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AP Interview: Iraq 'sleeper cells' fight Islamic State group
BAGHDAD (AP) -- "Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press.... 1/26/2015 7:01 AM

Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.... 1/26/2015 6:57 AM

Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel.... 1/26/2015 6:52 AM

China's leaders show listening ear on trash but not politics
BEIJING (AP) -- To help sell the public on the need for one of the world's largest trash incinerators in the mountains in west Beijing, Communist Party officials bused in hundreds of people for special tours. They held talks with residents and handed out questionnaires.... 1/26/2015 6:19 AM

Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS
HONG KONG (AP) -- Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the Islamic State group.... 1/26/2015 6:06 AM

AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia is scrapping fuel surcharges on tickets following the decline in global oil prices.... 1/26/2015 5:22 AM

Australia's knighting of Prince Philip prompts puzzlement
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's prime minister on Monday dismissed criticism of his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight, saying Prince Philip has a long history of service Down Under.... 1/26/2015 5:18 AM

Retrieval of more than 30 slain Filipinos commandos underway
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine police have recovered at least 21 bodies of the dozens commandos who were mowed down by Muslim rebel gunfire in a far-flung southern village where they moved in over the weekend to hunt down one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday.... 1/26/2015 5:15 AM

Missing Mexican journalist found dead in Veracruz state
VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) -- The body of a journalist who was abducted by armed men three weeks ago has been found in eastern Mexico, authorities said Sunday, adding that a former police officer has confessed to carrying out the crime allegedly at the request of the town's mayor.... 1/26/2015 5:01 AM

Japan logs record trade deficit in 2014 on weakening yen
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade deficit ballooned to a record 12.8 trillion yen ($109 billion) last year as a weakening yen pushed the cost of imports higher despite a moderate recovery in exports.... 1/26/2015 4:29 AM

Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country.... 1/26/2015 3:57 AM

Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.... 1/26/2015 2:39 AM

Japan working to gain IS hostage's release, analyzing video
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group.... 1/26/2015 2:31 AM

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.... 1/26/2015 1:01 AM

UN Security Council faces Ukraine, Yemen emergency meetings
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Diplomats say the U.N. Security Council will hold emergency meetings Monday on the crises in Yemen and Ukraine.... 1/26/2015 12:53 AM

Extreme right party headed for 3rd place in Greek election
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The specter of Neo-Nazism is no longer haunting Greece. It looks like it is here to stay.... 1/26/2015 12:41 AM

Belgium sees some room to discuss Greek debt program
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain's Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron predicted that the election victory of Greece's radical left-wing Syriza party would create "economic uncertainty" across Europe, while left-of-center parties welcomed the results as a message that the European Union should change its economic policy.... 1/26/2015 12:04 AM

Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties
HAVANA (AP) -- The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy.... 1/25/2015 10:43 PM

UK reviewing security after hoax call to Cameron
LONDON (AP) -- British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government's eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone.... 1/25/2015 10:06 PM

Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts.... 1/25/2015 10:02 PM



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