The avalanche followed a series of earthquakes. Alpine rescue teams reached the hotel overnight and rescue vehicles are arriving to join the effort.
Blogger Alexander Lapshin was arrested after visiting the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory; Azerbaijan is seeking extradition.
During a debate among seven of the leading contenders to lead the Democratic Party, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison was uniformly defended by his colleagues.
300 U.S. Marines arrived in Norway this week, marking the first time since World War II that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed in NATO country.
The Plasco building is an iconic presence on the Tehran skyline and was built in the early 1960s by an Iranian-Jewish businessman.
Nisman, the late special prosecutor into the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center, died under mysterious circumstances. Authorities are still investigating whether his death was murder or suicide.
Beijing says it has no hostile intent, but has been involved in diplomatic spat with Washington over ship and aircraft patrols in the South China Sea.
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