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3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing

FARINDOLA, Italy -- Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster.

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Little is known on status of US student held in NK

CINCINNATI -- There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained in North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development.

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European nationalists flaunt strength, buoyed by Trump win

KOBLENZ, Germany -- European nationalist leaders came together Saturday in a show of strength at the start of a year of big election tests, celebrating Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president and declaring themselves a realistic alternative to the continent's governments.

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Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?

SYDNEY -- Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible -- and arguably most important -- clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves.

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'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

FARINDOLA, Italy -- After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies.

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IMF boosts growth forecast for US

WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump's policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. But officials warned that if Trump's protectionist trade proposals set off a trade war, that could be "quite destructive" for the global economy.

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World diplomats tell Trump, Israel: Mideast needs peace

PARIS -- Sending a forceful message to Israel's prime minister and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries called Sunday on Israel and the Palestinians to revive work toward long-elusive peace -- including an independent Palestinian state.

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Iraq makes swift territorial gains against IS in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq -- Iraqi forces have won a string of swift territorial gains in Mosul in the fight against the Islamic State group after months of slow progress, with a senior officer on Saturday laying claim to a cluster of buildings inside Mosul University and another edge of a bridge.

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