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Eight survivors found after massive Italy avalanche
PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - Eight people were found alive on Friday two days after being buried under a massive avalanche that hit a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy, a Civil Protection official said.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to appear in New York court on Friday
NEW YORK CITY (Reuters) - Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to appear in a court in New York on Friday, shortly after his surprise extradition from Mexico ended a decades-long career in drug-trafficking, dare-devil jail breaks and murder.

Four dead, more than 20 hurt when driver ploughs into Australian pedestrians
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A man deliberately drove into pedestrians, killing four and injuring more than 20, in the center of Australia's second largest city of Melbourne on Friday, but police said the incident was not terrorism-related.

Syrian rebels bitterly divided before new peace talks
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's opponents appear more divided than ever as they prepare for peace talks next week, demoralized by their defeat in Aleppo and unable to unite into a single force to defend their remaining territory.

Amid tension, Taiwan says wants 'new era' of peace with China
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan aspires to create a "new era" of peace with China as military action cannot resolve problems, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to Pope Francis, lauding Taipei's peaceful intentions at a time of tension with Beijing.

Germany says U.S. under Trump must abide by trade deals
BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States must stick to international agreements under the presidency of Donald Trump, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday, adding that he did not expect a major trade war despite Trump's attack on German car makers.