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Bulgaria extradites man suspected of link to French attacks

Bulgaria extradites man suspected of link to French attacks

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, police officers escort French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, center, inside a courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria. A Frenchman wanted in connection with deadly terrorist attacks in Paris was extradited on Thursday, Jan. 2…

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Worker dies on Taiwan film lot to be used for Scorsese movie

Worker dies on Taiwan film lot to be used for Scorsese movie

Police inspect a demolished film set where a worker died in an accident at a film lot during preparations for the shooting of a new Martin Scorsese movie titled "Silence," in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. One construction worker was killed and two others were injured after scaffol…

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Turkey Syria Kurds

Turkey Syria Kurds

Kurds wave the flags of outlawed rebel group of the PKK to celebrate in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, hours after Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extre…

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Turkey Syria Kurds

Turkey Syria Kurds

Kurds wave the flags of outlawed rebel group of the PKK to celebrate in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, hours after Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extre…

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Rebel killings of 44 commandos test Philippine peace deal

Rebel killings of 44 commandos test Philippine peace deal

Philippine Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, left, and Philippine National Police Deputy Director General Leonardo Espinal, right, listen to a reporter's questions during a news conference on Sunday's killing of at least 44 anti-terror commandos in the southern Philippines, …

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Rebel killings of 44 commandos test Philippine peace deal

Rebel killings of 44 commandos test Philippine peace deal

Members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Forces load bodies of police commandos into vehicles in Maguindanao, Philippines, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. More than 40 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which…

January 27, 2015 5:17 pmLoading…
Kurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian town

Kurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian town

Kurds wave the flags of outlawed rebel group of the PKK to celebrate in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, hours after Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extre…

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Kurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian town

Kurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian town

Kurds wave the flags of outlawed rebel group of the PKK to celebrate in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, hours after Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extre…

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AP PHOTOS: 10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years

AP PHOTOS: 10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 1961 file photo, World Heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson takes time from his usual training routine as he shovels snow at his Spring Valley, N.Y. training camp. More than 20 inches fell in the New York City region, with up to 40 inches in the central part of the sta…

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South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 looters make off with goods from a store in Soweto, South Africa. South African authorities have re-established order _ for now _ in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four p…

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South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 police arrest a man suspected of looting a store in Soweto, South Africa. South African authorities have re-established order _ for now _ in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in whic…

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Obama, Modi display bond, cite progress toward nuclear ties

Obama, Modi display bond, cite progress toward nuclear ties

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hand with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, upon arrival at the Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time an American leader has visited I…

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Obama, Modi display bond, cite progress toward nuclear ties

Obama, Modi display bond, cite progress toward nuclear ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama embrace, as first lady Michelle Obama speaks with an officer upon arrival at the Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked …

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Obama, Modi display bond, cite progress toward nuclear ties

Obama, Modi display bond, cite progress toward nuclear ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to the gathering at the Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time an…

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WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste'

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste'

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to offer floral tributes at the site where Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time an American leader has vis…

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WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste'

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste'

U.S. President Barack Obama offers floral tribute at the site where Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time an American leader has visited India …

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WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste'

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste'

U.S. President Barack Obama walks around the eternal flame at the site where Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time an American leader has visit…

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WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste'

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste'

U.S. President Barack Obama walks at the site where Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time an American leader has visited India twice during his…

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Obama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India

Obama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hand with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as first lady Michelle Obama stand beside them, upon arrival at the Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked…

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New generation enters line to Saudi throne as king mourned

New generation enters line to Saudi throne as king mourned

FILE - In this March 23, 2010 file photo, King Abdullah, center, of Saudi Arabia surround by Saudi top princes holds his sword as he takes part in the traditional Arda dance, or War dance, during the Janadriyah Festival of Heritage and Culture on the outskirts of Riyadh. On early Friday, Jan…

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SAfrica former police chief dies, was jailed for corruption

SAfrica former police chief dies, was jailed for corruption

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 file photo, South African former police commissioner Jackie Selebi attends his sentencing on corruption charges at the High Court in Johannesburg, South Africa. The family of South Africa’s former national police chief, Jackie Selebi, who was disgraced af…

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Saudi King Abdullah, a gradual modernizer, dead at 90

Saudi King Abdullah, a gradual modernizer, dead at 90

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 23, 2010 file photo, King Abdullah, right, holds his sword as he takes part in the traditional Arda dance (War dance) during the Janadriyah Festival of Heritage and Culture on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On early Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, Saudi state TV …

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153 arrested in South Africa looting

153 arrested in South Africa looting

Looters make off with goods from a store in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday, Jan 22, 2015. About 70 people in South Africa have been arrested because of violent protests and looting, much of which was aimed at shops owned by nationals from other African countries, local media reported Thursda…

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Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90

Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005 file photo, Saudi Arabia's new King Abdullah leaves after special prayers for late King Fahd at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's Turk bin Abdullah mosque. On early Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, Saudi state TV reported King Abdullah died at the age of 90. (AP Photo)

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Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90

Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90

FILE - In this Sunday, June 17, 2012 file photo, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, center, with other royal family princes, attends the funeral of his half brother Saudi late Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud inside the Grand Mosque, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. On early Fri…

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S. Sudan gov't and rebels agree to re-unify political party

S. Sudan gov't and rebels agree to re-unify political party

In this photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, shakes hands with rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar, right, as Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete, center, looks on after signing an agreement at the end of talks in Arusha, Tanzania. So…

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S. Sudan gov't and rebels agree to re-unify political party

