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Colombia angers Venezuela with call to free jailed opponent
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is taking a tougher line with Venezuela's socialist government, urging it to free a prominent opposition leader.... 1/27/2015 11:46 PM

Argentine Jewish groups boycott commemoration in protest
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Jewish groups boycotted the Argentine government's Holocaust Day commemoration Tuesday in protest over the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while skepticism grew over President Cristina Fernandez's plan to reform intelligence services that she has suggested were behind the prosecutor's death.... 1/27/2015 11:31 PM

Mexico: Investigation shows that all 43 students are dead
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said Tuesday.... 1/27/2015 11:25 PM

Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken about their concern over the "significant increase in violence" in eastern Ukraine.... 1/27/2015 11:21 PM

Kristen Stewart, Robin Wright hit politically-minded couture
PARIS (AP) -- "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart stunned crowds at Chanel's Paris couture show Tuesday, revealing an edgy bob in a white Chanel sleeveless mini-dress that showed the 24-year-old is fashion savvy beyond her age.... 1/27/2015 11:03 PM

Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends ties to kingdom
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the new monarch.... 1/27/2015 10:59 PM

5 foreigners killed in Libya
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Officials say five foreigners, an American, a French national and three citizens of former Soviet republics, died when gunman stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital.... 1/27/2015 10:53 PM

UN: 3 killed, 13 hurt in northern Mali protest
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- U.N. peacekeepers said they fired tear gas and warning shots on Tuesday to disperse a protest that had degenerated into violence outside one of their bases in northern Mali. Three people were killed and several wounded, including some by gunfire, the force said.... 1/27/2015 9:55 PM

Leader of Yemen's rebels urges 'peaceful transfer of power'
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The leader of Shiite rebels who control the Yemeni capital called for a "peaceful transfer of power" on Tuesday, after his forces released a presidential aide whose abduction set in motion a violent escalation that led to the resignation of the president and the government.... 1/27/2015 9:54 PM

Venezuelan officials reject allegation of drug trafficking
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan officials on Tuesday denounced a report that links the head of the socialist South American country's congress to the drug trade.... 1/27/2015 9:28 PM

Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages
BEIRUT (AP) -- Secret talks were underway Tuesday in Jordan in the presence of a Japanese envoy to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State extremists and purportedly threatened with death within 24 hours.... 1/27/2015 9:23 PM

Memoir 'H is for Hawk' wins Britain's Costa book prize
LONDON (AP) -- Helen Macdonald's account of how training a hawk helped her cope with grief has won Britain's Costa Book of the Year prize.... 1/27/2015 9:03 PM

Reports: Russian bank chief kills 3 colleagues, himself
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian news reports say that a manager at the Central Bank's branch in a far eastern city has killed three colleagues and then himself after losing his job.... 1/27/2015 9:00 PM

Egypt's police criticized over death of female protester
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also hampered efforts to save her life by ignoring pleas to let an ambulance take her away.... 1/27/2015 8:58 PM

A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails
BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) -- On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa's poorest countries into the world's first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to help Liberia collapsed amid questionable business decisions and oversight.... 1/27/2015 8:44 PM

What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?... 1/27/2015 8:37 PM

Brazilian police searching for stolen goods find 2 tanks
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian police raid to recover stolen cars and cargo came up with a more interesting find: two war tanks.... 1/27/2015 8:34 PM

Somali prime minister appoints new Cabinet
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's prime minister has unveiled his Cabinet weeks after he withdrew his initial line-up following opposition by the parliament.... 1/27/2015 8:26 PM

British born Israeli journalist David Landau dead at 67
JERUSALEM (AP) -- David Landau, a British born author and journalist who was a former editor-in-chief of Israel's Haaretz newspaper and also worked for the Jerusalem Post, has died. He was 67.... 1/27/2015 8:24 PM

Iran says it sent warning to Israel via US officials
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Tehran said Tuesday it sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria, the official IRNA news agency reported.... 1/27/2015 7:24 PM

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