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Jordan condemns killing of Goto, vows to free captured pilot

Jordan strongly condemned on Sunday the killing of a second Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group and said the militants had rejected all efforts made by the kingdom to release him. Islamic State militants released a video Saturday that purported to show the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ...

U.S. taking fresh look at giving arms to Ukrainian military: report

Feb 2, 2015

U.S. taking fresh look at giving arms to Ukrainian military: report

President Barack Obama’s administration is taking a new look at providing Ukrainian forces with defensive weapons and equipment in the face of a rebel offensive that shattered a five-month truce, The New York Times reported Sunday. The newspaper quoted U.S. officials as saying Secretary ...

After more than 400 days, Egypt frees then deports Al-Jazeera reporter

Feb 2, 2015

After more than 400 days, Egypt frees then deports Al-Jazeera reporter

Egypt freed and deported Australian journalist Peter Greste on Sunday after more than 400 days in detention, following global condemnation of his jailing on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood. Greste, an award-winning correspondent for Al-Jazeera English, flew to Larnaca in Cyprus accompanied by ...

Feb 2, 2015

Kidnapped Libyan oil official released, minister says

A kidnapped senior Libyan oil official has been released after more than two weeks of captivity, a senior official said on Sunday. Libya’s Oil Ministry and energy sector is caught up in a power struggle between the two rival governments that now control different ...

Feb 2, 2015

Egypt policeman kills hospitalized Islamist

An Egyptian policeman was arrested Sunday for having shot dead an Islamist detained in a Cairo hospital with injuries from his arrest, the interior ministry said. The ministry, on its Facebook page, said the victim was a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood arrested ...

Feb 2, 2015

Immigrants to U.S. could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved

Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved. Some immigration lawyers fear the delay will leave their clients ...

Feb 2, 2015

Amnesty: Egypt covering up protester deaths

Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week. The London-based Amnesty said at least 27 people ...

Flash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations

Feb 2, 2015

Flash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations

Flash floods caused by heavy rain have hit northwestern Greece and southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers Sunday and destroying a famous 18th-century stone bridge. No casualties were reported in either country. Heavy rain began Saturday in the northwestern Greek province ...

Feb 2, 2015

Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight case

Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion “Suge” Knight struck two men with his pickup truck — leaving one dead and the other injured — to help shed light on whether the rap music mogul was a perpetrator or victim ...

Feb 2, 2015

Runner-up snatches crown off winner in Brazil beauty pageant

A Brazilian beauty pageant took a bizarre turn when the first runner-up snatched the crown off the winner of the Miss Amazonas contest, refusing to accept her loss. Sheislane (shays-lah-nee) Hayalla is justifying her reaction by claiming her rival, Carol Toledo, bought the title. ...

Feb 2, 2015

Obama ties foreign profits tax to public works

President Barack Obama’s budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said. The proposal, one ...