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Rio de Janeiro unnerved by wave of stray-bullet cases

In this Jan. 27, 2015 photo, relatives and friends touch the face of Adriene Nascimento who was killed by a stray bullet, during her funeral at the Sao Joao Batista cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nascimento, a 21-year-old mother of two, died holding a child in her lap when a...

French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists

PARIS (AP) — It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation’s deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children contested it, others walked out. But when an 8-year old Muslim boy...
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Canada to criminalize public terror threats

Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an announcement in Richmond Hill, Canada on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn) Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an announcement in Richmond Hill, Canada on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,...

AP NewsBreak: Canada to criminalize public terror threats

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will introduce new anti-terror laws that will make it a crime to promote terrorism against Canadians online or elsewhere, a senior government official said Friday. The laws will also allow anyone suspected of being involved in a terror plot to be...
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Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

Safi al-Kaseasbeh, center, father of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, receives tribal members offering solidarity and comfort for his son, at the captured pilot’s tribal gathering divan, in Amman, Jordan, Thursday,...
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Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

An injured Ukrainian soldier Vadim Pugovetsa sits in his room at a hospital in town of Artemivsk, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Fighting between government and Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine has intensified in recent days as rebels seek to encircle the...
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Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan points as he speaks to supporters in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government’s failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan’s electioneering convoy...
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Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

Safi al-Kaseasbeh, center, father of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, receives tribal members offering solidarity and comfort for his son, at the captured pilot’s tribal gathering divan, in Amman, Jordan, Thursday,...
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Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan

In this Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 photo, a Pakistani refugee schoolgirl attends class at Gulan camp, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the border in the restive Khost province, Afghanistan. For decades Afghans have fled into Pakistan to escape war and upheaval, but in recent months...