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Yemen rebels beat, detain demonstrators in capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Rebels who control the Yemeni capital beat back dozens of people marching in protest against them on Wednesday, firing automatic rifles in the air and striking protesters with batons and knives.... 1/28/2015 8:02 PM

Venezuela's No. 2 distances himself from defecting bodyguard
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The powerful head of Venezuela's congress moved Wednesday to distance himself from a bodyguard who defected to the United States and reportedly has implicated his former boss as head of drug ring of political and military officials.... 1/28/2015 7:58 PM

Brazil's biggest city may cut water service to 2 days a week
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The worst drought to hit Brazil's biggest city in decades may leave residents with water service only two days a week.... 1/28/2015 7:51 PM

Libya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic State
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Militants loyal to the Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on a hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli, signaling an expansion of the jihadi group's reach in the chaotic North African state while raising questions about the extent of coordination with leaders in Syria and Iraq.... 1/28/2015 7:50 PM

Controversial French comic tells court he seeks peace
PARIS (AP) -- Controversial French comic Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala has told a court he wants "to make peace" with critics who have accused the 12-times convicted performer of anti-Semitism and inciting racial hatred.... 1/28/2015 7:46 PM

Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- Cuban President Raul Castro is demanding that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate it for damages before the two countries re-establish normal relations.... 1/28/2015 7:44 PM

Greece, eurozone creditors gear up for clash over bailout
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new radical left government has shot the first salvo in what is expected to be a tough clash with fellow eurozone countries over budget cuts that Athens says are choking the life out of its economy.... 1/28/2015 7:38 PM

UN can't reach residents of Islamic State's de facto capital
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations says it cannot deliver aid to 600,000 people in two Syrian cities controlled by the Islamic State group.... 1/28/2015 7:13 PM

Aide says Argentine prosecutor didn't trust security detail
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The man who gave prosecutor Alberto Nisman the gun that killed him said Wednesday that Nisman feared for the safety of his adult daughters and didn't trust the policemen protecting him.... 1/28/2015 7:00 PM

Egypt seeks to distance police from protester killing
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian government on Wednesday sought to distance the police from last weekend's shooting death of a female protester, saying a forensic examination showed she was killed by a type of projectile that is "absolutely" not used by security forces.... 1/28/2015 6:12 PM

Petrobras releases profit drop in 3rd quarter 2014
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's scandal-plagued state-run oil company Wednesday released its third quarter report for 2014, showing that profits dropped 9 percent compared to the same period in 2013.... 1/28/2015 6:00 PM

Workers at Britain's National Gallery vote for 5-day strike
LONDON (AP) -- Workers at Britain's National Gallery will be staging a five-day strike beginning next week in a dispute over whether some of its services should be run by an outside contractor.... 1/28/2015 5:45 PM

Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday.... 1/28/2015 5:43 PM

Google: YouTube is so overloaded staff cannot filter content
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist propaganda and hostage videos.... 1/28/2015 5:35 PM

Pet reptile not a lizard, Lithuanian student finds out
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn't a harmless lizard.... 1/28/2015 5:28 PM

Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday.... 1/28/2015 5:27 PM

More resignations at top of anti-Islam organization
BERLIN (AP) -- There's more trouble at the top for a German organization protesting the perceived "Islamization" of Europe.... 1/28/2015 5:23 PM

Amal Clooney on legal team in Armenian genocide case
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- Lawyer Amal Clooney went before Europe's top human rights court Wednesday to argue against a man convicted of denying the 1915 Armenian genocide.... 1/28/2015 5:15 PM

Iran names new UN envoy after earlier pick blocked
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry has named a new envoy to the United Nations after the U.S. declined to issue a visa to an earlier pick last year.... 1/28/2015 5:00 PM

'Selma' star supports Cumberbatch over "colored" comment
LONDON (AP) -- "Selma" star David Oyelowo has voiced his support for fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using the term "colored" in an interview.... 1/28/2015 4:46 PM



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