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  • 3,000 child soldiers to be freed in war-torn South Sudan
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 5:18 am
    About 3,000 child soldiers will be gradually released from an armed group in South Sudan, the United Nations children's agency said after 280 children were freed on Tuesday.
  • Russia: US spy ring charges part of 'anti-Russian campaign'
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 5:16 am
    Russia has accused the United States of having no evidence against three Russian citizens charged with spying, and says the Americans are using the charges for political purposes.
  • Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 5:12 am
    When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes.
  • Holy mackerel! Belfast warned not to eat free fish
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 5:05 am
    This fish tale might be a wee bit hard to stomach.
  • 5 foreigners, 3 guards killed in Libyan hotel attack
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 4:56 am
    Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, authorities said.
  • Obama leads US dignitaries paying respects in Saudi Arabia
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 4:45 am
    President Barack Obama is leading a high-level delegation of current and former American officials to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects following King Abdullah's death and to take measure of the kingdom's new monarch.
  • France, Belgium anti-terror raids net 8 more suspects
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 4:29 am
    Anti-terror raids in France and Belgium netted eight more suspects on Tuesday as Paris urged its European Union partners to step up the fight against terror financing with new measures to make transactions more transparent.
  • Ukraine: Intensified fighting kills 9 troops, wounds 29
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 4:24 am
    Ukraine says that intensified fighting against Russia-backed separatists has left nine servicemen dead and 29 wounded over the past day.
  • France to target anti-Semitism on the net
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 4:20 am
    French President Francois Hollande called on Internet service providers to take action against the spread of anti-Semitism online.
  • Stocks turn lower despite Asian gains, ahead of US data
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 4:20 am
    Stocks fell in Europe and were expected to open lower on Wall Street on Tuesday as investors looked to upcoming corporate earnings and economic data in the U.S. Earlier, Asian markets mostly closed higher.
  • Egypt court upholds verdict against 3 prominent activists
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 4:16 am
    A defense lawyer says Egypt's highest appeal court has upheld the convictions and three-year prison sentences handed down to three prominent activists for violating a draconian law on protests.
  • Emirati airlines halt flights to Baghdad after shooting
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 4:12 am
    Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital.
  • Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 4:00 am
    At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the Israeli military said.
  • Denmark spends $9 million on de-radicalization programs
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 3:52 am
    Denmark has earmarked 60.9 million kroner ($9.2 million) over the next three years for programs to de-radicalize Islamic extremists, including those who have fought with jihadi groups in Syria and Iraq.
  • VOICES: What Japanese think about the hostage crisis
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 3:42 am
    The Mideast is half a world away from Japan, and its troubles often seem so too. So Japan was shocked by a stark video from Islamic militants last week threatening to kill two Japanese hostages.
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