts to its arsenal.
|Web of investigations entangles Israel's 'King Bibi'|
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu has spent 30 years in public office, including 11 years as Israel's prime minister, but this year his political future is being called into question as seldom before.
|Iraqi sheep, locals, environment suffer Islamic State oil fires|
QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Shepherds herd blackened flocks through the Iraqi desert. Locals cough and wheeze under vast clouds of smoke, and NASA images show oil threatening to encroach on the Tigris River, a major water source.
|French Socialists still trail four other Presidential candidates as primary approaches: poll|
PARIS (Reuters) - France's Socialists still trail well behind four other main candidates for the French presidency days ahead of the first round of the party's presidential primary, according to extracts from a new opinion poll published by Le Monde.
|Syria's Assad hopes for 'reconciliation' deals from Astana talks|
|Indonesia jails Briton for sexually abusing teen|
|West African forces poised for Gambia intervention as leader's mandate ends|