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February 10, 2018 - 3:24 pm
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government says Boko Haram extremists have released three university lecturers and 10 women who had been kidnapped in separate raids last year. Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said Saturday the release of the 13 people follows negotiations directed by President...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, Johann Johannsson poses in the press room with the award for best original score for "The Theory of Everything" at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The award-winning musician and film composer has died according to his manager, Tim Husom. Husom says Johannsson died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 in Berlin. ( Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 10, 2018 - 3:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Johann Johannsson, an award-winning composer and producer who combined classical sounds and modern electronics on the acclaimed soundtracks to "The Theory of Everything" and "Sicario," has died at age 48. His manager Tim Husom announced that Johannsson was found dead Friday in his...
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February 10, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Westerville police have confirmed that two officers have been fatally shot Saturday at a home in this Columbus suburb. A police statement says the officers responded to a 911 hang-up call around 11:30 a.m. and were shot after they arrived at a residence. A suspect is...
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February 10, 2018 - 3:00 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish warships on manoeuvers in the Mediterranean Sea have blocked a rig belonging to the Italian energy firm ENI from reaching an area off Cyprus to start searching for gas, officials said Saturday. Cyprus' Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides told state broadcaster RIK...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hold a joint news conference at the Griffith Observatory Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
February 10, 2018 - 2:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posed for a selfie with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and talked up ties between their two countries Saturday, the last day of his three-day swing through California. Dressed in shorts and athletic shirts, the two men spoke with reporters...
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FILE - This Oct. 19, 2017, image from drone video, shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said military operations to oust the Islamic State group ended. A U.S. military official says that the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in January 2018 captured two notorious British members of an Islamic State insurgent cell commonly dubbed “The Beatles” and known for beheading hostages. (AP Photo/Gabriel Chaim)
February 10, 2018 - 2:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — Former Islamic State hostages and families of the group's victims are urging Britain and the United States to put two recently captured extremists on trial, arguing that denying them justice will fuel the hatred and violence they supported. French journalist Nicolas Henin, who was...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, Johann Johannsson poses in the press room with the award for best original score for "The Theory of Everything" at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The award-winning musician and film composer has died according to his manager, Tim Husom. Husom says Johannsson died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 in Berlin. ( Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 10, 2018 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Johann Johannsson, an award-winning composer and producer who combined classical sounds and modern electronics on the acclaimed soundtracks to "The Theory of Everything" and "Sicario," has died at age 48. His manager Tim Husom announced that Johannsson was found dead Friday in his...
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Israeli security stands around the wreckage of an F-16 that crashed in northern Israel, near kibbutz of Harduf, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone it said infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets inside Syria, in its most significant engagement since the fighting in neighboring Syria began in 2011. Responding anti-aircraft fire led to the downing of an Israeli fighter plane. (AP Photo/Rami Slush) ***ISRAEL OUT***
February 10, 2018 - 1:55 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed. The sudden escalation offers what could be a harbinger of...
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February 10, 2018 - 1:49 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' foreign minister says a rig belonging to the Italian energy firm ENI has halted its journey in the Mediterranean Sea after encountering Turkish warships. Ioannis Kasoulides told state broadcaster RIK on Saturday that the rig, which was to start exploratory drilling...
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South Korea's goalie Shin So-jung (31), of the combined Koreas team, watches the puck goes into the goal shot by Phoebe Staenz (88), of Switzerland, during the second period of the preliminary round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Brian Snyder/Pool Photo via AP)
February 10, 2018 - 1:49 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The moment was too important to be overshadowed by a loss. No matter the final score. The Korean women's hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, was routed 8-0 by Switzerland on Saturday night in its debut game, outshot 52-8...
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