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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 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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Argentine president plans to dissolve spy agency after prosecutor's death

BUENOS AIRES - President Cristina Fernandez plans to disband Argentina's intelligence agency amid suspicions that rogue agents were behind the mysterious death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Argentina 26 Jan 2015

Fidel Castro appears to lend support to Cuba talks with U.S.

HAVANA - Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to talks with the United States in his first comments about his longtime adversary since both countries agreed last month to restore diplomatic ties.

Politics, Cuba 26 Jan 2015

Turkey detains 26 security officers over illegal wiretapping

ISTANBUL - Turkish police detained 26 security officers on Tuesday on suspicion of illegally wiretapping politicians, civil servants and businessmen, Dogan News Agency reported.

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