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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