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Facebook outage brings jokes, marketing pitches to Twitter

January 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For many, the hour without a Facebook was a golden opportunity for a joke — or a marketing pitch — on other social media sites. more »»

AP Interview: EU anti-terror chief: rehab for jihadis

January 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-terror chief called Tuesday for countries to rehabilitate rather than punish returning jihadis with no blood on their hands, saying that some prisons hav... more »»

Rio official says there's 'no plan B' for Olympic sailing

January 27, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment... more »»

Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights

January 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the military said. more »»

Putin marks Auschwitz liberation to press points on Ukraine

January 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz to press the Russian points on Ukraine. more »»

Amid pressure, bailout critic is new Greek finance minister

January 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, picked an outspoken bailout critic as his new finance minister Tuesday, signaling his resolve to take a tough line wit... more »»

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead

January 27, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two... more »»

Monarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still low

January 27, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico has rebounded 69 percent from last year's lowest-on-record levels, but their numbers remain very low,... more »»

Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages

January 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live. more »»

Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

January 27, 2015

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola... more »»

Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

January 27, 2015

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a... more »»

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 5 foreigners, 3 guards dead

January 27, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials sai. more »»

UN: 2 killed, 6 hurt in northern Mali protest

January 27, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A demonstration outside a U.N. base in northern Mali descended into violence Tuesday, leaving at least two people dead and six wounded, according to a U.N. official. more »»

What the credit downgrade to 'junk' means for Russia

January 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to be a world economic power. more »»

Yemen's Shiite rebels release abducted aide of president

January 27, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels said Tuesday they have released a presidential aide whose abduction 10 days ago set in motion a violent escalation that led to the resignation of the... more »»

Airlines halt flights to Baghdad after gunfire hits plane

January 27, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it... more »»

Facebook blames internal glitch for hourlong global outage

January 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. more »»

Dutch judge approves hacking suspect's extradition to US

January 27, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch judge on Tuesday approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Russian suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar computer hack. more »»

Greek bailout critic named new finance minister

January 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic has been named as finance minister in the country's new left-wing government. more »»

Kurds expand offensive after driving IS out of Syrian town

January 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters expanded their offensive Tuesday after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani the previous day, to retake dozens of surrounding... more »»

 
 
 

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