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  • Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist
    Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

  • Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani
    Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again.

  • South Africa riots raise worry about anti-foreign sentiment
    South Africa riots raise worry about anti-foreign sentiment

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African youths recently swept through an intersection in the heart of Soweto township, breaking into immigrant-owned shops and grabbing whatever they could — soda, a loaf of bread, sometimes even the shelves. Nearly 40 years ago, at the same intersection, young blacks marced to protest the white racist rulers of the time, drawing a bloody crackdown that shocked the world.

  • Japan 'indignant' over purported video of hostage beheading

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage Sunday over a video purportedly from the Islamic State group that shows a militant beheading hostage Kenji Goto.

  • Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul
    Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas.

  • Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram
    Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday, as the international community, including long-time foes the U.S. and Iran, rallied in support of Nigeria against the militants.

  • Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president
    Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president

    ROME (AP) — Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy's president in the third day of balloting by lawmakers.

  • Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies
    Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town hall on Saturday to be evacuated with as many belonings as they could carry.

  • Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid
    Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan.

  • Spanish radical left party gets boost with huge Madrid rally
    Spanish radical left party gets boost with huge Madrid rally

    MADRID (AP) — At least 100,000 people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year.

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