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Greek leftists Syriza aim for landmark election win

Greek leftists Syriza aim for landmark election win

Greeks began voting on Sunday in an election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing party Syriza, which has pledged to take on international lenders and roll back painful austerity measures imposed during years of economic crisis.
  • Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death

    The head of Libya's Ansar al-Sharia jihadist group, whose fate has been a mystery since fighting in October, was mortally wounded then, Islamist websites and an army officer said Saturday.
  • Rockets kill 30 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins

    Pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, prompting the European Union's foreign policy chief to warn of a further "grave deterioration" in EU-Russian relations.
  • Obama starts three-day India visit

    Signalling his determination to take relations with the United States to a higher level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug U.S. President Barack Obama as he landed in New Delhi on Sunday.

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Africa

Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death Record 1,215 rhino poached in South Africa in 2014 Libyan rival parliament suspends U.N.-sponsored peace talks Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap around 80 in Cameroon Chad armoured column heads for Cameroon to fight Boko Haram Child suicide bomber kills at least 16 in Nigeria

Middle East

Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands hostage release Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman Yemen president quits, throwing country deeper into chaos Japanese reporter's bid to save friend led to Islamic State abduction Houthis take over Yemen presidential palace Islamic State threatens to kill two Japanese hostages

Europe

Greek leftists Syriza aim for landmark election win Rockets kill 30 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins Ukraine cedes airport on one of bloodiest days of war Ukraine leader says 9000 Russian troops backing rebels German anti-Islam leader resigns after Hitler, refugee posts Kosovo miners stay deep underground in row over mine's fate

Asia - Pacific

Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands hostage release Japanese reporter's bid to save friend led to Islamic State abduction Islamic State threatens to kill two Japanese hostages IMF cuts global growth outlook, calls for accommodative policy Australia raises terror threat level against police to 'high' Ship finds crashed AirAsia jet's fuselage at bottom of Java Sea

US & Canada

Obama starts three-day India visit FULL TEXT: President Obama delivers State of the Union Address Obama says 'shadow of crisis has passed'

Latin America & Caribbean

Argentine president convinced Nisman death was no suicide Cuba wants off U.S. terrorism list before restoring normal ties Haiti's president, lawmakers reach 11th-hour deal

South Asia

Obama starts three-day India visit Nepal misses deadline for Constitution Disenchanted militants in South Asia eye Islamic State with envy

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Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands hostage release

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called the apparent killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous and impermissible," and again called for the group to release a second Japanese national they are holding. Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman Record 1,215 rhino poached in South Africa in 2014 Argentine president convinced Nisman death was no suicide Ukraine cedes airport on one of bloodiest days of war Yemen president quits, throwing country deeper into chaos

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Barack Obama delivers State of the Union address to American people

US President Barack Obama delivered his 2015 State of the Union Address to Congress Tuesday laying out a new vision for what his administration terms ...

Taliban video shows handover of US soldier

The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.The 17-minute video, made public on ...

Iranians 'released' from jail for making 'Happy' fan video

Police in Iran have released six people who were arrested for posting a video online of them dancing to US pop-star Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy ...

Thailand army declares martial law

Source: Reuters and agencies / IBTimesThailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests wh ...

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