• Rebels launch 'intense' attacks on Ukraine government troops: Kiev military

    Pro-Russian rebels launched new attacks against Ukrainian government positions on Sunday, the Kiev army said, as Western countries threatened more sanctions against Moscow for backing a new separatist offensive. Recent days have seen the worst fighting in eastern Ukraine since a September…

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  • Iran's foreign minister summoned to parliament over walk with Kerry

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to appear before parliament following controversy over a promenade with his American counterpart during intense nuclear negotiations in Geneva, state media reported on Sunday. Zarif, who leads Tehran's talks with "P5+1" - the United States, Britain,…

  • Kerry in Nigeria to urge non-violence before presidential vote

    By Warren Strobel LAGOS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Nigeria on Sunday to urge its rival political camps to respect the outcome of a Feb. 14 presidential election, amid concerns that post-poll violence could undermine the fight against Boko Haram militants. Boko Haram…

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  • Why it matters that Donald Trump is attacking Mitt Romney

    With all due respect, the Republican Party could probably do with a lot less of what was heard at the Iowa Freedom Summit Saturday. On one hand, that might seem strange, considering that the Iowa Freedom Summit was all about getting America back to its "core principles of pro-growth economics,…

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  • Obama gets high India honor. Are better US-India ties on the way?

    President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apparently hit it off last fall during a Modi visit to Washington – with Obama even giving his guest a spontaneous tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. Now it is Modi's turn to host Obama. Arriving Sunday, Obama will be the first…

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  • Not Bush? Not Romney? Who does Donald Trump like for president in 2016?

    At a high-profile Republican event held Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, the business mogul announced that he might once more make a bid for chief of state, this time in 2016. "I am seriously thinking of running for president," Mr. Trump said as he took the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit. To an…

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  • ISIS video: Is this Japanese beheading real or fake?

    In the video, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto holds up a photo that purportedly shows the beheaded body of his companion, security contractor Haruna Yukawa. In both cases, questions have been raised about their authenticity.

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  • Johnny Depp's 'Mortdecai' Now Playing In Theaters

    Meet Charlie Mortdecai - equal parts debonair art dealer, scampish rogue, and moustachioed connoisseur. Find showtimes and get tickets today!

  • Israeli court orders state to raze West Bank outpost

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's supreme court has ordered Israeli authorities to demolish one of the oldest and most contentious Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank.

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • 30 Filipino police commandos killed in clash with rebels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Filipino forces in many years, officials said.

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  • Obama backs India's solar goals, seeks support for climate talks

    By Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday offered to help finance India's ambitious solar energy target and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support at global climate talks in Paris later this year. India is the world's third-largest greenhouse gas emitter…

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  • Zambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president

    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday.

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  • Egypt's Cabinet extends curfew in North Sinai

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's state media says the Cabinet has decided to extend a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the northern Sinai peninsula for three more months.

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  • Three protesters killed on anniversary of Egypt uprising as tension grows

    By Maggie Fick and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - Three people were killed during pro-democracy protests in Egypt and a bomb wounded two policemen on Sunday, the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security sources said. The anniversary is a test of whether…

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  • Lacazette scores and gets injured as leader Lyon beats Metz

    PARIS (AP) — Alexandre Lacazette scored his league-leading 21st goal of the season Sunday — and then limped off injured — as Lyon beat 10-man Metz 2-0 to maintain its four-point lead at the top of the French league.

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  • UN 'grave concern' over Lebanon border battle with IS

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag expressed "grave concern" Sunday over a border battle between Lebanese forces and Syria-based fighters from the Islamic State group that killed eight soldiers, as the chaos of Syria's war increasingly threatens the…

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  • Lavrov blames upsurge in Ukraine fighting on Kiev troops

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking to his US counterpart John Kerry on Sunday, blamed the upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine on government forces he said were "constantly" shelling towns. "Sergei Lavrov pointed out that an escalation of the situation is a result of Ukrainian…

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  • Top Asian News at 4:00 p.m. GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Filipino forces in many years, officials said. Dozens of commandos had entered the far-flung village of Tukanalipao at…

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