Egypt’s IS affiliate claims Sinai attacks that killed 26

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26...

Taliban claim Kabul attack that killed 3 Americans, 1 Afghan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack at the Kabul airport in which a gunman shot and killed three American contractors and one Afghan man. Friday’s claim came in a message from the Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid. A...
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Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, arrives at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, arrives at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo,...
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Youth who stormed Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker

19-year-old gunman who stormed into the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS demanding TV airtime Thursday night Jan. 29, 2015, is shown on video as he waits at the TV station broadcast studio in Hilversum, Netherlands. The man claims to be from a “hackers’...
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Gunman who stormed Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker

Security forces are seen outside the Media Park in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. A gunman entered the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS outside Amsterdam on Thursday and demanded airtime on television, before being detained, company officials said....
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Gas blast at Mexico children’s hospital, at least 4 dead

In this video frame grab image taken from Milenio TV via APTN, police look at the scene where a gas tank truck exploded outside a maternity and children’s hospital in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. At least two persons reported dead and dozens injured. (AP...
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Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist

This still image taken from a video posted on YouTube by jihadists on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, shows a still photo of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto holding what appears to be a photo of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh. Both are being held hostage by the Islamic...
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Argentina buries prosecutor who accused gov’t of cover-up

A woman holds up a sign that reads in Spanish “Justice” as she gathers with others outside the funeral home where a private wake is held for prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Nisman was scheduled to appear before Congress...
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Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade

A man comforts the wife of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, during a protest in front of the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Jordan on Wednesday offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the...
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As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary

In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, a Kurdish Peshmerga soldier stands guard, overlooking the road between Mosul and Tal afar at the frontline of Eski Mosul. The Iraqi Kurdish fighters retaking territory from Islamic State militants have found surprising ambivalence in areas...