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Islamic State video claims to show beheading of U.S. journalist

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants posted a video on Tuesday that purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the insurgents in Iraq. | Video

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Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 36

HIROSHIMA - At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police said. | Video

Environment, Japan 7:36am EDT

Iran parliament dismisses minister in setback for Rouhani

DUBAI - Iran's parliament voted to dismiss the minister of science on Wednesday, removing an official viewed with distrust by conservatives and dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani's liberalization program.

Davos 7:40am EDT

Four beheaded corpses found in Egypt's Sinai: security sources

CAIRO - Four beheaded corpses were found by residents of a town in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security sources said, blaming Islamist militants waging an insurgency against Cairo.

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Afghanistan gives NYT reporter 24 hours to leave country

KABUL - Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday.

U.S. suspects in Bali suitcase murder on suicide watch - police

DENPASAR Indonesia - A pregnant U.S. teenager and her boyfriend were on suicide watch on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Wednesday, police said, after being held as suspects in the murder of the woman's mother whose battered body was found in a suitcase.

Indonesia 4:56am EDT

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