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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...

Israel-Lebanon border calm day after escalation

Spanish U.N. peacekeepers in an armored vehicle, patrol the Lebanese Israeli border, in the southern village of Abbasiyeh, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an...

Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators say the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in controls when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded. The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea Dec. 28, halfway from Indonesia’s city...
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Japan says it trusts Jordan to help Islamic State hostage

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, accompanied by government spokesman Yoshihide Suga, speaks during a hurriedly held ministerial meeting on Japanese hostage Kenji Goto taken by the Islamic State group, at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo...
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News Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisis

Japan’s Defense Minister Gen Nakatani answers reporters’ questions after a hurriedly held ministerial meeting on Japanese journalist Kenji Goto taken hostage by the Islamic State group, at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015....
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Netanyahu blasts Iran for Hezbollah attack on Lebanon border

Spanish U.N. peacekeepers in an armored vehicle, patrol the Lebanese Israeli border, in the southern village of Abbasiyeh, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an...
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Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

Jiang Hui, left, is comforted by Dai Shuqin, both are relatives of passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing on March 8, 2014, after watching a pre-recorded message broadcast on Malaysian television by Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority from a...
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New deadline approaches in Islamic State hostage crisis

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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Gas blast at Mexico City children’s hospital, dozens injured

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...