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Japan stunned after video claims death of 1 of 2 IS hostages
TOKYO (AP) -- From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed....

Father of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopeful
TOKYO (AP) -- The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly shown in a video as having been killed by Islamic State militants is hoping against hope his son could still be alive....

Obama offers condolence to Abe over slain hostage
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama has offered condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the killing of a Japanese national by the Islamic State group....

Anti-bailout party the favorite as Greeks cast critical vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's struggle with crippling debts, with a radical left party poised to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout....

Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels....

Truck bombing in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, wounds 2
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban truck bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Sunday, wounding two people in the first attack targeting Kabul in almost three weeks, officials said....

Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- 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 dangerous offshoot....

Zambia: Ruling party candidate wins presidential election
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- The candidate from the ruling Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu, has won Zambia's presidential election called after President Michael Sata died in October, the acting chief justice announced late Saturday....

Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell
MADRID (AP) -- 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 Interior Ministry said....

Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) -- The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke....

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