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  • Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:54 am
    An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."
  • 2 Rwandan army officers deny charges of public incitement
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:48 am
    Two officers in Rwanda's military have pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting insurrection against the government.
  • Iran sends warning to Israel via US officials
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:40 am
    Iran said Tuesday it has sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike, the official IRNA news agency reported.
  • Monarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still low
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:32 am
    The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico has rebounded 69 percent from last year's lowest-on-record levels, but their numbers remain very low, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
  • Rebel killings of 44 commandos test Philippine peace deal
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:32 am
    Philippine officials asked lawmakers Tuesday not to withdraw their support from a new government peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group after some insurgents were involved in a clash that killed 44 anti-terror police commandos.
  • Argentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:28 am
    President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.
  • Romania's spy chief who backed security laws resigns
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:27 am
    The chief of Romania's Intelligence Service has resigned after criticizing the country's top court for rejecting security laws which allowed the government to collect data on people without court approval.
  • Pakistani military says its airstrikes killed 53 militants
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:20 am
    Pakistan's military says its air force killed 53 militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.
  • US stocks tumble on weak company earnings, US economic data
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:20 am
  • Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:20 am
    Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a million people murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
  • Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:04 am
    President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah.
  • Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 5 foreigners, 3 guards dead
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 8:01 am
    Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials said.
  • UN: 2 killed, 6 hurt in northern Mali protest
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 7:54 am
    A demonstration outside a U.N. base in northern Mali descended into violence Tuesday, leaving at least two people dead and six wounded, according to a U.N. official.
  • Somalia: Al-Shabab leader says he has quit terror group
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 7:45 am
    A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head has announced he has quit the insurgency and renounced violence perpetrated by the al-Qaida-linked group.
  • What the credit downgrade to 'junk' means for Russia
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 7:40 am
    Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to be a world economic power.
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