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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 - 3:51pm

Explosions in Nigerian towns in north kill at least 34

JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Explosions in Nigeria's north central city of Jos and the northeastern town of Biu over the past two days have killed at least 34 people, witnesses said Thursday....

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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 - 3:50pm

'Jihadi John' raised in UK, studied computers, reports say

LONDON (AP) -- The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. A growing body of evidence suggests he is a London-raised university graduate, described by one man who knew him as kind, gentle and humble....

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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 - 3:24pm

Victory for Argentine leader: Judge rejects cover-up case

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A federal judge on Thursday firmly dismissed allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez tried to cover-up the involvement of Iranian officials in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, easing a crisis for her government fed by the death of the prosecutor who brought the case....

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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 - 3:04pm

Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday....

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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 - 3:03pm

US: China is expanding its South China Sea outposts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its "aggressive" effort to exert sovereignty, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday....

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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 - 2:47pm

Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country's east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line....

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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 - 12:56pm

News Guide: Latest developments on Islamic State group

From Iraq and Syria, where Islamic State militants abducted Christians and destroyed Mesopotamian relics, to arrests of suspects in New York and a Muslim group in Britain shedding light on the possible identity of a British-accented militant from IS beheading videos, the extremist group dominated the headlines on Thursday around the globe....

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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 - 12:03pm

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....

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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 - 10:59am

New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A linguistic storm is brewing in coastal Luderitz, where some residents of the Namibian town are protesting plans to change its name to !Nami(hash)nus....

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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 - 10:40am

Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Thursday to 165 as lack of equipment and the sheer depth of snow that buried entire homes and families hampered rescue efforts....

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