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Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter
CAIRO (AP) -- A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups.... 2/2/2015 2:11 AM

Reporter freed from Egypt jail wants colleagues released
SYDNEY (AP) -- For more than a year, the parents of jailed Al-Jazeera English journalist Peter Greste kept up a relentless, resolute campaign to free their Australian son from an Egyptian prison. Over and over, they slid behind a microphone-laden table to face hordes of journalists at regular news conferences, pleading for Greste's freedom even as their hearts were repeatedly broken by false rumors of his release.... 2/2/2015 1:56 AM

Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
TOKYO (AP) -- The wife of slain Japanese hostage Kenji Goto said Monday she is devastated but proud of her husband, who was beheaded by Islamic State extremists.... 2/2/2015 1:52 AM

1 hurt as small blasts rattle Bangkok mall shoppers
BANGKOK (AP) -- Police in Thailand on Monday were investigating a pair of bombings outside a luxury shopping mall in the heart of Bangkok, the first such violence reported in the capital since last year's army coup.... 2/2/2015 1:45 AM

2 Australian ministers brush off leadership speculation
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Two senior Australian government ministers on Monday brushed off reports that they might challenge Prime Minister Tony Abbott's leadership as an opinion poll showed a further fall in his popularity.... 2/2/2015 1:27 AM

South Sudan's warring factions sign another peace deal
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- South Sudan's warring factions have signed another peace deal to end hostilities.... 2/2/2015 12:55 AM

France offers support for Greece amid bailout tensions
PARIS (AP) -- France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability.... 2/1/2015 9:15 PM

Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight
SVYATOHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) -- As fighting escalates around the town Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, a growing wave of civilians are fleeing their homes, taking the risk of being struck by stray projectiles on their way, and often leaving family members behind.... 2/1/2015 8:32 PM

Rights group: Egypt covering up protester deaths
CAIRO (AP) -- Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week.... 2/1/2015 7:04 PM

Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His two colleagues remain in prison. Here is a look at the biographies of the three:... 2/1/2015 6:39 PM

Hungarians protest against premier's dealings with Putin
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Thousands of protesters demanded the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government Sunday, a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.... 2/1/2015 6:24 PM

Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants.... 2/1/2015 6:21 PM

Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- A protester was tackled on court by a security guard during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a brief delay in play during the second set.... 2/1/2015 3:46 PM

A look at Egypt's Al-Jazeera English Trial
CAIRO (AP) -- Here is a look at the major events in the arrest and trial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year:... 2/1/2015 3:29 PM

Flash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Flash floods caused by heavy rains have hit northwestern Greece and southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers Sunday and destroying a famous 18th-century stone bridge.... 2/1/2015 3:23 PM

DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Al-Jazeera welcomes Egypt's release of reporter Peter Greste, presses for colleagues' freedom.... 2/1/2015 3:13 PM

Pope to visit Sarajevo to boost 'brotherhood and peace'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he will visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in hopes of boosting efforts toward brotherhood in the country that was ravaged by war two decades ago.... 2/1/2015 3:06 PM

Bomb on bus in central Damascus kills 7
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A bomb placed on a bus ferrying Lebanese pilgrims around Shiite holy sites in Damascus exploded Sunday, killing at least seven people, according to Syrian activists and Lebanese media.... 2/1/2015 3:02 PM

Spain: 400 migrants repelled after storming border fence
MADRID (AP) -- Spain says 400 African migrants tried to storm border fences separating its North African enclave Melilla from Morocco and has warned of a buildup in numbers across the frontier.... 2/1/2015 2:59 PM

Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground.... 2/1/2015 2:58 PM

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