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  • Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

    TOKYO (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With attention…

  • Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the…

  • Obama, Modi declare era of ‘new trust’ in US-India relations

    NEW DELHI (AP) — 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…

  • 30 Filipino police commandos killed in clash with rebels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — 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…

  • AP NewsAlert

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine town mayor says more than 30 police commandos killed in clash with Muslim rebels.

  • Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons…

  • Obama ‘deeply concerned’ about latest violence in Ukraine

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration is “deeply concerned” about the latest deadly flare-up in eastern Ukraine, but he says he won’t change how he’s handling the situation. Obama says he’ll…

  • Constitution move pushes Nepal deeper into political turmoil

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s ruling coalition on Sunday took a step toward drafting a new constitution, angering the opposition and pushing the Himalayan country further into political turmoil. Opposition members in the Constituent Assembly…

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama’s presidential ‘namaste’

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India’s Republic Day celebration that he showed it. After arriving at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the presidential palace, for an elaborate welcome ceremony,…

  • Truck bombing in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, wounds 2

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban truck bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Sunday, wounding two people in the first attack targeting Kabul in almost three weeks, officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi suggested…

  • Obama offers condolence to Abe over slain hostage

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama has offered condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the killing of a Japanese national by the Islamic State group. The White House says Obama telephoned Abe…

  • Obama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was welcomed like royalty Sunday in India as he opened a three-day visit aimed at turning his burgeoning rapport with Prime Minister Narendra Modi into progress on climate…

  • Officials scramble after massive power outage hits Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A massive blackout struck Pakistan early Sunday, leaving as much as 80 percent of the country without electricity at its height as officials rushed to restore power. By mid-morning Sunday, officials said…

  • Father of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopeful

    TOKYO (AP) — The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly shown in a video as having been killed by Islamic State militants is hoping against hope his son could still be alive. “My mind went…

  • Obama offers condolences to Japan over slain hostage

    By JULIE PACE,  AP White House Correspondent NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama has offered condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the killing of a Japanese national by the Islamic State group.…