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Pakistani suspect admits to role in Daniel Pearl’s beheading

A lawyer for the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl says the Pakistani man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 beheading has admitted to having a “minor" role in Pearl's death
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Faisal Siddiqi, a lawyer for the family of Daniel Pearl, an American reporter for the Wall Street Journal who was kidnapped and killed in Pakistan, talks to journalists after an appeal hearing in the case, at the Supreme Court, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. In a dramatic turn of events, Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheik, a man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl admitted a "minor" role in his death, upending 18 years of denials, the Pearl family lawyer said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Waseem Khan)
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Police raid Russian opposition leader's apartment, offices

Police are searching the Moscow apartment of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, another apartment where his wife is living and two offices of his anti-corruption organization
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2021, file photo, Alexei Navalny is surrounded by journalists inside the plane prior to his flight to Moscow in the Airport Berlin Brandenburg (BER) in Schoenefeld, near Berlin, Germany. Allies of Navalny are calling for new protests next weekend to demand his release, following a wave of demonstrations across the country Saturday, Jan. 23, that brought out tens of thousands in a defiant challenge to President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov, File)
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Zimbabwe holds burial for 3 top leaders who died of COVID-19

Zimbabwe buried three top officials in a single ceremony at a shrine reserved almost exclusively for the ruling elite as a virulent wave of the coronavirus takes a devastating toll on the country
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Pallbearers stand next to coffins of three top government officials at their burial at the National Heroes acre in Harare, Wednesday, Jan, 27, 2021. Zimbabwe on Wednesday buried three top officials who succumbed to COVID-19, in a single ceremony at a shrine reserved almost exclusively for the ruling elite as a virulent second wave of the coronavirus takes a devastating toll on the country.( AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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Russia's Putin warns of worsening global instability

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the world risks sliding deeper into instability as the coronavirus pandemic combines with global rivalries and other international tensions
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to participants of the the World Economic Forum via a video link in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Putin warned of rising global tensions and growing risks of new conflicts and called for broader international cooperation to tackle new challenges. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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UK vaccine plant evacuated after 'suspicious package' found

North Wales Police have advised the public to avoid the area.
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Police officers manage a checkpoint on a road near the Wockhardt pharmaceutical plant in Wrexham, Britain January 27, 2021.
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German government cuts 2021 economic growth forecast to 3%

The German government has cut its growth forecast for this year to 3% as Europe’s biggest economy faces persistent headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic
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The lights of a bridge are reflected in the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. In background are the buildings of the banking district. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic

Holocaust survivors are commemorating their lost loved ones as the world marks the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
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A pathway leading to an observation and security tower between what were electric barbed wire fences inside the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz I in Oswiecim, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The commemorations for the victims of the Holocaust at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945, will be mostly online in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Battling COVID-19, South Africa prepares for first vaccines

Battling a COVID-19 resurgence driven by a more infectious variant, South Africa is preparing to roll out its first vaccines to the country’s frontline healthcare workers
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Land is excavated to make way for more burial space in the Maitland cemetery in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The City of Cape Town is working closely with the Muslim Judicial Council to increase burial capacity as COVID-19 claims more lives in a second surge of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
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Tanzania's president expresses doubts about COVID vaccines

Tanzania’s president is openly expressing doubt about COVID-19 vaccines and accusing people who were vaccinated outside the East African nation of bringing new infections into the country
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Racial profiling by French police challenged in class action

Six nongovernmental organizations have opened the first class-action lawsuit against France for alleged systemic discrimination by police carrying out identity checks
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Omer Mas Capitolin poses in Paris, Tuesday Jan.26, 2021. In a first for France, six nongovernmental organizations launched a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the French government for alleged systemic discrimination by police officers carrying out identity checks. Omer Mas Capitolin, the head of Community House for Supportive Development, a grassroots NGO taking part in the legal action, called it a "mechanical reflex" for French police to stop non-whites, a practice he said is damaging to the person being checked and ultimately to relations between officers and the members of the public they are expected to protect. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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Pope marking Holocaust warns another extermination possible

Pope Francis is marking Holocaust Remembrance Day by warning that warped ideologies can pave the way to another genocide
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Philippines protests new China law as `verbal threat of war’

The Philippines is protesting a new Chinese law that authorizes its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy other countries' structures on islands it claims
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo, protesters display a balloon with an anti-China message during a rally near the Philippine Congress in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines has protested a new Chinese law that authorizes its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy other countries' structures on islands it claims, Manila’s top diplomat said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
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World Food Program chief warns of vulnerable supply chains

