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AP Interview: Iraq 'sleeper cells' fight Islamic State group
BAGHDAD (AP) -- "Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press.... 1/26/2015 2:31 PM

Renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek singer Demis Roussos, whose often high-pitched pop serenades won him household recognition in the 1970s and 1980s across Europe and beyond and who sold more than 60 million records, has died in Athens at the age of 68, a hospital confirmed Monday.... 1/26/2015 2:29 PM

Libya official says kidnapped deputy foreign minister freed
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- A security official says the deputy foreign minister of Libya's internationally-recognized government has been released after being kidnapped a day earlier.... 1/26/2015 2:23 PM

Tsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister Monday after forming a surprise alliance with a small right-wing nationalist party Independent Greeks, signaling possible confrontation over the country's bailout.... 1/26/2015 2:22 PM

Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend.... 1/26/2015 2:15 PM

Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.... 1/26/2015 2:13 PM

Trainor and Styles write a duet about heartbreak
LONDON (AP) -- Meghan Trainor and Harry Styles have put their heartbreak into a duet.... 1/26/2015 2:02 PM

Malaysia Air site hacked, some customer data appears online
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack.... 1/26/2015 1:56 PM

Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison
CAIRO (AP) -- The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said.... 1/26/2015 1:47 PM

Russian security forces raid independent Crimean TV station
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian security forces raided independent Crimean television station ATR on Monday, seizing equipment and telling employees they were looking for archival footage of an anti-Russia protest last year, station officials said.... 1/26/2015 1:38 PM

Commander in Joseph Kony's feared militia appears in court
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia is making his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge.... 1/26/2015 1:28 PM

Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani
BEIRUT (AP) -- Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat.... 1/26/2015 1:24 PM

2 Malian troops killed, 3 wounded in ambush in north
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- At least two soldiers were killed in an ambush in Mali's north, an army official said Monday.... 1/26/2015 1:23 PM

Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban
HAVANA (AP) -- Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access.... 1/26/2015 1:19 PM

Spain: Cervantes searchers find casket with his initials
MADRID (AP) -- Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones in and around them in a crypt underneath the chapel of a cloistered convent in Madrid.... 1/26/2015 1:17 PM

8 kidnapped Central African officials are freed
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Eight Central African Republic officials kidnapped by members of the country's former rebel coalition have been freed, one of the officials said Monday.... 1/26/2015 1:17 PM

Markets shrug off victory of Greek anti-austerity party
LONDON (AP) -- Global financial markets shrugged off the election victory of an anti-austerity party in Greece, with most investors appearing to conclude on Monday that it is unlikely to lead the country to fall out of the euro.... 1/26/2015 1:13 PM

Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- The voice of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire of the former Nazi death camp, with one survivor crying out in a pained voice: "I don't want to come here anymore!"... 1/26/2015 1:00 PM

Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country's first case that came to trial over the widespread practice, defense lawyers said.... 1/26/2015 1:00 PM

Church of England consecrates first female bishop
LONDON (AP) -- Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop.... 1/26/2015 12:58 PM

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