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Japan vows to work with Jordan to secure hostage release

TOKYO - Japan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after the killing last week of another Japanese captive, but it reiterated that it would not give in to terrorism.

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Car bomb explodes outside hotel in Libya's Tripoli: witnesses

TRIPOLI - A car bomb exploded in front of a Tripoli luxury hotel on Tuesday, witnesses said.

Libya 5:00am EST

In parting shot, Obama prods India on religious freedom

NEW DELHI - U.S. President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India's most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Tuesday, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country where relations between Hindus and minorities have come under strain. | Video

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Car bomb kills one in Egypt's Alexandria: security sources

CAIRO - One person was killed by a car bomb, parked near a police station by suspected Islamist militants, in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early on Tuesday, security sources said.

Egypt 2:19am EST

Bullets hit flydubai passenger jet at Baghdad airport

BAGHDAD - Bullets hit a passenger jet operated by budget carrier Dubai Aviation Corp, known as flydubai, as it was landing at Baghdad airport, the company and officials said on Tuesday.

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EU foreign ministers to consider new sanction against Russia

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders asked their foreign ministers on Tuesday to consider an appropriate response to renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine, including new sanctions against Russia, when the ministers meet in Brussels on Thursday.

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