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On landmark anniversary at Auschwitz, a nightmare revisited

For what may be the last time, a large number of survivors gather at Auschwitz.

In Argentina, distrust over move to abolish spy agency

After the death of a prosecutor, the timing of the president’s plan struck many as questionable.

U.S. contractor among 10 dead in Tripoli hotel attack

Masked gunmen were also said to have blown up a car in the parking lot at the Corinthia Hotel.

Obama pays condolences to family of late Saudi king

The president canceled a visit to the Taj Mahal to lead a high-level delegation for Abdullah’s funeral.

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Purported IS message threatens Japan, Jordan hostages

An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than “24 hours left to live.”

Airlines suspend Baghdad flights after shots hit plane

The flights are a lifeline for Iraq’s capital, and officials begged the carriers not to suspend service.

France, Belgium anti-terror raids net 8 more suspects

France, Belgium anti-terror raids net 8 more suspects

Anti-terror raids in France and Belgium netted eight more suspects on Tuesday.

Fidel Castro gives cautious nod to U.S. diplomatic outreach

A letter marked the former leader’s first comments on the breakthrough deal toward restoring relations.

In farewell to India, Obama calls for religious tolerance, gender equality

In farewell to India, Obama calls for religious tolerance, gender equality

He spoke to an enthusiastic crowd about human rights issues and the future of U.S.-India relations.

In her defense, Argentine president calls for dissolution of spy service

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attacks spies, media, and defends her government from wrongdoing.

Kurds drive Islamic State from strategic town of Kobane

Kurds drive Islamic State from strategic town of Kobane

The border site has been a focus of U.S. airstrikes for the past four months.

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High in the Himalayas

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit is not nearly as grueling of an adventure as climbing Everest. But as last week’s death shows, it is certainly not without risks.

Foreign fighters flow to Syria

An estimated 15,000 militants from at least 80 nations are believed to have entered Syria to help overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Related story.

Refuge: Stories from the Syrian exodus

Refugees from Syria’s civil war are remaking the political, economic and religious landscape in the Mideast.

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Fidel Castro breaks silence on U.S.-Cuba relations

Fidel Castro breaks silence on U.S.-Cuba relations

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts U.S. politics.
Judge opens inquiry into death of former Russian spy

Judge opens inquiry into death of former Russian spy

A long-awaited inquiry into the death of a former Russian spy opened with the revelation that the KGB agent turned Kremlin critic may have been poisoned with radioactive polonium not once, but twice.
Obama welcomed at India’s Republic Day parade

Obama welcomed at India’s Republic Day parade

President Obama joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, watching India’s Republic Day parade. Obama is the first U.S. President to be honored as the chief guest at the festivities.
Dramatic video shows Ukraine rocket attack

Dramatic video shows Ukraine rocket attack

Dramatic video from a dashboard camera captured the rocket attack Saturday in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which left at least 30 dead.
Rocket attacks trigger new tensions over Ukraine

Rocket attacks trigger new tensions over Ukraine

Rocket attacks in Mariupol, a strategically-situated port city in southeastern Ukraine, alarmed the West and looked likely to further aggravate relations with Russia.
Greeks go to the polls

Greeks go to the polls

Greeks were voting on Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future.
Obama, Modi tout economic cooperation

Obama, Modi tout economic cooperation

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted economic cooperation and progress before business leaders in New Delhi, but urged them to do more to seize the "untapped potential" that could unleash greater trade.
Obama visit draws protests in India

Obama visit draws protests in India

Around 100 protesters gathered in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Saturday to demonstrate against President Obama's visit to the country.
Obama, Modi cite progress toward nuclear ties

Obama, Modi cite progress toward nuclear ties

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday they had made progress on nuclear cooperation, as well as other issues such as, trade and defense.
Aftermath of deadly shelling in Ukraine

Aftermath of deadly shelling in Ukraine

Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing dozens of people, authorities said.
Angelina Jolie visits refugees in Iraq

Angelina Jolie visits refugees in Iraq

UN special envoy for refugees Angelina Jolie called on the international community to do more to aid refugees displaced by fighting in Iraq and Syria.
Japanese PM signs condolence book following King Abdullah's death

Japanese PM signs condolence book following King Abdullah's death

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered his condolences at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tokyo, following the death of King Abdullah.
U.S. unclear after Cuba talks if new policy will work

U.S. unclear after Cuba talks if new policy will work

The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in more than three decades said after days of talks that she had no sense of whether the new U.S. policy of engagement would achieve its goal of generating reforms that benefit the Cuban people.
Funeral held for Saudi king

Funeral held for Saudi king

After nearly two decades leading the oil rich kingdom, Saudi King Abdullah was laid to rest Friday while his successor, King Salman promised to continue the policies of his predecessors.
Historic U.S.-Cuba talks begin in Havana

Historic U.S.-Cuba talks begin in Havana

The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades has begun two days of negotiations in Havana. Among other things, discussions are focused on re-establishing a U.S. embassy in Havana and a Cuban embassy in Washington.
Long path lies ahead for U.S.-Cuba relations

Long path lies ahead for U.S.-Cuba relations

The U.S. and Cuba admitted after the second day of talks that it could take weeks to schedule the next. The Associated Press’s Bradley Klapper says it's a sign of the long road ahead after more than a half-century of tension.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

More than 300 survivors gathered at Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of the Nazi concentration camp’s liberation.

Obama visits Saudi Arabia after king’s death

He cancels a visit to the Taj Mahal to attend the funeral and meet the country’s new leader.

Day in photos

Snowmobiling through Boston, Steven Spielberg attends Auschwitz remembrance, cockroach Valentine and more.

Greek fighter jet crashes in Spain

At least 10 people were killed and 13 injured in an accident that took place during a NATO training exercise.

Day in photos

Preparing for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, ice-water plunges, Miss Universe and more.

Warm welcome as Obama lands in India

The president arrives for Republic Day celebrations

Greek voters reject five years of austerity

Leftist victory could put Athens at odds with the rest of Europe.

Rebels launch new assault in Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists shell the eastern city of Mariupol, leaving dozens dead or injured.

Yemen rebels attack presidential compound

Shiite insurgents overran the palace and shelled the residence in an offensive against the Western-allied government.

Divers reach fuselage from downed AirAsia jet

After being hindered by rough weather, Indonesian search and rescue officials were able to retrieve six bodies from the wreckage.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

The new monarch, Salman bin Abdul Aziz, is a veteran of the country’s top leadership.

U.S. set to begin historic talks in Cuba

Both countries express optimism, but Havana wants change in migration policy.

Day in photos

Glowing blue water from algal bloom in Hong Kong, Czech Republic dogsled race and more.

Best news photos of the week

Gov. Larry Hogan’s snowy inauguration in Maryland and more key images from the week’s news.

Funeral held for Saudi king

Saudi Arabia’s new king joined prayers Friday before the simple burial of the country’s late ruler Abdullah.