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Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade

COMBO – This combination of two photographs shows the detail of a poster of an undated photograph of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, left, used during a demonstration calling for his release from the Islamic State group and a still image from video, right, of Sajida...
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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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Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

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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Egypt’s police criticized over death of female protester

FILE – In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 file photo Egyptians carry the coffin of Shaimaa el-Sabagh, a 32-year-old mother, who was shot Saturday in downtown Cairo while taking part in a gathering commemorating the nearly 900 protesters killed in the revolution, during her...
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Mexico: Captured drug lord ‘Chapo’ Guzman to stay put

FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted to a helicopter by Mexican navy marines in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said Tuesday,Jan. 27, 2015, that the country does not intend to...
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Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

In this image made from video posted by a Libyan blogger, the Cortinthia Hotel is seen under attack in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Gunmen stormed the luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing several foreigners and guards, officials said. The...
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Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

Japan’s government spokesman Yoshihide Suga speaks at a press conference in Tokyo Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Suga told reporters that the government was still analyzing a video posted online that purported to show Haruna Yukawa, one of the two hostages held by the extremist...
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Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base

Wrecked planes are seen following a plane crash at Albacete airbase, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Spanish investigators are trying to determine the cause of Greek F-16 crash at the military base that killed 10 military personnel involved in a NATO training exercise and injured...

5 foreigners, 3 guards killed in Libyan hotel attack

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya’s capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities said. The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the Corinthia Hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea. Mahmoud...

Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages; 3 guards dead

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners Tuesday, killing at least three guards and taking hostages, a security official said. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, said a standoff continued Tuesday afternoon...