S. Sudan gov't and rebels agree to re-unify political party

In this photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, shakes hands with rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar, right, after signing an agreement at the end of talks in Arusha, Tanzania. South Sudan's warring factions have agreed to reunify their…

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Indonesian divers recover 6 more bodies from AirAsia crash

Indonesian divers recover 6 more bodies from AirAsia crash

Indonesian military personnel unload the bodies believed to be the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 from a helicopter at Iskandar Airport in Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Indonesian divers retrieved Thursday six more bodies from waters around the sunken fus…

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4 Shanghai officials fired in deadly New Year's Eve stampede

4 Shanghai officials fired in deadly New Year's Eve stampede

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, a woman, third from left, grieves as she is comforted by other relatives of a New Year's Eve stampede victim at the site of the tragic accident in Shanghai, China. Shanghai sacked four top district officials for insufficient preparation and re…

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Religion news in brief

Religion news in brief

FILE - This file photo taken in 2004 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, shows one of the pages of the original 12th century religious Calixtinus Codex manuscript exhibited in the cathedral. A former electrician for Spain’s famed cathedral in Santiago de Compostela is on trial for his alleged …

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A look at the suspects in the Paris terror investigation

A look at the suspects in the Paris terror investigation

Police officers guard French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, 2nd left, inside the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Haskovo regional court approved the European arrest warrant against Joachin issued by a Paris court, so that the French citiz…

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Anti-graft watchdog slams Turkish corruption vote

Anti-graft watchdog slams Turkish corruption vote

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, lawmakers and officials from the main opposition Republican People's Party, CHP, carry posters with images of Turkey's former Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, second right, former Urban Planning and Environment Minister Erdogan Bayraktar, right, forme…

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Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2012 file photo, freelance British photojournalist John Cantlie poses with a Free Syrian Army rebel in Aleppo, Syria. The British photojournalist has been used by the Islamic State group to take on the role of a war correspondent. He has appeared in several videos del…

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Turkish graft probe nears final chapter with parliament vote

Turkish graft probe nears final chapter with parliament vote

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2013 file photo, Turkey's Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, right, Interior Minister Muammer Guler, center, and EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis speak at the Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey’s parliament is preparing to vote on corruption allegations Tuesday,…

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Turkish graft probe nears final chapter with parliament vote

Turkish graft probe nears final chapter with parliament vote

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2013 file photo, Turkey's Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, right, Urban Planning and Environment Minister Erdogan Bayraktar, second right, Interior Minister Muammer Guler, second left, and EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis salute supporers at the Esenboga Airport, Anka…

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Global economy squeezed by worsening slowdown in China

Global economy squeezed by worsening slowdown in China

Women work at a garment factory in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. China's economic growth slowed to 7.4 percent last year, the weakest expansion in more than two decades. The numbers released Tuesday, are still miles ahead of growth rates in major industria…

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Church electrician: Can't remember Codex stealing confession

Church electrician: Can't remember Codex stealing confession

FILE - In this July 7, 2011 file photo, Jose Maria Diaz, the Dean of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, left, poses by a replica of the 12th century religious Calixtinus Codex manuscript on display in the cathedral. A former electrician for Spain’s famed cathedral in Santiago de Compos…

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Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

Police officers guard French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, center, inside the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Haskovo regional court approved the European arrest warrant against Joachin issued by a Paris court, so that the French citizen…

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Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

Police officers guard French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, center, inside the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Haskovo regional court approved the European arrest warrant against Joachin issued by a Paris court, so that the French citizen…

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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Pope Francis waves to faithful from his car as he leaves the St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Pope Francis flew home Monday after a weeklong trip to Asia, where he called for unity in Sri Lanka after a civil war and asked Filipinos to be "missionaries of the faith" in …

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4 Muslims killed in Hindu-Muslim clash in northern India

4 Muslims killed in Hindu-Muslim clash in northern India

In this Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 photo, the remains of burnt and ransacked huts still smolder in a village following a clash between two communities in a village, nearly 105 kilometers (65 miles) north of Patna, the Indian capital of Bihar state. At least four Muslims were burned to death Sunda…

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Afghans protest French weekly's prophet cover for third day

Afghans protest French weekly's prophet cover for third day

Afghan university students chant slogans during a protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo)

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Afghans protest French weekly's prophet cover for third day

Afghans protest French weekly's prophet cover for third day

Afghan university students chant slogans during a protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Arial view of the masses who crowd the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, USA, in their freedom march during the historic speech of Dr. Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream" August 28, 1963. (AP Photo/Str)

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Pope braves approaching storm to comfort typhoon victims

Pope braves approaching storm to comfort typhoon victims

A private jet carrying several Philippine Cabinet officials who accompanied Pope Francis to Leyte rests on the side of the runway after it blew its front tires during takeoff following the pope's plane and veered off the runway in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. There were no…

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Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

Police officers guard French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, center, inside the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. A Bulgarian court considers on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to the Kouachi bro…

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Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

Police officers guard French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, center, inside the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. A Bulgarian court considers on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to the Kouachi brot…

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Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

Police officers escort French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, right, to the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. A Bulgarian court considers on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to the Kouachi brothers…

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Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

Bulgaria to extradite French terrorist suspect

A police officer guards French citizen, Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, inside the courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. A Bulgarian court considers on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to Kouachi brothers who …

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Birthday: Richard Lester

Birthday: Richard Lester

Movie director Richard Lester is 83.

January 15, 2015 1:51 pmLoading…

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