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Al-Jazeera reporter released from Egyptian prison, deported after more than year behind bars
CAIRO (AP) -- A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups....

A look at the trial of 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year
CAIRO (AP) -- Here is a look at the major events in the arrest and trial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year:...

Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists, 1 has been deported and 2 remain in jail
CAIRO (AP) -- Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His two colleagues remain in prison. Here is a look at the biographies of the three:...

Analysis: Why Japan may still pursue a greater global role despite the hostage crisis
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....

Horror, fear in Japan after video purports to show Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto
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 persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism....

Intensification in Ukrainian separatist offensive creates flood of displaced people
SVYATOHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) -- As fighting escalates around the town Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, a growing wave of civilians are fleeing their homes, taking the risk of being struck by stray projectiles on their way, and often leaving family members behind....

Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter who told stories of kids and ordinary folk
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....

Jordan `as committed as ever' to anti-IS coalition despite standoff over pilot, FM says
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants....

Japanese shocked and saddened by purported slaying of journalist held by Islamic State group
TOKYO (AP) -- The news of the purported killing of journalist Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants rushed through Japan early Sunday morning, shocking and saddening people in a nation that has embraced pacifism and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis:...

Serbia grants citizenship to Mohammed Dahlan, rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after he pledged millions of dollars in investments from the Emirates, where he has lived in exile, Serbian officials said Sunday....

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Africa
Islamic extremists attack Maiduguri, biggest city in northeast Nigeria, from 4 fronts

Asia
Horror, fear in Japan after video purports to show Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto

Europe
Intensification in Ukrainian separatist offensive creates flood of displaced people

Latin America/Caribbean
Colombia's ex-spy chief wanted for illegal wiretaps on politicians surrenders in Panama

Middle East
Rights group Amnesty says Egyptian authorities covering up protester deaths


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