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Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police

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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.

  • Zambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president
    Zambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president

    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday.

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

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting the stage for a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.

  • Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected
    Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country.

  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30
    Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.

  • 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.

  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed
    Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts.

  • WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola
    WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.

  • UK reviewing security after hoax call to Cameron
    UK reviewing security after hoax call to Cameron

    LONDON (AP) — British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government's eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone.

  • Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties
    Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties

    HAVANA (AP) — The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the county's struggling economy.

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