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  • Gunman enters Dutch national broadcaster demanding airtime
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 12:20 pm
    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.
  • Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 12:20 pm
    Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion on Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete in hunt for others who may have been trapped.
  • Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 12:04 pm
    Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt.
  • Several simultaneous attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 6
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 11:50 am
    Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding 30 others, officials said.
  • EU to extend existing Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 11:40 am
    The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and was planning further action, officials said Thursday.
  • Russian woman arrested after giving information to Ukraine
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 11:32 am
    A Russian court has arrested a mother of seven on treason charges for providing Ukraine with information on Russian troop movements.
  • EU official expects clashes but no rash actions from Athens
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 11:09 am
    The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country's bailout -- not rash actions from Athens.
  • Stocks move higher in afternoon trading; Energy stocks fall
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 11:09 am
  • Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 11:04 am
    Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum -- and his fans aren't happy.
  • Jamaican charged with killing US retiree who lived on island
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 11:01 am
    A Jamaican man has been arrested and charged with killing a retired New Jersey teacher who had a second home on the Caribbean island, police announced Thursday.
  • Italy lawmakers fail to elect new president in 1st round
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 10:49 am
    Lawmakers failed to elect a new Italian president Thursday in balloting that tests Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to rally his fractured party behind a candidate that is also acceptable to opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, whose support he has courted for the government's ambitious reform agenda.
  • London summons Russian envoy after bombers near UK airspace
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 10:13 am
    Britain summoned Russia's ambassador Thursday and asked him to explain why Russian warplanes flew near British airspace, disrupting civil aviation.
  • Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 10:04 am
    A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group.
  • Syria talks in Moscow end without visible results
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 10:00 am
    Representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition wrapped up four days of consultations in Moscow on Thursday with a general statement avoiding any of the difficult issues surrounding the country's nearly four-year civil war.
  • Belarus to host new round of Ukrainian peace talks
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 9:44 am
    Belarus says it will host another round of Ukrainian peace talks amid fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine.
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