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Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- The voice of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire of the former Nazi death camp, with one survivor crying out in a pained voice: "I don't want to come here anymore!"... 1/26/2015 1:00 PM

Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country's first case that came to trial over the widespread practice, defense lawyers said.... 1/26/2015 1:00 PM

Church of England consecrates first female bishop
LONDON (AP) -- Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop.... 1/26/2015 12:58 PM

Renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos, a household name in the 1970s and 1980s across Europe and beyond, has died in Athens at the age of 68, a hospital confirmed Monday.... 1/26/2015 12:57 PM

Eurozone after Greece elections: More compromise than chaos
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The stunning election in Greece of a radical anti-austerity party raises new uncertainties for the eurozone, but the initial impression is that a compromise deal over the country's debt can be forged to avert a chaotic exit from the euro.... 1/26/2015 12:55 PM

Cyprus aims to become regional search-and-rescue hub
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus is setting up a satellite earth station that will anchor a search-and-rescue control center covering Europe's southeastern edge, the defense minister said Monday.... 1/26/2015 12:54 PM

Independent Crimean TV station raided by security forces
MOSCOW (AP) -- Independent Crimean television station ATR has been raided by armed security officials, who told employees they were looking for archival footage of an anti-Russia protest last year.... 1/26/2015 12:52 PM

2 Malian troops killed, 3 wounded in ambush in north
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A Mali army official says at least two soldiers were killed in an ambush in the country's north.... 1/26/2015 12:49 PM

Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain
ROME (AP) -- Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll.... 1/26/2015 12:47 PM

US drone kills 3 in first strike since Yemen leader resigned
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The first U.S. drone strike in Yemen since the start of the year killed three suspected al-Qaida fighters on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep striking the global network's most lethal branch despite the Yemeni president's resignation in the face of a Shiite rebel power grab.... 1/26/2015 12:38 PM

Kidnapped Central African officials have been freed
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Eight Central African Republic officials kidnapped by the country's former rebel coalition have been freed.... 1/26/2015 12:37 PM

Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison
CAIRO (AP) -- The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said.... 1/26/2015 12:23 PM

Syrian president dismisses talks with 'puppets' in interview
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Russia and Syria played down any hopes of a breakthrough in talks set to begin Monday in Moscow, while much of the opposition shied away.... 1/26/2015 12:20 PM

Activists, Kurds: Islamic State group nearly out of Kobani
BEIRUT (AP) -- The extremist Islamic State group has nearly been pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani, activists and Kurdish officials said Monday, marking a major symbolic victory both for the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition targeting the militants.... 1/26/2015 12:10 PM

Toll of Filipino commandos killed in rebel clash rises to 43
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- At least 43 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which they may have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday.... 1/26/2015 12:06 PM

Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend.... 1/26/2015 11:54 AM

PM: Thai Airways won't go bankrupt but faces rehabilitation
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's beleaguered national airline will be saved from bankruptcy under a rehabilitation plan being worked out between the airline and government, premier Prayuth Chan-ocha said Monday.... 1/26/2015 11:43 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 11:41 AM

2 suspected looters killed in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Two suspected looters in South Africa were fatally shot following a week of attacks on immigrant-owned shops in the Johannesburg area, police said Monday.... 1/26/2015 11:41 AM

Aer Lingus confirms IAG takeover bid at 2.55 euros per share
DUBLIN (AP) -- Aer Lingus announced Monday that British Airways parent IAG has made an improved takeover offer of 2.55 euros ($2.85) per share, and the board of the Irish airline says it is considering the proposal.... 1/26/2015 11:39 AM



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