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Activists, Kurds: Islamic State group nearly out of Kobani
BEIRUT (AP) -- The extremist Islamic State group has nearly been pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani, activists and Kurdish officials said Monday, marking a major symbolic victory both for the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition targeting the militants....
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Greece's Syriza to form gov't after election victory
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the country's bailout....
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Japan seeks Jordan's help on gaining hostage's release
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan sought help from Jordan and other countries Monday in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group, with no signs of progress on securing his release....
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Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend....
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Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities....
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Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison
CAIRO (AP) -- The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said....
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Toll of Filipino commandos killed in rebel clash rises to 43
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- At least 43 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which they may have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday....
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Dwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s....
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Church of England to ordain first female bishop
LONDON (AP) -- Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England is coming to an end, as the 500-year-old institution consecrates its first female bishop....
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Syrian president dismisses talks with 'puppets' in interview
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Russia and Syria played down any hopes of a breakthrough in talks set to begin Monday in Moscow, while much of the opposition shied away....
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