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Japan seeks Jordan's help on gaining hostage's release
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan sought help from Jordan and other countries Monday in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group, with no signs of progress on securing his release....

Russian ruble tumbles after violent weekend in east Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian currency fell by more than 3 percent early Monday, after Western leaders threatened to punish Russia for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend....

Greece's Syriza to form gov't after election victory
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Left-wing Greek election winner Syriza gained key support from an anti-bailout party Monday, allowing it to form a new government....

Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities....

Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison
CAIRO (AP) -- The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said....

Toll of Filipino commandos killed in rebel clash rises to 43
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- At least 43 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which they may have killed one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday....

Dwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s....

Church of England to ordain first female bishop
LONDON (AP) -- Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England is coming to an end, as the 500-year-old institution consecrates its first female bishop....

Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS
HONG KONG (AP) -- The website of Malaysia Airlines was hacked Monday by a group that proclaimed support for the militant Islamic State group and also vowed to release data stolen from the site....

China's leaders show listening ear on trash but not politics
BEIJING (AP) -- To help sell the public on the need for one of the world's largest trash incinerators in the mountains in west Beijing, Communist Party officials bused in hundreds of people for special tours. They held talks with residents and handed out questionnaires....

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