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Jordan condemns killing of Goto, vows to free captured pilot

Jordan strongly condemned on Sunday the killing of a second Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group and said the militants had rejected all efforts made by the kingdom to release him. Islamic State militants released a video Saturday that purported to show the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ...

Feb 2, 2015

Immigrants to U.S. could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved

Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved. Some immigration lawyers fear the delay will leave their clients ...

Feb 2, 2015

Amnesty: Egypt covering up protester deaths

Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week. The London-based Amnesty said at least 27 people ...

Flash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations

Feb 2, 2015

Flash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations

Flash floods caused by heavy rain have hit northwestern Greece and southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers Sunday and destroying a famous 18th-century stone bridge. No casualties were reported in either country. Heavy rain began Saturday in the northwestern Greek province ...

Feb 2, 2015

Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight case

Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion “Suge” Knight struck two men with his pickup truck — leaving one dead and the other injured — to help shed light on whether the rap music mogul was a perpetrator or victim ...

Feb 2, 2015

Runner-up snatches crown off winner in Brazil beauty pageant

A Brazilian beauty pageant took a bizarre turn when the first runner-up snatched the crown off the winner of the Miss Amazonas contest, refusing to accept her loss. Sheislane (shays-lah-nee) Hayalla is justifying her reaction by claiming her rival, Carol Toledo, bought the title. ...

Feb 2, 2015

Obama ties foreign profits tax to public works

President Barack Obama’s budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said. The proposal, one ...

Top comics festival in France honors Charlie Hebdo contributor

Feb 2, 2015

Top comics festival in France honors Charlie Hebdo contributor

A youngster’s tale of life torn between France and the Middle East by a Charlie Hebdo contributor scooped the top award at one of the world’s biggest comics festivals in France on Sunday. The Angouleme festival, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to ...

Feb 2, 2015

Chad forces bomb Boko Haram positions in Nigerian town

Chadian aircraft struck Boko Haram positions in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru for a second straight day on Sunday, an AFP journalist in a neighboring town said. Two military choppers pounded targets in Gamboru for about two hours, setting off loud explosions and ...

Feb 2, 2015

Islamic State claims beheading of Iraqi security personnel

The Islamic State group beheaded an Iraqi police officer and two soldiers, the latest in a long series of atrocities committed by the jihadis, according to pictures posted online Sunday. In one photo, a blindfolded man said to be a police lieutenant colonel kneels ...