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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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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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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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Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
TOKYO (AP) -- Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism....
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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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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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Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His two colleagues remain in prison. Here is a look at the biographies of the three:...
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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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Serbia grants citizenship to main rival of Palestine leader
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after he pledged millions of dollars in investments from the Emirates, where he has lived in exile, Serbian officials said Sunday....
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Egypt antiquities showman tells the world it's safe to visit
KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) -- Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned in a swirl of corruption allegations after the 2011 revolution ousted his patron. Admired or reviled, he is once again a frontman for Egypt, exhorting international audiences to see the heritage of a country where unrest has hit tourism hard....
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