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Monday, January 26, 2015
Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's battle against crippling debts, with a radical left party favored to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout.
Nigeria's military fought Boko Haram militants in the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri on Sunday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry jetted in to discuss fears about election-related violence.
An apparent rebel attack on a key power line plunged around 80 percent of Pakistan into darkness on Sunday, the latest reminder of the country's crippling energy crisis.
Zambia's new President Edgar Lungu was sworn in Sunday as the country's sixth president after narrowly winning a vote rejected by the opposition.
Libya's Ansar al-Sharia jihadist group on Saturday confirmed the death of its leader Mohamed al-Zehawi, after Islamist websites reported he had been mortally wounded in fighting in October.
Shiite militia fired warning shots Sunday to disperse a protest against their takeover of Sanaa as parliament failed to convene to discuss the president's resignation, prolonging a dangerous power vacuum in Yemen.
An Argentine prosecutor found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Kirchner took a bullet point-blank to his forehead, justice officials said Saturday.
US fighters scrambled after Twitter bomb threats
U.S. officials scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to shadow a pair of commercial airliners after bomb threats were made Friday against the flights on the social network Twitter.
Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and most witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally Saturday that the U.S. needs a “spiritual revival,” as he continued to court religious conservatives for a possible presidential campaign.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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