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Report: Detained Washington Post journalist indicted in Iran

FILE – In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The official IRNA news agency quoted a Tehran prosecutor on...
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POPE WATCH: Pope visits historic shrine of refuge

Pope Francis, center, delivers a prayer at the church of Our Lady of Madhu in Madhu, Sri Lanka,Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Thousands of people waving the white and yellow Vatican flags were on hand to welcome Francis to the Our Lady of Madhu shrine, which is revered by both...
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Yemen’s al-Qaida claims Paris attack, vows more violence

FILE – In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a suspected Yemeni al-Qaida militant, center, holds an Islamist banner as he stands behind bars during a court hearing in state security court in Sanaa, Yemen. A top leader of Yemen’s al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility...

Singapore navy finds fuselage of AirAsia plane in Java Sea

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Singaporean navy ship has found the crashed AirAsia plane’s fuselage, a 30-meter-long section with a wing attached, in the Java Sea, authorities said Wednesday. Images taken by a remote-controlled vehicle from the ship showed parts of the...
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Yemen’s al-Qaida claims responsibility for Paris attack

FILE – In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a suspected Yemeni al-Qaida militant, center, holds an Islamist banner as he stands behind bars during a court hearing in state security court in Sanaa, Yemen. A top leader of Yemen’s al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility...
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France arrests 54 for defending terror; announces crackdown

Jean Paul Bierlein reads the new Charlie Hebdo outside a newsstand in Nice, southeastern France, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. In an emotional act of defiance, Charlie Hebdo resurrected its irreverent and often provocative newspaper, featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad on...
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Pope Francis presses call for reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives to hold a mass at Colombo’s seafront Galle Face Green for the canonization ceremony of Joseph Vaz, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Francis declared Vaz a saint at the start of the service. The church considers Vaz a great model for...

Yemen’s al-Qaida claims responsibility for Paris attack

CAIRO (AP) — A top leader of Yemen’s al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on a Paris newspaper when two masked gunmen killed 12 people, including much of the weekly’s editorial staff and two police officers. Nasr al-Ansi, a...

US gives LRA commander, war crimes suspect to Ugandans

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Uganda says U.S. Special Forces in Obo, Central African Republic, have handed over a Lord’s Resistance Army commander who is charged with war crimes to Ugandan troops. U.S. Embassy spokesman Daniel Travis confirmed the...
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As Charlie Hebdo fronting Muhammad sells out, comic detained

Jean Paul Bierlein reads the new Charlie Hebdo outside a newsstand in Nice, southeastern France, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. In an emotional act of defiance, Charlie Hebdo resurrected its irreverent and often provocative newspaper, featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad on...