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UN: 3 killed, 13 hurt in northern Mali protest
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- U.N. peacekeepers said they fired tear gas and warning shots on Tuesday to disperse a protest that had degenerated into violence outside one of their bases in northern Mali. Three people were killed and several wounded, including some by gunfire, the force said.... 1/27/2015 9:55 PM

Leader of Yemen's rebels urges 'peaceful transfer of power'
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The leader of Shiite rebels who control the Yemeni capital called for a "peaceful transfer of power" on Tuesday, after his forces released a presidential aide whose abduction set in motion a violent escalation that led to the resignation of the president and the government.... 1/27/2015 9:54 PM

Mexico: Investigation shows that all 43 students are dead
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said Tuesday.... 1/27/2015 9:52 PM

Venezuelan officials reject allegation of drug trafficking
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan officials on Tuesday denounced a report that links the head of the socialist South American country's congress to the drug trade.... 1/27/2015 9:28 PM

Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages
BEIRUT (AP) -- Secret talks were underway Tuesday in Jordan in the presence of a Japanese envoy to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State extremists and purportedly threatened with death within 24 hours.... 1/27/2015 9:23 PM

Memoir 'H is for Hawk' wins Britain's Costa book prize
LONDON (AP) -- Helen Macdonald's account of how training a hawk helped her cope with grief has won Britain's Costa Book of the Year prize.... 1/27/2015 9:03 PM

Reports: Russian bank chief kills 3 colleagues, himself
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian news reports say that a manager at the Central Bank's branch in a far eastern city has killed three colleagues and then himself after losing his job.... 1/27/2015 9:00 PM

Egypt's police criticized over death of female protester
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also hampered efforts to save her life by ignoring pleas to let an ambulance take her away.... 1/27/2015 8:58 PM

A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails
BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) -- On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa's poorest countries into the world's first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to help Liberia collapsed amid questionable business decisions and oversight.... 1/27/2015 8:44 PM

What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?... 1/27/2015 8:37 PM

Brazilian police searching for stolen goods find 2 tanks
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian police raid to recover stolen cars and cargo came up with a more interesting find: two war tanks.... 1/27/2015 8:34 PM

Somali prime minister appoints new Cabinet
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's prime minister has unveiled his Cabinet weeks after he withdrew his initial line-up following opposition by the parliament.... 1/27/2015 8:26 PM

British born Israeli journalist David Landau dead at 67
JERUSALEM (AP) -- David Landau, a British born author and journalist who was a former editor-in-chief of Israel's Haaretz newspaper and also worked for the Jerusalem Post, has died. He was 67.... 1/27/2015 8:24 PM

Colombia calls on Venezuela to release jailed opponent
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia is taking a tougher tone with neighboring Venezuela by calling for the release of a jailed opposition leader.... 1/27/2015 8:15 PM

Iran says it sent warning to Israel via US officials
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Tehran said Tuesday it sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria, the official IRNA news agency reported.... 1/27/2015 7:24 PM

UN agency halts aid to Gaza war victims over lack of funds
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A U.N. agency said Tuesday it had to suspend an aid program for Gaza war victims because of a shortfall of funding from donor countries.... 1/27/2015 7:21 PM

Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice
LONDON (AP) -- Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow.... 1/27/2015 7:18 PM

On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets
BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) -- A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.... 1/27/2015 7:16 PM

Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding peace talks with their representatives, as fighting escalated.... 1/27/2015 7:07 PM

Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah.... 1/27/2015 6:59 PM

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