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Survivor rescued 13 days after deadly Ecuador quake

Crews have rescued a 72-year-old survivor of Ecuador's deadly earthquake almost two weeks after it struck the South American country, Venezuela announced Saturday.

84 migrants still missing after boat sinks off Libya: IOM

Eighty-four migrants are still missing after an inflatable craft sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors cited by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Saturday.

Obama takes final bow at star-studded Washington dinner

With seven performances under his belt, U.S. President Barack Obama will try one last time to bring the house down at the annual White House correspondents' dinner on Saturday, a night of playful ribbing of both politicians and the news media.

Kenya torches world's biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

Eleven giant pyres of tusks went up in smoke Saturday as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants.

Putin reshuffles Russia's law enforcement structures

Russia's President Vladimir Putin fired several high-ranking law enforcement officials on Saturday in one of the biggest overhauls of the country's power structures in recent years.

China says Japan ties should be based on cooperation, not confrontation

BEIJING - China's relations with Japan should be based on cooperation not confrontation, China's foreign minister told his Japanese counterpart on Saturday, adding that China would judge Japan's desire to improve ties depending on its actions.

Search for survivors after Kenya building collapse

NAIROBI, Kenya - Rescue teams were Saturday searching for survivors after a seven-storey building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi due to flooding, the Red Cross said, with 45 people already pulled alive from the rubble.
 

UN council discusses move to enforce North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS, United States - UN Security Council diplomats were negotiating a draft statement on Friday that would push for tough sanctions on North Korea to be enforced worldwide after Pyongyang's latest test-firing of medium-range missiles.

China rejects Hong Kong port call by US carrier: Pentagon

WASHINGTON, United States - China has denied the US aircraft carrier USS Stennis and accompanying naval vessels permission to make a port call in Hong Kong, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

US Navy commander sentenced to prison in wide-ranging bribery scandal

LOS ANGELES - A high-profile U.S. Navy commander who pleaded guilty to accepting paid travel, prostitutes and Lady Gaga concert tickets from a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for classified information was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison.