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Father of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopeful

Father of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopeful

TOKYO (AP) — The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly killed by Islamic State militants says he's hoping deep in his heart that the news…

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Abe 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage dead

Abe 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage dead

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of th…

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Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mar…

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Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

MADRID (AP) — Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly h…

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Zambia: Ruling party candidate wins presidential election

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The candidate from the ruling Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu, has won Zambia's presidential election called after Presiden…

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US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

MIAMI (AP) — A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from t…

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British Airways parent makes 3rd takeover bid for Aer Lingus

British Airways parent makes 3rd takeover bid for Aer Lingus

DUBLIN (AP) — Officials say the parent company of British Airways has made a third, improved takeover approach to Irish airline Aer Lingus and…

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Leftists ahead in last polls before Greek national election

Leftists ahead in last polls before Greek national election

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Syriza, the radical left-wing party that has vowed to rewrite the terms of the country's international bailout and end h…

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Japan, US condemn apparent execution

Japan, US condemn apparent execution

TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angrily demanded Sunday that the extremist Islamic State group release a Japanese journalist it is holding h…

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Kerry to visit Nigeria ahead of election

Kerry to visit Nigeria ahead of election

ZURICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's plan to stop in Nigeria for meetings with the two leading candidates in the upcoming presid…

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Late Saudi king's daughters living under house arrest

The late Saudi King Abdullah has been lionized by politicians around the world. En route to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, U.…

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Obama says terror group has killed hostage; others doubtful

Obama says terror group has killed hostage; others doubtful

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama is condemning what he calls "the brutal murder" of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic …

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Thousands protest in Kosovo, demand Serb minister be fired

Thousands protest in Kosovo, demand Serb minister be fired

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Thousands of ethnic Albanians protested in Kosovo's capital Saturday against a minority Serb politician's denial of wa…

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Election measure being withdrawn after Congo unrest

Election measure being withdrawn after Congo unrest

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The head of Congo's parliament says a controversial measure that led to violent street protests in the enormous country…

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Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen

Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in protest on Saturday against Shiite rebels who hold the capital, amid a power vacuu…

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Protester shot dead at leftist party march in central Cairo

CAIRO (AP) — A female protester was shot dead by police at a march in downtown Cairo Saturday, her political party said in a statement.

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Tens of thousands protest after Yemen president resigns

SANAA, Yemen — Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in protest on Saturday against Shiite rebels who hold the capital, amid a power vacuum in …

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Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the …

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Libyan extremist group says leader has been killed

CAIRO (AP) — Benghazi-based extremist Islamic militant group Ansar al-Shariah said Saturday its leader Mohammed al-Zahawi has been killed.

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Expert says King Tut mask can be restored after epoxy used

Expert says King Tut mask can be restored after epoxy used

CAIRO (AP) — Epoxy used to glue a blue and gold braided beard back on to the burial mask of Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun can be removed and …

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1st attempt to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane fails

1st attempt to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane fails

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner nearly to the water's surface before i…

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Obama to shorten India trip for Saudi Arabia

Obama to shorten India trip for Saudi Arabia

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — President Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of Kin…

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Spanish woman who beat Ebola but had dog killed adopts pet

MADRID (AP) — An animal rescue center says a Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola only to discover that authorities had killed her dog as …

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Death of prosecutor hits Argentina, could affect its future

Death of prosecutor hits Argentina, could affect its future

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Faced with one of the biggest crises of her presidency, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has given her co…

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Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes' remains

Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes' remains

MADRID (AP) — Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-…

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