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Wife of Japanese hostage appeals for his release
TOKYO (AP) -- The wife of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto has made her first public appeal for her husband's life.... 1/29/2015 5:29 PM

Bosnian presidency adopts plan on how to get closer to EU
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Bosnia's Presidency has adopted a document approving a reform plan that would unblock the country's path toward EU membership.... 1/29/2015 5:24 PM

Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.... 1/29/2015 5:19 PM

Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.... 1/29/2015 5:12 PM

Argentina buries prosecutor who accused gov't of cover-up
BUENOS AIRES (AP) -- Argentina has buried the prosecutor who was found dead after alleging President Cristina Fernandez protected those responsible for the country's worst terrorist attack.... 1/29/2015 5:12 PM

Ice, snow hit Britain, closing Manchester Airport
LONDON (AP) -- Ice and snow have caused travel disruptions in England and Scotland, forcing Manchester Airport to close temporarily and canceling dozens of train services.... 1/29/2015 5:09 PM

Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas
JALINGO, Nigeria (AP) -- Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt.... 1/29/2015 5:02 PM

Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital, at least 4 dead
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three adults and one baby and injuring dozens.... 1/29/2015 5:01 PM

Jewish leader triggers alarm at Auschwitz, held by police
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The head of Rome's Jewish community, whose grandparents were killed at Auschwitz, visited the former Nazi death camp to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its liberation. He ended up spending the night at the police station after triggering an alarm.... 1/29/2015 5:00 PM

Syria talks in Moscow end without visible results
MOSCOW (AP) -- Representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition wrapped up four days of consultations in Moscow on Thursday with a general statement avoiding any of the difficult issues surrounding the country's nearly four-year civil war.... 1/29/2015 4:54 PM

Portugal approves citizenship plan for Sephardic Jews
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Five centuries after burning thousands of Jews at the stake, forcing them to convert to Christianity or expelling them, Portugal is granting citizenship rights to their descendants as part of an attempt to make amends.... 1/29/2015 4:54 PM

Lawyers seek review of ICC refusal to probe Gaza flotilla
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Lawyers called Thursday for a review of the International Criminal Court prosecutor's decision not to investigate the storming by Israel of an aid flotilla that was heading to Gaza.... 1/29/2015 4:46 PM

Jamaican charged with killing US retiree who lived on island
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A Jamaican man has been arrested and charged with the killing of a retired teacher from New Jersey who had a second home on the Caribbean island.... 1/29/2015 4:43 PM

Milan Expo 2015 tightening security after Paris attacks
MILAN (AP) -- Expo 2015 officials have heightened security measures surrounding the world's fair in Milan, which is expected to attract more than 20 million visitors over six months, following the terror attacks in Paris, the event's commissioner said Thursday.... 1/29/2015 4:41 PM

Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east
ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's military has acknowledged that Russia-backed separatists have overrun another town in their onslaught against government troops in the east of the country.... 1/29/2015 4:39 PM

Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group.... 1/29/2015 4:38 PM

Worker dies on Taiwan film lot to be used for Scorsese movie
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A worker was killed in an accident Thursday at a Taiwanese film lot during preparations for the shooting of a new Martin Scorsese movie, media reports said.... 1/29/2015 4:37 PM

EU official expects clashes but no rash actions from Athens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country's bailout, but no rash actions from Athens.... 1/29/2015 4:31 PM

UK government: Data from police killings probes lost in mail
LONDON (AP) -- Copies of files from three judge-led inquiries - two of them into killings by police - have been lost in the mail, the British government said Thursday.... 1/29/2015 4:30 PM

Egyptian women rally to denounce killing of female protester
CAIRO (AP) -- Dozens of Egyptian women rallied Thursday to protest the killing of a female protester during a peaceful protest last week, accusing the police of shooting her and demanding her killers be brought to justice.... 1/29/2015 4:27 PM

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