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Toll tops 200 in battle for Nigerian city

Extremists attack Maiduguri; carnage in villages reported

Subscriber onlyMAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops battled Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. Continue reading...

Ukraine says calls prove rebels fired on civilians

Subscriber onlyKIEV, Ukraine -- 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. Continue reading...

Yemen party leaders abandon peace talks

Anti-rebel protests urged to continue

Subscriber onlySANAA, Yemen -- U.N.-sponsored talks between Yemeni political parties and Shiite rebels who occupy the capital broke down Sunday, with several main factions calling for renewed protests against the rebels. Continue reading...

Obama, Modi declare era of trust

President talks about civil nuclear pact during India visit

Subscriber onlyNEW DELHI -- President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi. Continue reading...

Clash with insurgents leaves 37 Filipino commandos dead

Subscriber onlyMANILA, Philippines -- 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. Continue reading...

Immigrants targeted in S. Africa

Subscriber onlyJOHANNESBURG -- 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. Continue reading...

Greek leftists triumph in election

Leader of Syriza party vows end to bailout ‘humiliation’

Subscriber onlyATHENS, Greece -- A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often tense debt inspections were a thing of the past. Continue reading...

15 die as Egyptian police, activists battle

Violence mars anniversary of ’11 uprising; 2 die trying to bomb electricity tower

Subscriber onlyCAIRO -- Anti-government protesters fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities 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 Nile Delta exploded prematurely, according to security officials. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyTerrorists cut power to 80% of Pakistan Continue reading...

Rockets rain on city shops, leave 30 dead

Ukrainian president calls attack terror, faults Russia

Subscriber onlyKIEV, Ukraine -- 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. Continue reading...

Video reported to show body of Japanese captive

Subscriber onlyTOKYO -- The Japanese government expressed anger at an image released Saturday that purported to show the decapitated body of one of two Japanese hostages captured by Islamic State militants. Continue reading...

Dignitaries pay respects to Saudi King Abdullah

Subscriber onlyRIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- World leaders and top dignitaries began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to give their condolences after the death of King Abdullah. Continue reading...

Chinese births expected to wane in year of sheep

Parents taking steps to avoid bad-sign babies

Subscriber onlyBEIJING -- Chen Lei runs a Shanghai business that helps pregnant Chinese women fly to Southern California and give birth in hospitals in Whittier, Fountain Valley, Pomona and other nearby cities. But come Feb. 19 -- when the Chinese new year begins, closing out the year of the horse and ushering in the year of the sheep -- he's anticipating a sharp drop in clientele for his company, Xiduo Baby. Continue reading...

Yemeni throngs rage at Houthis

Protesters urge president to return, shout at militias to leave

Subscriber onlySANAA, Yemen -- Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital, Sanaa, and other cities Saturday to denounce what they called the coup against President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi by Shiite Houthi rebels. Continue reading...

China to review woman's death penalty

Subscriber onlyBEIJING -- Rosalia Amarilla stepped into the international terminal of Beijing's cavernous main airport on the afternoon of July 24, 2012, wearing more than 7 pounds of cocaine stuffed into her underwear and bra. Continue reading...

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