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Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter
CAIRO (AP) -- A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups....
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Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
TOKYO (AP) -- The wife of slain Japanese hostage Kenji Goto said Monday she is devastated but proud of her husband, who was beheaded by Islamic State extremists....
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Reporter freed from Egypt jail wants colleagues released
SYDNEY (AP) -- For more than a year, the parents of jailed Al-Jazeera English journalist Peter Greste kept up a relentless, resolute campaign to free their Australian son from an Egyptian prison. Over and over, they slid behind a microphone-laden table to face hordes of journalists at regular news conferences, pleading for Greste's freedom even as their hearts were repeatedly broken by false rumors of his release....
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Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight
SVYATOHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) -- As fighting escalates around the town Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, a growing wave of civilians are fleeing their homes, taking the risk of being struck by stray projectiles on their way, and often leaving family members behind....
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Japan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporter
TOKYO (AP) -- Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto....
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Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again
TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous place....
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Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground....
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Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants....
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France offers support for Greece amid bailout tensions
PARIS (AP) -- France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability....
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Japanese shocked, saddened by purported slaying of hostage
TOKYO (AP) -- The news of the purported killing of journalist Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants rushed through Japan early Sunday morning, shocking and saddening people in a nation that has embraced pacifism and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis:...
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