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Japanese leader 'speechless' after video claims Islamic State hostage dead

An online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the Islamic State group had been killed

Ga. inmate who's come close to death 3 times to die Tuesday

A Georgia death row inmate who has come within hours of execution three times is once again scheduled to die this week. Read more »

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Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed

In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. Read more »

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Obama, Modi display bond, cite progress toward nuclear ties

Seizing on their personal bond, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday they had made progress on nuclear cooperation and climate change, with Obama declaring a... Read more »

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Contestants vie for Miss Universe crown in Miami on Sunday

A new Miss Universe will be crowned Sunday night in Miami, with participants from 88 countries taking part. Read more »

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30 Filipino police commandos killed in clash with rebels

More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Filipino forces in many years, officials said. Read more »

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Egypt: 9 killed in Cairo clashes between Islamists, police

Egyptian security officials say clashes between police and Islamist protesters in an eastern Cairo district have left nine demonstrators dead. Read more »

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Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is encouraging the main candidates in Nigeria's upcoming presidential vote to accept the results and tamp down potential postelection violence in a country... Read more »

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Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

Intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russian-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least... Read more »

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'Birdman'? 'Boyhood'? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview

The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their acceptance speeches. Read more »

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Ebola outlook improving in West Africa

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The countries at the epicenter of the current outbreak — Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone — are witnessing widespread decline in new Ebola cases. Read more »

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Want to help a sex trafficking victim get on her feet? Buy a handbag

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An online boutique offers beautiful handicrafts made in 19 countries — they're "survivor-made goods" that give former trafficking victims a fresh start and financial freedom. Read more »

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Obama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India

President Barack Obama opened a three-day visit to India aimed at turning his personal chemistry with Prime Minister Narendra Modi into progress on climate change, defense and economics. Read more »

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Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the... Read more »

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Possible 2016 GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum in Iowa

The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016... Read more »

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Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as pro-Russian rebels launch offensive

Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. Read more »

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Police: Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party

Police say a third person has died following an early-morning shooting at a house party in Omaha. Read more »

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Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself

In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911,... Read more »

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Added protections for consumer information on health website

The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. Read more »

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Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen

Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in protest on Saturday against Shiite rebels who hold the capital, amid a power vacuum in a country that is home to what Washington describes as al-Qaida's most... Read more »

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Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Miguel de Cervantes' remains

Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-old mystery of exactly where the great Spanish writer Miguel de... Read more »

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Measles case reported in Sioux Falls; officials host clinic

An unvaccinated child has been diagnosed with the measles in Sioux Falls, state and local health officials said Saturday, meaning 14 people have now been diagnosed in the last month with the highly... Read more »

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Expert says King Tut mask can be restored after epoxy used

Epoxy used to glue a blue and gold braided beard back on to the burial mask of Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun can be removed and the mask properly restored, a German expert summoned to Cairo to... Read more »

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Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White... Read more »

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Death of prosecutor hits Argentina, could affect its future

Faced with one of the biggest crises of her presidency, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has given her countrymen a confusing and sometimes contradictory view of how her most damaging accuser... Read more »

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'Not Mayberry anymore': Oil patch cops scramble to keep up

Police chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that would have been unheard of not long ago: license plates from Sinaloa, Mexico,... Read more »

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