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South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- 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 people were killed.... 1/25/2015 4:41 PM

Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.... 1/25/2015 4:40 PM

Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts.... 1/25/2015 4:34 PM

Turkish president in Somalia to launch development projects
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Under tight security Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sunday launched development projects sponsored by his government including an airport terminal in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.... 1/25/2015 4:30 PM

Rally by German anti-Islam group PEGIDA draws smaller crowds
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- A group protesting against the perceived "Islamization of the West" mustered fewer supporters than previously, with police in the eastern city of Dresden estimating that about 17,300 people took part in the demonstration Sunday.... 1/25/2015 4:30 PM

Egypt: 13 killed in clashes between Islamists, police
CAIRO (AP) -- Supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist President fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of country's 2011 uprising, as clashes left 13 people dead and dozens injured. Another two people died when an explosive device they were planting under a high-voltage tower in the Nile Delta exploded prematurely, security officials said.... 1/25/2015 4:28 PM

Obama, Modi display bond, cite progress toward nuclear ties
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Seizing on their personal bond, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday they had made progress on nuclear cooperation and climate change, with Obama declaring a "breakthrough understanding" in efforts to free U.S. investment in nuclear energy development in India.... 1/25/2015 4:05 PM

30 Filipino police commandos killed in clash with rebels
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Filipino forces in many years, officials said.... 1/25/2015 3:53 PM

Zambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday.... 1/25/2015 3:51 PM

Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Hundreds of people have protested in Romania against high repayments for Swiss franc loans, blaming the banks for offering deceptively cheap loans and calling on the government to regulate hard currency loans.... 1/25/2015 3:39 PM

French arrests raise question: Is free speech for all?
LONDON (AP) -- When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech.... 1/25/2015 3:24 PM

Swiss Guard's cookbook reveals Vatican culinary treats
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world's smallest army eat?... 1/25/2015 3:15 PM

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt: Officials raise to 9 death toll in clashes between Islamists, police in Cairo district.... 1/25/2015 2:56 PM

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russian-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people, President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday during an emergency meeting of his Security Council.... 1/25/2015 2:52 PM

Thousands of Spaniards protest proposed security law
MADRID (AP) -- Thousands of protesters are marching in Spanish cities to express their opposition to a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offenses like demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations.... 1/25/2015 2:37 PM

WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.... 1/25/2015 2:21 PM

Norway frees Iraq cleric after prison term for death threats
HELSINKI (AP) -- An Iraqi-born cleric convicted of making death threats against a Norwegian politician and intimidating witnesses has walked free from prison.... 1/25/2015 2:11 PM

After dove debacle, Vatican makes balloons new peace symbol
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Dove lovers, rejoice.... 1/25/2015 2:03 PM

Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages
TOKYO (AP) -- From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.... 1/25/2015 1:37 PM

Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) -- The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke.... 1/25/2015 1:29 PM

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