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  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama celebrates India’s Republic Day

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama’s experience at India’s Republic Day celebration may have felt a little like his two presidential inaugurations. He watched the two-hour parade of military hardware, marching bands and elaborately…

  • Syrian president dismisses talks with ‘puppets’ in interview

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad dismissed negotiations with Western-backed opposition representatives, calling them “puppets” in an interview with a U.S. magazine published Monday ahead of talks set to begin in Moscow. The…

  • Turkish court orders Facebook pages blocked

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a court has ordered authorities to block access in the country to Facebook pages that “insult” the Prophet Muhammad, in the latest move to censor the…

  • Greece’s Syriza to form gov’t after election victory

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the country’s bailout. Although…

  • Euro wobbles as anti-austerity party set to govern Greece

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The euro wobbled Monday after Greece’s anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel. Stock markets in Europe and…

  • 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. Security officials said the…

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    WHITE HOUSE-LOCKDOWN NEW: Spokesman: Secret Service recovers ‘device’ at White House WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for President Barack Obama says a drone of some kind has been found on the grounds of the White…

  • Spokesman: Secret Service recovers ‘device’ at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for President Barack Obama says a “device” has been found on the grounds of the White House but that it poses no threat. Spokesman Josh Earnest says Secret Service agents…

  • Shiite rebels violently disperse demonstrators in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels armed with knives and batons attacked and detained demonstrators Monday protesting against their power grab in Yemen’s capital, witnesses said. The Houthi rebels seized Sanaa in September and days…

  • Federal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has put a temporary hold on her decision that overturned Alabama’s gay marriage ban, but indicated she will soon answer a key question: Must state probate judges issue…

  • 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,…

  • Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read “Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More.” It’s an unsettling…

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    There was political turmoil in Nepal, a move to indict Thailand’s former president and preparations in India to welcome U.S. President Barack Obama. The week also saw Japan grapple with a chilling video showing two…

  • 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…

  • 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.…