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Cuba publishes first photos of Fidel Castro in 5 months

February 4, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Student leader Randy Perdomo Garcia shows a picture of his meeting with Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015. Cuba has published the first photos of Fidel Castro in five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader engaged in conversation with the head of the main Cuban student union. A first-person account [&hellip...

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Australia stocks jump, currency slumps after rate cut

February 3, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street address carved in the side of a building, in New York. Global stocks struggled on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, after Chinese manufacturing weakened, though European markets were stable after France...

Mexican opium farmers expand plots to supply US heroin boom

February 3, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 26, 2015 photo, villagers gather to talk with Associated Press journalists about their communities and dependence on growing opium to make a living in the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains of Guerrero state, Mexico. Many farmers say they would like...

Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama

February 2, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 photo, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks up during a Diet session at the upper house of Parliament in Tokyo as his government is working closely with Jordan to save a Japanese hostage taken by the Islamic State...

Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria

February 2, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, villagers sit on the back of a small truck as they and others flee the recent violence near the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state,...

Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded

February 1, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Junko Ishido, mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, speaks during a press conference at her home in Tokyo, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 after the release of an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading her son. Japan condemned...

Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

February 1, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

The shadow of Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem is cast on a wall as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits to greets him during their meeting in Athens, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Dijsselbloem is in Athens for talks with Greece’s new left wing...

Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

February 1, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A woman walks past a poster of animation “Assassination Classroom” in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood – or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in...

Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

February 1, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this picture taken Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, a Syrian Kurdish sniper looks at the rubble in the Syrian city of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani. The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian...

IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique

January 31, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, a passerby is silhouetted against a large TV screen broadcasting a news program in Tokyo reporting on a video posted on YouTube by jihadists on Tuesday, Jan. 27, that purports to show a still photo of...