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  • Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police
    Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police

    CAIRO (AP) — Images of a mortally wounded protester, blood running down her face and hair as she was lifted from the pavement by a comrade, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt's government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police brutality.

  • Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence
    Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-lined insurgency.

  • Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil
    Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often fraught debt inspections were a thing of the past.

  • Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages
    Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

    TOKYO (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.

  • 'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast
    'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast

    NEW YORK (AP) — A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: A storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut.

  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the feeral government.

  • French arrests raise question: Is free speech for all?
    French arrests raise question: Is free speech for all?

    LONDON (AP) — When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech.

  • Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations
    Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi.

  • 'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases
    'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases

    BOSTON (AP) — One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon.

  • Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016
    Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Cristian evangelicals and social conservatives.

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