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Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria

February 1, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by... more »»

 
 
 
Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would... more »»

Jordan renews swap offer to free pilot held by Islamic State

February 1, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan renewed an offer Sunday to swap an al-Qaida prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the Islamic State group, a day after a video purportedly showed the militants... more »»

Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous place. more »»

Japan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporter

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto. more »»

African leaders to court: Drop cases against top Africans

February 1, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The International Criminal Court should drop or suspend charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto until African... more »»

Shock and sadness as Japanese react to IS video

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. more »»

Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. more »»

Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. more »»

Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

January 31, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts... more »»

Japan 'indignant' over purported video of hostage beheading

January 31, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage Sunday over a video purportedly from the Islamic State group that shows a militant beheading hostage Kenji Goto. more »»

Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

January 31, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — An online video purports to show Islamic State group militants beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. more »»

Yemen president refuses to reconsider resignation

January 31, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president will not reconsider his resignation, despite pressure for him to do so by rebels who control the capital and who he says are holding him "at gunpoint," an... more »»

President: Egypt faces long fight to defeat Sinai militants

January 31, 2015

El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi told his nation to prepare for a long fight to defeat Islamic extremists Saturday following a wave of attacks on security forces in... more »»

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian who hurled firebomb

January 31, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says troops have shot a pair of Palestinians who were throwing firebombs at Israeli vehicles in the West Bank. more »»

Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

January 31, 2015

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. more »»

Spanish radical left party gets boost with huge Madrid rally

January 31, 2015

MADRID (AP) — At least 100,000 people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in... more »»

Anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in Kabul turns violent

January 31, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A protest in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Saturday against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, turned into a violent confrontation between riot police and... more »»

Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president

January 31, 2015

ROME (AP) — Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy's president in the third day of balloting by... more »»

South Africa riots raise worry about anti-foreign sentiment

January 31, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African youths recently swept through an intersection in the heart of Soweto township, breaking into immigrant-owned shops and grabbing whatever they could — soda, a loa... more »»

Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

January 31, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday. more »»

 
 

 

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