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Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages

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BEIRUT (AP) — An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extr... Full Story

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  • Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages
    Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages

    BEIRUT (AP) — An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."

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    On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

    BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.

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    Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

    LONDON (AP) — Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow.

  • Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia
    Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects followig the death of King Abdullah.

  • Egypt's police criticized over death of female protester
    Egypt's police criticized over death of female protester

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also hampered efforts to save her life by ignoring pleas to let an ambulance take her away.

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    AP Interview: EU anti-terror chief: rehab for jihadis

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-terror chief called Tuesday for countries to rehabilitate rather than punish returning jihadis with no blood on their hands, saying that some prisons have become "incubators of radicalization."

  • Rio official says there's 'no plan B' for Olympic sailing
    Rio official says there's 'no plan B' for Olympic sailing

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters wher the events are to be staged.

  • Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks
    Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding peace talks with their representatives, as fighting escalated.

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