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Obama, Modi voice optimism about US-India relations
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Seizing on their personal bond, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi voiced optimism Sunday that they could find common ground on defense, commerce and environmental issues. Obama said the two leaders had reached a "breakthrough understanding" in efforts to free U.S. investment in nuclear energy development in India.... 1/25/2015 12:36 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

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Military: Extremists attack northeastern Nigeria's biggest city, dozens killed and wounded.... 1/25/2015 12:27 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

Turkish president in Somalia to launch development projects
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, under tight security to launch Turkish-sponsored development projects including an airport terminal.... 1/25/2015 12:37 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

Security tightened on anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt tightened security in Cairo and other cities Sunday as police moved to break up scattered, small protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.... 1/25/2015 11:33 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

Yemen's Shiite rebels disperse protesters in capital, Sanaa
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Rebels occupying Yemen's capital have dispersed a handful of demonstrators protesting against them, firing automatic rifles into the air, breaking journalists' cameras and scuffling with the crowd while detaining 11 people.... 1/25/2015 11:30 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

Officials say bombings kill 10 in Iraq's capital, Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Two bombings ripped through commercial areas in Iraq's capital Sunday, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding dozens, officials said.... 1/25/2015 11:23 AM

In Nigeria, Kerry to discuss election, insurgent group
ZURICH (AP) -- Reflecting concern over the possibility of postelection violence, America's top diplomat is seeking separate meetings with Nigeria's president and his leading opponent ahead of voting as part of an effort to encourage both sides to accept the results peacefully.... 1/25/2015 11:13 AM

WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.... 1/25/2015 10:50 AM

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste'
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India's Republic Day celebration that he showed it.... 1/25/2015 10:49 AM

Israeli premier says he'll go 'anywhere' to warn about Iran
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's premier says he will go "anywhere" he is invited to speak about the country's stance regarding Iran's nuclear program.... 1/25/2015 10:33 AM

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 struggle with crippling debts, with a radical left party poised to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout.... 1/25/2015 10:13 AM

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 9:52 AM

Zambia: Ruling party candidate wins presidential election
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- The candidate from the ruling Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu, has won Zambia's presidential election called after President Michael Sata died in October, the acting chief justice announced late Saturday.... 1/25/2015 9:24 AM

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