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In Nigeria, Kerry to discuss election, insurgent group

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Zurich, Jan 25 (AP) - Reflecting concern over the possibility of postelection violence, America's top diplomat is seeking separate meetings with Nigeria's president and his leading opponent ahead of voting as part of an effort to encourage both sides to accept the results peacefully.
The election is set for next month amid reports of killings and kidnappings carried out by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked group that has seized large portions of northeast Nigeria and mounted attacks on...

Obama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India

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New Delhi, Jan 25 (AP) - President Barack Obama opened a three-day visit to India aimed at turning his personal chemistry with Prime Minister Narendra Modi into progress on the climate change, defense and economics.
Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the...

Abe ‘speechless’ after video claims IS hostage dead

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Tokyo, Jan 25 (AP) - Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed and promised to save the other.
Shinzo Abe said on NHK TV that the video was likely authentic and...

Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

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Kiev, Jan 25 (AP) - Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia...

Cambridge holds Man United to 0-0 draw in FA Cup

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Cambridge, Jan 24 (AP) - Cambridge held star-studded Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at home in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday, earning the fourth-tier club a lucrative replay at Old Trafford.
Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie both missed good chances to score in the second half as...

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