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Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base
ALBACETE, Spain (AP) -- The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman who suffered serious burns died, Spain's Defense Ministry said.... 1/27/2015 6:49 PM

2 Rwandan army officers deny charges of public incitement
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Two officers in Rwanda's military Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting insurrection against the government.... 1/27/2015 6:17 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 6:13 PM

Somalia suicide bomber had lived in Switzerland
BERLIN (AP) -- A suicide bomber who last week killed himself and three others at a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu had previously lived in Switzerland.... 1/27/2015 6:13 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 6:11 PM

Facebook outage brings jokes, marketing pitches to Twitter
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- For many, the hour without a Facebook was a golden opportunity for a joke - or a marketing pitch - on other social media sites.... 1/27/2015 6:06 PM

AP Interview: EU anti-terror chief: rehab for jihadis
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's anti-terror chief called Tuesday for countries to rehabilitate rather than punish returning jihadis with no blood on their hands, saying that some prisons have become "incubators of radicalization."... 1/27/2015 6:03 PM

Kosovo police use tear gas to clear anti-gov't protesters
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Police in Kosovo fired volleys of tear gas and used water cannons Tuesday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters demanding the resignation of a minister in what is one of the worst bouts of violence to hit the country since it became independent in 2008.... 1/27/2015 6:01 PM

Rio official says there's 'no plan B' for Olympic sailing
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged.... 1/27/2015 6:00 PM

Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights
JERUSALEM (AP) -- At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the military said.... 1/27/2015 5:59 PM

Spain: 10 priests indicted in abuse case of interest to pope
MADRID (AP) -- A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada has indicted 10 priests and two Catholic lay workers in a sex abuse case that prompted Pope Francis to call one of the alleged victims.... 1/27/2015 5:48 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 5:42 PM

Putin marks Auschwitz liberation to press points on Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz to press the Russian points on Ukraine.... 1/27/2015 5:39 PM

Amid pressure, bailout critic is new Greek finance minister
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, picked an outspoken bailout critic as his new finance minister Tuesday, signaling his resolve to take a tough line with eurozone lenders in an effort to write off a massive chunk of rescue debt.... 1/27/2015 5:18 PM

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said.... 1/27/2015 5:16 PM

Pakistan military says its airstrikes kill 76 militants
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani military jets struck suspected militant hideouts Tuesday near the Afghan border, killing 76 militants, the army said.... 1/27/2015 5:09 PM

Monarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still low
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico has rebounded 69 percent from last year's lowest-on-record levels, but their numbers remain very low, according to the World Wildlife Fund.... 1/27/2015 4:58 PM

UN says no new polio cases reported in Syria for past year
BEIRUT (AP) -- In a rare success amid Syria's civil war, the United Nation's World Health Organization says there hasn't been a new polio case reported in the war-torn country for the past year.... 1/27/2015 4:58 PM

Somalia: Al-Shabab leader says he has quit terror group
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head announced Tuesday he has quit the insurgency and renounced violence perpetrated by the al Qaida-linked group.... 1/27/2015 4:56 PM

UN agency halts aid to Gaza war victims over lack of funds
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A United Nations agency says it suspended an aid program for Gaza residents displaced in last summer's Israel-Hamas war because of a large shortfall in funds from donor countries.... 1/27/2015 4:52 PM



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