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Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed

January 25, 2015

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... more »»

Egypt: 13 killed in clashes between Islamists, police

January 25, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist President fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, as... more »»

South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

January 25, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in whic... more »»

Central African Republic: Militia kidnaps sports minister

January 25, 2015

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A minister in Central African Republic's transitional government was kidnapped Sunday by armed men believed to belong to the Christian anti-Balaka militia... more »»

30 Filipino police commandos killed in clash with rebels

January 25, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Filipino forces... more »»

Zambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president

January 25, 2015

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday.

"I am humbled eternally and debted to you all, my fellow citizens," said Lungu at the inauguration ceremony. more »»

Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

January 25, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — U.S. more »»

French arrests raise question: Is free speech for all?

January 25, 2015

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. more »»

WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

January 25, 2015

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. more »»

After dove debacle, Vatican makes balloons new peace symbol

January 25, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Dove lovers, rejoice.

Balloons, not doves, were released as a gesture of peace Sunday in St. more »»

Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia

January 25, 2015

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... more »»

Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

January 25, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been... more »»

Auschwitz survivor recalls Nazi evil, liberation 70 years on

January 25, 2015

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. more »»

Obama 'deeply concerned' about latest violence in Ukraine

January 25, 2015

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... more »»

Anti-bailout party the favorite as Greeks cast critical vote

January 25, 2015

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... more »»

Zambia: Ruling party candidate wins presidential election

January 25, 2015

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... more »»

Japan stunned after video claims death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

January 25, 2015

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... more »»

Obama offers condolence to Abe over slain hostage

January 25, 2015

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 grou. more »»

Truck bombing in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, wounds 2

January 25, 2015

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. more »»

Father of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopeful

January 25, 2015

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. more »»

 
 
 

 

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