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Philippine volcano spreads lava almost 2 miles from crater
(AP Photo - Bullit Marquez)
By BULLIT MARQUEZ
From Associated Press
January 23, 2018 11:04 PM EST

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — Lava fountaining regularly from the Philippines' most active volcano has flowed up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The embezzlement trial began Wednesday for a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis got an up-close look at Indonesian commandos — including soldiers walking on fire and breaking bricks with their heads.

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the last few years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group.

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it's ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country's military.

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — AP photographer Manish Swarup has been capturing imagery of the struggles of the more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslims now living in sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh.

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said.

WASHINGTON (AP) — One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags for Switzerland: How will the Diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the Champagne-sipping globalists he'll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos? American presidents tend to shun the Davos diplomacy scene, a glitzy annual gathering at a Swiss Alpine resort that for nearly 50 years has drawn politicians, CEOs and celebrities to ponder public policy and global cooperation.

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to meet with world leaders, dine with business executives and declare America "open for business" during his trip to the Davos summit.

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and chemical weapons in Syria (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Russia's U.N.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence placed his hand on the hallowed Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday as he wrapped up a four-day trip to the Mideast that ended with Palestinians still fuming over the Trump administration's decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say American airstrikes in Syria on Saturday killed up to 150 Islamic State fighters in a command center in the Middle Euphrates River Valley.

BEIRUT (AP) — France and the United States on Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its offensive against a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria, where the U.N.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister has visited Vietnam, seeking to expand military ties with Moscow's Cold War-era ally. Sergei Shoigu hailed Vietnam as a "reliable longtime friend" during the talks in Hanoi.

CAIRO (AP) — Less than two weeks after announcing his candidacy, Egypt's former chief of staff was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of incitement against the armed forces and other charges in what appeared to be a calculated move to force out the last potentially serious challenger to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist, has died after a decade-long fight with cancer.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Culture Ministry banned a satirical film about Soviet leader Josef Stalin's death from movie theaters Tuesday following criticism from communists and others that the British-French production made a mockery of Russian history.

JERUSALEM (AP) — The bitter divisions in the United States are being felt across the world in the Middle East, where Israel is emerging as an increasingly partisan issue in the Trump era.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq hopes to raise billions of dollars at a conference next month to fund reconstruction after its costly war against the Islamic State group, but many fear the country's endemic corruption could undermine the appeal.

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Fadi Khoury was shopping with his wife and three-year-old boy in Damascus when the barrage of mortars crashed around them, severely wounding the couple and killing their only child.

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's president says he loves President Donald Trump and that he should be praised for not mincing words.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it "devastating" because Trump went where no administration had gone before.

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congolese security forces shot at United Nations human rights monitors and used excessive force against anti-government protesters on Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring at least 68 others, the U.N.

KASUR, Pakistan (AP) — The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by a suspected serial predator and generating outrage at a culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Multiple American citizens were among the dead and wounded in the Taliban's 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in the capital Kabul over the weekend that left 22 dead, the U.S.