The head of the World Food Program says that the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need to strengthen vulnerable supply chains to impoverished nations struggling to feed their populations
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Exterior view of the congress center in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. The World Economic Forum, WEF, was scheduled to take place in Davos between Jan. 25 and Jan. 29, 2021. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak it will be held in a digital format. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
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US B-52 bomber again flies over Mideast amid Iran tensions

The U.S. military says it has again flown a B-52 bomber over the Middle East “to deter potential aggression” amid tensions with Iran
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 handout photo, released by the U.S. Air Force, a B-52 bomber from the 2nd Bomb Wing of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, right, flies with Royal Saudi Air Force F-15s during a mission in the Middle East. The U.S. military said Wednesday it again flew a B-52 bomber over the Middle East "to deter potential aggression" amid tensions with Iran. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Roslyn Ward, via AP)
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Debate heats up over how countries tax Big Tech companies

The international debate over taxing Big Tech is heating up
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FILE - This photo combo of images shows the Amazon, Google and Facebook logos. An international debate over how countries tax big U.S. technology companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook is heating up. It's a challenge for the new U.S. Biden Administration, since talks face a mid-year deadline to reach a global deal that all agree on _ and defuse trade disputes with France and other countries that are imposing go-it-alone taxes the U.S. sees as discriminatory. (AP Photo, file)
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Protesters against UK rail link evicted from London park

Some protesters against a high-speed rail link between London and northern England have been evicted from a park in the capital city early Wednesday after they dug tunnels and set up a makeshift camp
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The encampment in Euston Square Gardens in central London, Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021. Protesters against a high-speed rail link between London and the north of England said Wednesday that some of them have been evicted from a park in the capital after they dug tunnels and set up a makeshift camp. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
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Cyber cops in 9 nations team up to disrupt dangerous malware

Law enforcement authorities in several countries have joined forces to disrupt what they call one of the world’s most dangerous pieces of malware, one that allowed criminal gangs to install ransomware and steal data from computer users
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EU gives Poland a month to respond to justice system fears

The European Union’s executive body is warning Poland that it has a month to address long-standing concerns about laws that Brussels fears undermines the independence of Supreme Court judges or face possible legal action
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Russian parliament OKs New START nuclear treaty extension

Russian lawmakers have quickly approved the extension of the last remaining nuclear Russia-U.S. arms control, a fast-track action that comes just days before it’s due to expire
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia. Russia and the United States exchanged documents Tuesday Jan. 26, 2021, to extend the New START nuclear treaty, their last remaining arms control pact, the Kremlin said. The Kremlin readout of a phone call between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin said they voiced satisfaction with the move. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
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Bus crash in western Cameroon kills more than 50 passengers

At least 53 people have died and 21 others were injured after a bus collided with a truck early Wednesday in a village in Cameroon’s west, officials say
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US says Eritrean forces should leave Tigray immediately

The United States says all soldiers from Eritrea should leave Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region immediately
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Map locates key cities in Ethiopia's Tigray region. Millions of Tigray residents, still largely cut off from the world, live in fear of Eritrean soldiers.
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Iran, Taliban officials say US pushing war in Afghanistan

Iranian state TV says Iranian and Taliban officials have met in Tehran and are accusing the U.S. of provoking the continuation of war in Afghanistan
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, center, top U.S. commander for the Middle East, makes an unannounced visit in Kabul, Afghanistan. Iranian state TV said Iranian and Taliban officials have met in Tehran and are accusing the U.S. of provoking the continuation of war in Afghanistan. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, told visiting Taliban political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, that the U.S. seeks to continue the war in neighboring Afghanistan. (AP Photos/Lolita Baldor, File)
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Singapore detains 16-year-old over plans to attack mosques

Singapore’s government says it had detained without trial a 16-year-old student, who had made detailed plans and preparations to launch what authorities called terrorist attacks on two mosques
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Mali army and French forces kill 100 extremists this month

Mali’s army along with French forces in the West African nation have killed at least 100 Islamic extremists so far this year
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German governor apologizes for 'little Merkel' comment

A German state governor has apologized for referring to Chancellor Angela Merkel as “little Merkel” during a recent online event, saying he had unintentionally displayed macho behavior
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Thuringia's state governor Bodo Ramelow holds his glasses during a break as part of a special plenary session of the Thuringian parliament in Erfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. State governor Ramelow has apologized for referring to her as “little Merkel” during a recent online event, saying he had unintentionally displayed macho behavior. (Michael Reichel/dpa via AP)
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Zimbabwean journalist released on bail after weeks in prison

Zimbabwe’s High Court on Wednesday freed on bail journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who had spent nearly three weeks in prison — his third detention in five months
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Zimbabwean journalist Hopwell Chin'ono arrives at the magistrates courts in Harare, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. On Friday, Zimbabwe police arrested the prominent journalist for the third time in six months. Chin’ono posted on his Twitter account that police had picked him from his house and said they were charging him with “communicating falsehoods.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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Report: Israeli settler population surged during Trump era

A pro-settler group says Israel’s West Bank settler population has grown at a far higher rate than the country as a whole over the last four years
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January 27

China asks Indonesia to treat detained sailors fairly

China’s government has called on Indonesia to treat a group of detained Chinese sailors fairly but gave no indication what their oil tanker was doing when it was found at sea transferring fuel from an Iranian ship
January 27
In this undated photo released by Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMLA), a BAKAMLA ship escorts Iranian-flagged tanker MT Horse, top right, as they sail towards Batam Island, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities detained the crews MT Horse and Panamanian-flagged MT Freya that were seized Sunday for illegally transferring oil in Indonesian waters, an official said Tuesday. (Indonesian Maritime Security Agency via AP)
January 27

Russian parliament's lower house approves extension of New START nuclear treaty with US

Russian parliament's lower house approves extension of New START nuclear treaty with US
January 27
January 27

German woman charged with plotting attack on Muslims, others

Munich prosecutors say a German woman has been charged with preparing a far-right attack and other crimes on allegations she was in the process of building a bomb to target Muslims and local politicians in Bavaria
January 27
January 27

Iran's president criticizes prosecution of telecom minister

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized Iran's hard-liner dominated judiciary over last week’s prosecution of the country's telecommunications minister
January 27
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting in Tehran, Iran. Rouhani on Wednesday, Jan. 27, criticized the country's hard-liner dominated judiciary over last week's prosecution of the country's telecommunications minister. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File)
January 27

Groups launch first class-action lawsuit against France for systemic racial discrimination by police in ID checks

Groups launch first class-action lawsuit against France for systemic racial discrimination by police in ID checks
January 27
January 27

Farmers back at protest camp after deep challenge to PM Modi

Tens of thousands of farmers who stormed the historic Red Fort on India’s Republic Day are again camped outside the capital after the most volatile day of their two-month standoff left one protester dead and more than 80 police officers injured
January 27
Indian police fire tear gas shells towards protesting farmer as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan.26, 2021. Tens of thousands of farmers drove a convoy of tractors into the Indian capital as the nation celebrated Republic Day on Tuesday in the backdrop of agricultural protests that have grown into a rebellion and rattled the government. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
January 27

Amid crisis, Hezbollah 'bank' a lifeline for some Lebanese

As more Lebanese fall into poverty in the country's economic crisis, increasing numbers are turning to the financial arm of the militant Hezbollah group for help
January 27
A statue of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, former head of Iran's Quds force, stands in front of a branch of the Hezbollah-run Qard al-Hassan Association, in Ghobeiry, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. As more Lebanese fall into poverty in the country's economic crisis, increasing numbers are turning to the financial arm of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant group for help. Qard al-Hassan provides small, interest-free loans in dollars at a time when Lebanese are desperate for hard currency and commercial banks are not lending. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
January 27

China: Military flights warn against interference in Taiwan

China says its military drills near Taiwan serve as a stern warning against foreign interference and independence moves in the self-governing island off its east coast
January 27
January 26

Lawmakers say North Korean diplomat defected to South Korea

South Korean lawmakers say a North Korean diplomat who served as the country’s acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to the South
January 26
FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, South Korean army soldiers patrol along the barbed-wire fence in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. A North Korean diplomat who served as the country's acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to South Korea, according to South Korean lawmakers who were briefed by Seoul's spy agency on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 26

Criminals in Mexico exploit desperation for oxygen canisters

High rates of coronavirus infection have led Mexico to crack down on the illicit trade in oxygen canisters, though thieves are coming up with new ways to defraud families
January 26
People wait to refill oxygen tanks for relatives sick with COVID-19 in the Iztapalapa district of Mexico City, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The city is offering free oxygen refills for patients with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
January 26

Indonesia detains Iranian, Chinese crews of seized tankers

Indonesia says it has detained the Iranian and Chinese crewmembers of two tankers that were seized for illegally transferring oil in Indonesian waters
January 26
In this undated photo released by Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMLA), a BAKAMLA ship escorts Iranian-flagged tanker MT Horse, top right, as they sail towards Batam Island, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities detained the crews MT Horse and Panamanian-flagged MT Freya that were seized Sunday for illegally transferring oil in Indonesian waters, an official said Tuesday. (Indonesian Maritime Security Agency via AP)
January 26

