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Greece's Syriza on verge of outright majority in vote

ATHENS - Greece's anti-austerity leftist party Syriza will easily win Sunday's election but may fall short of an absolute majority in parliament by as little as one seat, the first official projection of the vote showed. | Video

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At least 15 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising

CAIRO - At least 15 people were killed in anti-government protests in Egypt on Sunday, the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security sources said. | Video

World, Egypt 2:42pm EST

Iran's foreign minister summoned to parliament over walk with Kerry

DUBAI - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to appear before parliament following controversy over a promenade with his American counterpart during intense nuclear negotiations in Geneva, state media reported on Sunday.

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Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri city

MAIDUGURI/BAUCHI, Nigeria - Nigeria's military repelled multiple attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources said on Sunday, but the insurgents captured another Borno town.

World, Africa 1:44pm EST

Japan condemns IS execution, demands remaining hostage release

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous" and again demanded the group release a second Japanese national they are holding. | Video

World, Japan, Tony Abbott 5:49am EST

Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel.

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East Coast on alert for blizzard on Monday

- A potential blizzard was heading toward a wide swath of the U.S. East Coast on Sunday, prompting weather alerts and storm warnings from New Hampshire to Philadelphia, the National Weather Service said.

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Canada to unveil new security legislation after 2014 attacks: PM

TORONTO - Canada will introduce new legislation aimed at giving more powers to its police and security agencies in the wake of two attacks by Muslim converts last year, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Sunday.