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Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

January 31, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the... more »»

Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

January 31, 2015

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. more »»

Spanish radical left party gets boost with huge Madrid rally

January 31, 2015

MADRID (AP) — At least 100,000 people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in... more »»

Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president

January 31, 2015

ROME (AP) — Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy's president in the third day of balloting by... more »»

South Africa riots raise worry about anti-foreign sentiment

January 31, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African youths recently swept through an intersection in the heart of Soweto township, breaking into immigrant-owned shops and grabbing whatever they could — soda, a loa... more »»

Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

January 31, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday. more »»

Former German president Richard von Weizsaecker dies at 94

January 31, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who declared Germany's World War II surrender a "day of liberation" for his country as he urged it to confront the Nazi past, and... more »»

Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

January 31, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again. more »»

Bahrain revokes citizenship of IS group ideologue

January 31, 2015

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahraini authorities say they have stripped the citizenship of a senior member of the Islamic State militant group and dozens of other peopl. more »»

Vatican hits sour note with women, but progress may come

January 31, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet promo video came under such ridicule... more »»

Germany's Merkel says she doesn't see another Greek debt cut

January 31, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the refusal of Greece's European creditors to consider forgiving part of the debt-ridden country's rescue loans, though she stressed i... more »»

China offers up to $50K in cash for terror tips in Tibet

January 31, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are offering up to 300,000 yuan ($50,000) for tips on terrorism activities in the Himalayan region of Tibet, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday. more »»

Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

January 31, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's idea. more »»

Family, diplomats say no new word on Islamic State hostages

January 31, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The family of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the Islamic State group said Saturday it has received no word on his fate since the militants threatened to kill him earlier... more »»

Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

January 31, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. more »»

Anger, mourning in Pakistan after mosque bombing kills 59

January 31, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiites across Pakistan mourned and protested Saturday after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in the country killed at least 59 people. more »»

5 given preliminary charges over jihadi network in France

January 31, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have laid preliminary charges against five men suspected of involvement in a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town from where several youths went to... more »»

Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid

January 31, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted... more »»

Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

January 31, 2015

CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports... more »»

Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

January 31, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as... more »»

 
 
 

 

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