South African Muslim group safely buries its virus dead

For more than 30 years, the Saaberie Chishty ambulance service has responded to medical emergencies in a tight-knit Muslim community in Johannesburg
January 26
Volunteers from the Saaberie Chishty Society prepare the body of a COVID-19 victim, in Lenasia, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. For more than 30 years, the Saaberie Chishty ambulance service has responded to medical emergencies in a tight-knit Muslim community in Johannesburg. Now, as COVID-19 sweeps through, the service has greatly expanded to offer oxygen and home care. Confronted by an increased number of deaths, it also provides safe body preparation and burial to assure that people are still buried according to Muslim tradition. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
January 26

Russia, US exchange documents to extend nuclear pact

The Kremlin says Russia and the United States have exchanged documents to extend their last remaining nuclear arms control pact days before it is set to expire
January 26
FILE - In this file photo taken from a video distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, a rocket launches from missile system as part of the drills, a ground-based intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from the Plesetsk facility in northwestern Russia. Russia's top diplomat says that Moscow is ready for a quick deal with the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to extend the last remaining arms control pact, which expires in just over two weeks. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP, File)
January 26

Snow and icicles create wintry landscape in China

Mountains in China's Shanxi Province were covered with snow and icicles after recent storms.
January 26
January 26

Kobe remembered, tornado hits Alabama, bubble concert; World in Photos, Jan. 26

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
January 26
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January 26

EU approves more state aid to boost car batteries industry

The European Union has approved 2.9 billion euros in subsidies from 12 member countries to develop a project aiming at developing the electric battery industry
January 26
European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age Margrethe Vestager speaks during a news conference on European project in battery value chain at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels,Tuesday, Jan. 26. 2021. The European Union has approved €2.9 billion (US3.53 billion) in subsidies from 12 member countries for a second pan-European project to develop the bloc's electric battery industry and move away from its reliance on Asian imports. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)
January 26

Tunisians protest arrests; government faces confidence vote

Hundreds of Tunisians are protesting outside parliament as lawmakers prepare to vote on a new government following a week of protests over poverty and a lack of jobs
January 26
A demonstrator holds a poster reading " You push for illegal migration in a wooden boat," during a demonstration in Tunis, Saturday, Jan.23, 2021. Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections and calm tensions after a week of protests and rioting over economic troubles. New clashes between protesters and police broke out Saturday hours after the new virus restrictions were announced. (AP Photo/Hedi Ayari)
January 26

Israel: 900 Holocaust survivors died of COVID-19 in 2020

Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics says some 900 people who survived the Holocaust died from COVID-19 in Israel last year
January 26
January 26

Israeli military chief warns of new plans to strike Iran

Israel's military chief is warning the U.S. against rejoining the Iran nuclear deal even if the Biden administration succeeds in toughening it
January 26
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2019 file photo, Aviv Kochavi, hold press conference following the killing of a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza by Israel, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Kochavi on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 warned the Biden administration against rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, even if it toughens its terms, adding he's ordered his forces to step up preparations for possible offensive action against Iran during the coming year. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
January 26

Officials say Israeli minister visited Sudan to discuss ties

Officials say an Israeli delegation headed by the country's intelligence minister quietly visited Sudan and met with the African nation's leaders
January 26
FILE - In this June 29, 2019 file photo, Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the military council, speaks during a military-backed rally, in Omdurman district, west of Khartoum, Sudan. An Israeli delegation headed by Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen quietly visited Sudan and met with Burhan, officials from both countries said Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The visit on Monday was the first visit by an Israeli minister to Sudan less than three weeks after Khartoum inked an agreement to normalize ties with Israel. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
January 26

Vatican clears retired US bishop of multiple abuse claims

The Vatican has cleared a retired U.S. bishop of multiple allegations he sexually abused minors and teenagers, rejecting lay experts' determination that a half-dozen claims were credible
January 26
FILE - In this Spet. 19, 1988 file photo Rev. Joseph Hart dispenses communion during an outdoor Mass celebrated for participants of the Basque Festival in Buffalo, Wyo. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2020 the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith cleared retired Cheyenne, Wyoming Bishop Hart of seven accusations of abuse, determined that five others couldn’t be proven “with moral certitude” and that two cases involving boys, who were 16 and 17, couldn’t be prosecuted given the Catholic Church didn’t consider them minors at the time of the alleged abuse, the diocese said. (AP Photo/Dean Wariner, File)
January 26

The Kremlin says Russia, US exchange documents to extend the New START nuclear treaty

The Kremlin says Russia, US exchange documents to extend the New START nuclear treaty
January 26
January 26

NIreland leader orders inquiry into homes for unwed mothers

The leader of Northern Ireland has ordered an independent investigation to give voice to the survivors of church-run homes for unmarried mothers and their babies, saying they have been silenced and shamed for too long
January 26