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Norway frees Iraq cleric after prison term for death threats
HELSINKI (AP) -- An Iraqi-born cleric convicted of making death threats against a Norwegian politician and intimidating witnesses has walked free from prison.... 1/25/2015 2:11 PM

Egypt: Police, protesters clash on anniversary of uprising
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt tightened security in Cairo and other cities Sunday as police moved to break up scattered protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, killing three protesters, injuring at least 21 and arresting dozens.... 1/25/2015 2:06 PM

After dove debacle, Vatican makes balloons new peace symbol
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Dove lovers, rejoice.... 1/25/2015 2:03 PM

Turkish president in Somalia to launch development projects
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Under tight security Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sunday launched development projects sponsored by his government including an airport terminal in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.... 1/25/2015 2:02 PM

30 Filipino police commandos killed in clash with rebels
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine town mayor says more than 30 police commandos have been killed in a clash with Muslim rebels while hunting a top terror suspect in the south.... 1/25/2015 1:58 PM

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's leader says intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russian-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.... 1/25/2015 1:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine town mayor says more than 30 police commandos killed in clash with Muslim rebels.... 1/25/2015 1:39 PM

Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages
TOKYO (AP) -- From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.... 1/25/2015 1:37 PM

Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) -- The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke.... 1/25/2015 1:29 PM

Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- In fierce fighting Sunday, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria. Dozens of combatants have been killed and wounded, soldiers and hospital workers said.... 1/25/2015 1:28 PM

Anti-bailout party the favorite as Greeks cast critical vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's battle against crippling debts, with a radical left party favored to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout.... 1/25/2015 1:26 PM

Yemen's Shiite rebels disperse protesters in capital, Sanaa
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Rebels occupying Yemen's capital dispersed a handful of demonstrators protesting against them on Sunday, firing automatic rifles into the air, breaking journalists' cameras and scuffling with the crowd while detaining 11 people.... 1/25/2015 1:22 PM

Obama, Modi display bond, cite progress toward nuclear ties
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Seizing on their personal bond, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday they had made progress on nuclear cooperation and climate change, with Obama declaring a "breakthrough understanding" in efforts to free U.S. investment in nuclear energy development in India.... 1/25/2015 1:13 PM

Auschwitz survivor recalls Nazi evil, liberation 70 years on
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- The tattoo on her left arm has become unreadable but the habit of reading it aloud in Polish remains strong, seven decades after it first scarred her skin.... 1/25/2015 12:36 PM

Iran foreign minister: Outreach to Saudi Arabia 'necessary'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister says his outreach to regional rival Saudi Arabia after the death of the kingdom's ruler was "necessary."... 1/25/2015 12:32 PM

Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the political vacuum in Yemen hasn't affected U.S. counterterrorism operations inside the Middle Eastern country.... 1/25/2015 12:23 PM

Obama 'deeply concerned' about latest violence in Ukraine
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama says his administration is "deeply concerned" about the latest deadly flare-up in eastern Ukraine, but he says he won't change how he's handling the situation.... 1/25/2015 12:07 PM

French arrests beg question: Is free speech for all?
LONDON (AP) -- When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech.... 1/25/2015 11:44 AM

Central African Republic: Militia kidnaps sports minister
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- The wife of a minister in Central African Republic's transitional government says her husband has been kidnapped by armed men believed to belong to the Christian anti-Balaka militia group.... 1/25/2015 11:31 AM

Constitution move pushes Nepal deeper into political turmoil
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's ruling coalition on Sunday took a step toward drafting a new constitution, angering the opposition and pushing the Himalayan country further into political turmoil.... 1/25/2015 11:24 AM

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