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Kurds press offensive after driving IS group from Syria town

In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, a female Kurdish fighter takes aim in Kobani, Syria. Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, marking a major loss for...
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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...

Dutch judge approves hacking suspect’s extradition to US

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch judge on Tuesday approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Russian suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar computer hack. The ruling at The Hague District Court clears the way for Vladimir Drinkman to be sent to New Jersey,...
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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama meets with the new Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The president and first lady have come to express their condolences on the death of the late Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. (AP...
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Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

Holocaust survivors walk outside the gate of the of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Some 300 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz for the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation by the Soviet Red Army in 1945, down...
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Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian 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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On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

Holocaust survivors walk outside the gate of the of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Some 300 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz for the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation by the Soviet Red Army in 1945, down...
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Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

Marina Litvinenko, center, the widow of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko, leaves for the lunch break in proceedings at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A British judge opened an inquiry Tuesday into the death of Alexander...

Greece’s first radical left prime minister sworn in

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waves to the members of media as he arrives at Maximos Mansion, the Greek Prime Minister’s official residence in Athens, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Greece’s new prime...