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A man walks past an apartment building damaged by a Grad missile in Vostochniy district of Mariupol, Eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people. The attack on Mariupol, a strategically situated port city that had been relatively quiet for months, alarmed ...

Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition party surrounded by photographers reacts as he casts his vote at a polling station in Athens, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras tipped as the favorite to win, although possibly without a large enough majority to form a government. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone. Alexis Tsipras, leader of the communist-rooted Syriza party, immediately promised to end the "five years of humiliation ...

Shoichi Yukawa, father of Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese hostages held by the Islamic State group, speaks during an interview at his house in Chiba, near Tokyo Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Japanese officials are working to verifying a new message purported to be from the Islamic State group holding the hostages. The Associated Press could not verify the contents of the message, which varied greatly from previous videos released by the Islamic State group, which now holds a third of both Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Asahi Shimbun, YasuhiroSugimoto, Pool)

Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With attention focused on efforts to save the other hostage, some also criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive for a ...

Protesters hold posters against Houthi Shiite rebels who hold the capital, Sanna, amid a power vacuum as they hold a demonstration in Sanaa on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Some 20,000 marched Saturday across the capital, where demonstrators converged on the house of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who resigned Thursday along with his Cabinet. Arabic writing on the banner at right reads, "Militias do not build a country." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected

President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country. The U.S. campaign against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is heavily dependent on using drone strikes to take ...

Assistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson, right, talks with blogger and dissident Yoani Sanchez in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, Pool)

Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties

The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy. Following the highest-level ...

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures during a speech about future plans for the the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/James Glossop, Pool)

UK reviewing security after hoax call to Cameron

British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government's eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone. Cameron ended the call when it became clear the call, purportedly from GCHQ director Robert Hannigan, was ...

A near deserted street is photographed as a curfew is placed on people after clashes between Nigerian troops and Islamic extremists, in the city of  Maiduguri, Nigeria,  Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, In fierce fighting Sunday, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria. Dozens of combatants have been killed and wounded, soldiers and hospital workers said.  (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)

Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on villages some 200 kilometers (125 miles) to the south in Adamawa state, ...

Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police

Images of a mortally wounded protester, blood running down her face and hair as she was lifted from the pavement by a comrade, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt's government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police brutality. The photos and videos show a heavily armed ...

Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, right, walks with U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, on his arrival at the State House in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency. (AP Photo/Akintunde Akinleye, Pool)

Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency. On a day when Nigerian troops battled ...

Iran foreign minister summoned to explain stroll with Kerry

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been summoned before parliament to explain his recent public stroll with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a Sunday report by the country's official IRNA news agency. On Jan. 14, on the sidelines of ongoing nuclear negotiations, Zarif took a 15-minute walk ...

FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 19, 2014 file photo, Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), addresses the media in Gammarth, northeastern Tunisia. The World Health Organization is considering reforms that could overhaul its structure in what may be a last-ditch effort to salvage its credibility after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak. WHO has been repeatedly slammed for its sluggish, clumsy efforts in battling the epidemic in West Africa. On Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015,  WHO’s executive board, which advises the agency, will discuss proposals that could radically transform the U.N. health agency. (AP Photo/Adel Ben Salah, File)

WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. On Sunday, several dozen of WHO's member countries approved a resolution aimed at strengthening the U.N. health agency's ability ...

Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Angelina Jolie delivers a speech during a press conference in Khanke camp in Dahuk, north of the Kurdistan region, 260 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Actress and United Nations envoy Angelina Jolie called on the international community to do more for people in Iraq and Syria, during a visit to a refugee camp in northern Iraq on Sunday. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Selim)

Jolie in Iraq, says more needed for Iraq and Syria refugees

Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in dire conditions in northern Iraq. Visiting Iraq for the fifth time, Jolie said that the slow pace of funding this ...

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France finds bodies of 6 skiers buried by avalanche in Alps

France's interior ministry says the bodies of six French skiers have been found a day after they were swept away by an avalanche in the French Alps. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Sunday that the skiers were killed near the town of Ceillac in in the Queyras Massif, 200 kilometers ...

The coffin of  Shaimaa el-Sabagh is carried out of the Zenhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt early Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. On the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, activists mourned the death of el-Sabagh, a 32-year-old mother of one from the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, who was shot Saturday in downtown Cairo while taking part in a gathering commemorating the nearly 900 protesters killed in the revolt. Activists blame police for the death and the government says it is investigating. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El-Gwad, El Shorouk Newspaper)  ** EGYPT OUT**

Egypt: 15 killed in clashes between Islamists, police

Anti-government protesters fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, as clashes left at least 15 people dead and dozens injured. Another two people died when an explosive device they were planting under a high-voltage tower in the ...

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 looters make off with goods from a store in Soweto, South Africa. South African authorities have re-established order _ for now _ in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed. (AP Photo)

South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed. The 19-year-old mother of an infant who died after being trampled by a mob during the looting said ...

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