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'Selma' star support 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 4:34 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 4:26 PM

Polish leaders seek relief for those with Swiss franc loans
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish authorities unveiled proposals Wednesday aimed at helping more than 500,000 Poles with Swiss franc loans, the payments of which are spiking after a surge in the franc.... 1/28/2015 4:22 PM

Yemen rebels beat, detain demonstrators in capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Rebels who control the Yemeni capital have beaten back dozens of people marching in protest against them, firing automatic rifles in the air and striking protesters with batons and knives.... 1/28/2015 4:14 PM

French court allows gay marriage between French, Moroccan
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest court has ruled that a gay French-Moroccan couple are allowed to marry despite the North African kingdom's refusal to recognize marriages between two men.... 1/28/2015 3:58 PM

Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers
SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.... 1/28/2015 3:53 PM

Wild kangaroos in Austria? At least 1, surviving in the snow
VIENNA (AP) -- A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan.... 1/28/2015 3:41 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 3:34 PM

EU centers on passenger data in anti-terror fight
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union nations are overhauling anti-terror measures to focus on airline passenger information as part of a strategy to halt the flow of foreign fighters to and from Syria and Iraq.... 1/28/2015 3:29 PM

Sochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports.... 1/28/2015 3:17 PM

Litvinenko inquiry: Post-mortem was most dangerous ever
LONDON (AP) -- The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken and the isotope that killed him so rare it would not have been discovered by a normal autopsy, a pathologist said Wednesday.... 1/28/2015 3:12 PM

Sri Lankan president reinstates impeached chief justice
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's new president has reinstated the country's chief justice, who was impeached two years ago after she refused to back a law granting wider powers to the former president's brother, the government said Wednesday.... 1/28/2015 2:59 PM

TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.... 1/28/2015 2:58 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 2:46 PM

China criticizes Alibaba in report withheld until after IPO
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's U.S. stock market debut.... 1/28/2015 2:34 PM

German automakers lobby for US-EU trade deal
BERLIN (AP) -- German automakers are throwing their support behind a new trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.... 1/28/2015 2:31 PM

Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could cause permanent damage.... 1/28/2015 2:28 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli military says 2 soldiers were killed in attack on army convoy near Lebanese border.... 1/28/2015 2:28 PM

Philippines says peace pact collapse would aid terrorists
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president warned on Wednesday that the collapse of a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would abet terrorism and fresh violence after criticism of the accord followed the killing of 44 police commandos in what authorities said was an accidental clash with the guerrillas.... 1/28/2015 2:26 PM

Lavrov: Syrian meeting in Moscow should help peace
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister says Moscow consultations between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition should help pave the way for a peaceful settlement.... 1/28/2015 2:16 PM

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