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Officials say bombings kill 8 in Iraq's capital, Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Officials say two bombings in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, have killed at least eight civilians.... 1/25/2015 10:15 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

Obama received warmly in India, seeks policy advances
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama was greeted in India Sunday with an elaborate welcome at the country's sprawling presidential palace, then he solemnly laid a wreath at a memorial honoring the father of India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi.... 1/25/2015 10:02 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 10:01 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

Nepal pushed to political turmoil over new constitution
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal was pushed further into a political turmoil over a draft of a new constitution with an opposition alliance vowing street protests.... 1/25/2015 9:39 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

Security tightened on anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising
CAIRO (AP) -- Authorities in Egypt tightened security in Cairo and other cities Sunday in anticipation of possible protests to mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.... 1/25/2015 9:12 AM

Truck bombing in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, wounds 2
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban truck bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Sunday, wounding two people in the first attack targeting Kabul in almost three weeks, officials said.... 1/25/2015 8:44 AM

Japan stunned after video claims death of 1 of 2 IS hostages
TOKYO (AP) -- From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.... 1/25/2015 7:54 AM

Obama offers condolence to Abe over slain hostage
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama has offered condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the killing of a Japanese national by the Islamic State group.... 1/25/2015 7:42 AM

Russia blocks UN condemnation of shelling of Ukraine city
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia blocked a Western-backed U.N. Security Council statement Saturday that would have condemned indiscriminate shelling in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol that killed about 30 civilians and injured more than 90.... 1/25/2015 6:01 AM

Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels.... 1/25/2015 5:44 AM

Officials scramble after massive power outage hits Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A massive blackout struck Pakistan early Sunday, leaving as much as 80 percent of the country without electricity at its height as officials rushed to restore power.... 1/25/2015 5:43 AM

Father of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopeful
TOKYO (AP) -- The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly shown in a video as having been killed by Islamic State militants is hoping against hope his son could still be alive.... 1/25/2015 4:58 AM

Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) -- President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday.... 1/25/2015 4:08 AM

Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the Interior Ministry said.... 1/25/2015 12:50 AM

Reporter covering prosecutor's death leaves Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A journalist credited with being the first to report the gunshot death of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman has left Argentina because of fear for his safety.... 1/24/2015 11:15 PM

Celebrities gasp at Dior's hidden orchestra in Paris
PARIS (AP) -- From behind a black curtain in the central catwalk, fashion powerhouse Dior pulled a surprise on its guests in unveiling a concealed orchestra at the start of the Paris menswear show.... 1/24/2015 11:02 PM

British Airways parent makes 3rd takeover bid for Aer Lingus
DUBLIN (AP) -- Officials say the parent company of British Airways has made a third, improved takeover approach to Irish airline Aer Lingus and an announcement of the offer is expected Monday.... 1/24/2015 10:35 PM

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