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Rome Jewish leader triggers police intervention at Auschwitz
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The head of Rome's Jewish community and four other Italians were questioned by police after triggering an alarm at the visitor's center at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.... 1/29/2015 2:39 PM

Gas blast at Mexico City children's hospital, dozens injured
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A gas tank truck exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, collapsing much of it. At least one person was reported dead and dozens injured.... 1/29/2015 2:36 PM

Egyptian women rally to denounce killing of female protester
CAIRO (AP) -- Dozens of women have rallied in the Egyptian capital, denouncing the killing of a female protester and blaming the police for her death during a peaceful demonstration last week.... 1/29/2015 2:35 PM

Bosnians split over sale of weapons to Ukraine
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A Bosnian arms exporter is threatening to sue government officials who are blocking a five million euro deal the company has with Ukraine to please Russia.... 1/29/2015 2:32 PM

Jordan demands IS deliver proof captured pilot still alive
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, raising doubts that a rapidly approaching Thursday sunset deadline for a prisoner swap set by the group can be met.... 1/29/2015 2:31 PM

Portugal approves citizenship plan for Sephardic Jews
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's government on Thursday approved a law granting citizenship rights to the descendants of Jews it persecuted 500 years ago, following Spain's adoption of similar legislation last year.... 1/29/2015 2:26 PM

Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern city of Yola, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt.... 1/29/2015 2:23 PM

Alibaba run-in with China regulator signals tougher scrutiny
BEIJING (AP) -- For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. But Chinese regulators stayed silent, apparently reluctant to disrupt the rise of an Internet star even as they accused foreign automakers, dairies and others of violating anti-monopoly or consumer protection rules.... 1/29/2015 2:08 PM

Bulgaria extradites man suspected of link to French attacks
PARIS (AP) -- A Frenchman wanted in connection with deadly terrorist attacks in Paris has been extradited from Bulgaria to France, where he is facing charges of links to terrorism.... 1/29/2015 2:05 PM


AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan says al-Qaida prisoner still in country, raises doubt about meeting IS release deadline.... 1/29/2015 2:02 PM

As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary
ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag - a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner flying from their windows.... 1/29/2015 1:59 PM

Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber struck a funeral in Afghanistan for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 people and wounding 39, an Afghan official said.... 1/29/2015 1:41 PM

Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.... 1/29/2015 1:41 PM

France says EU to move to further sanctions on Russia
BRUSSELS (AP) -- France says European Union sanctions against separatists in eastern Ukraine and their Russian backers will be reinforced in an attempt to force all sides back to the negotiating table.... 1/29/2015 2:41 PM

Dinosaur no more: Fans lament loss of museum's iconic Dippy
LONDON (AP) -- Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum - and his fans aren't happy.... 1/29/2015 1:30 PM

Sri Lanka says it will return private land in civil war area
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's new government plans to return private land seized by the military in the civil war-ravaged north and release several hundred detainees, a minister said, in an apparent move toward reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils.... 1/29/2015 1:20 PM

Yemen rebels seize military base outside capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni officials say Shiite rebels have captured a key military base south of the capital where U.S. advisers had previously trained counter-terrorism forces.... 1/29/2015 1:01 PM

Philippines warns ASEAN over China reef reclamation
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines has urged fellow Southeast Asian nations to demand that China immediately stop its land reclamation in contested South China Sea reefs, warning the 10-nation bloc's credibility may be undermined if it remains silent on the issue.... 1/29/2015 12:59 PM

Global stocks, oil stabilize after Fed statement
TOKYO (AP) -- Global shares and the price of oil stabilized on Thursday during European trading hours after the Federal Reserve issued a reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year.... 1/29/2015 12:55 PM

Thai junta blocks discussion of media censorship
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta has forced the cancellation of a prominent civic forum examining its repressive media policies since the military toppled an elected government last May.... 1/29/2015 12:49 PM



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