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Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms

ATHENS - Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures. | Video

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Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - Kurdish forces took full control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, driving out remaining Islamic State fighters to end a four-month battle that became a focal point of the international fight against the ultra-hardline Islamist group.

Syria 10:39am EST

Suspected U.S. drone strike kills al Qaeda men in Yemen

SANAA - A suspected U.S. drone strike on a car in eastern Yemen killed three men believed to be al Qaeda militants on Monday, officials said, suggesting U.S. security operations are continuing despite a political crisis in the volatile Arab country.

Yemen 11:20am EST

Mubarak's sons freed from Egyptian prison after anniversary of his fall

CAIRO - The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Monday, security officials said, a move that could fuel tension after the violent anniversary on Sunday of the 2011 uprising that toppled the autocrat.

Egypt, Davos 10:07am EST

Prosecutor seeks 26-year jail sentence for Concordia captain

FLORENCE - An Italian prosecutor asked a court on Monday to sentence the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to more than 26 years in jail for his role in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people.

Italy 9:30am EST

Orban acknowledges some Hungarians 'chose evil over good' in Holocaust

BUDAPEST - Prime Minister Viktor Orban overcame unease within his government to acknowledge Hungary's role in the Holocaust on Monday, saying many people in the central European country acted "shamefully" in World War Two.

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