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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, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.... 1/29/2015 2:58 PM

Judge orders accounts of former Petrobras president opened
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian judge has ordered that the bank accounts of a former president of Brazil's state-run oil company be made available to prosecutors investigating allegations of overbilling.... 1/29/2015 2:57 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, leaving much of it in ruins. At least one person was reported dead and dozens injured.... 1/29/2015 2:53 PM

Romania: ex-minister indicted for money-laundering
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Prosecutors have indicted a former presidential candidate, who was one of Romania's most influential politicians in recent years, on suspicion of money-laundering and making false statements.... 1/29/2015 2:50 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 2:45 PM

France says EU to move to increase 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 2:42 PM

Failed Iraqi bomber at center of international hostage drama
BEIRUT (AP) -- In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt.... 1/29/2015 2:42 PM

Yemen rebels seize military base outside capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels took over a key military base south of Sanaa where U.S. advisers had previously trained counter-terrorism forces, officials said Thursday.... 1/29/2015 2:41 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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