Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter
CAIRO (AP) -- A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups....
Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again
TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous place....
Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight
SVYATOHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) -- As fighting escalates around the town Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, a growing wave of civilians are fleeing their homes, taking the risk of being struck by stray projectiles on their way, and often leaving family members behind....
Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
TOKYO (AP) -- Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism....
Japan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporter
TOKYO (AP) -- Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto....
Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground....
Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants....
France offers support for Greece amid bailout tensions
PARIS (AP) -- France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability....
Japanese shocked, saddened by purported slaying of hostage
TOKYO (AP) -- The news of the purported killing of journalist Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants rushed through Japan early Sunday morning, shocking and saddening people in a nation that has embraced pacifism and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis:...
Egypt antiquities showman tells the world it's safe to visit
KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) -- Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned in a swirl of corruption allegations after the 2011 revolution ousted his patron. Admired or reviled, he is once again a frontman for Egypt, exhorting international audiences to see the heritage of a country where unrest has hit tourism hard....
Today the 49th Super Bowl will be played between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. According to Dial Global over 23 million tuned in and over 111 million watched the big game in 2014. Before this current NFL season even kicked off, the league was facing situations involving two high profile running backs Ray Rice and Adrien Peterson. Two weeks ago the NFL launched an investigation into deflate gate.
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