The Patriotic Europeans group holds a rally in Dresden, Germany.

Greeks firmly reject austerity in historic vote for the left

Projections Sunday night showed a wide lead for a radical party that will challenge the European status quo.

Kerry urges Nigerians to avoid post-election violence

The polarizing vote will come as Boko Haram terrorizes the northern part of the country.

Paraguay tries to stop execution of woman in China

Convicted of drug smuggling, she has become the face of South American nation’s human trafficking problem.

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Abandoned as a child bride, wife of India’s prime minister hopes he calls

Abandoned as a child bride, wife of India’s prime minister hopes he calls

Narendra Modi left his wife shortly after their arranged marriage and kept it secret for decades.

Japan’s Abe ‘speechless’ on seeing video of hostages

Japan’s Abe ‘speechless’ on seeing video of hostages

The Islamic State appears to have dropped its ransom demand and is now seeking a prisoner exchange.

As talks begin, Cubans begin anticipating changes to come

As talks begin, Cubans begin anticipating changes to come

Citizens express optimism about normalization of relations, even if it is unclear how far measures will go.

Pro-Russia rebels launch new offensive in Ukraine

Pro-Russia rebels launch new offensive in Ukraine

Shelling killed at least 30 in the Ukrainian military’s last bastion in the east.

India doubles down on coal despite pressure on emissions

India doubles down on coal despite pressure on emissions

Obama hopes New Delhi will address climate change as it strives to meet the energy needs of its economy.

Obama shortens trip to India to pay condolences in Saudi Arabia

Obama shortens trip to India to pay condolences in Saudi Arabia

He had planned to visit the Taj Mahal on Tuesday, but will be meeting with King Salman.

A leftist roar in Greece foreshadows a showdown with Europe

A leftist roar in Greece foreshadows a showdown with Europe

A radical anti-austerity party is expected to win elections on Sunday, and demand new bailout terms.

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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

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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rebels battle soldiers in Yemen's capital

Rebels battle soldiers in Yemen's capital

In Yemen, Rebel Shiite Houthis battled soldiers near the presidential palace and elsewhere across the capital Monday, seizing control of the country's state-run media in a move an official called "a step toward a coup."
Kerry: Coalition making significant gains against Islamic State

Kerry: Coalition making significant gains against Islamic State

Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq and its international partners have made great progress in the fight against the Islamic State, having killed thousands of the group's fighters and half of its leadership.
Mexico’s Colima volcano erupts

Mexico’s Colima volcano erupts

Dramatic time-lapse video shows the moment when Mexico's Colima volcano, known locally as the “Fire Volcano” erupted on Jan. 21, sending a large plume of ash and gases into the air.
Iraq: 'We need aid to fight' Islamic State

Iraq: 'We need aid to fight' Islamic State

Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday appealed to the U.S.-led coalition and the international community to do more to help his country win the war against the Islamic State.
Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 9 on bus

Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 9 on bus

A Palestinian man stabbed at least nine people, wounding some of them seriously, on a bus in central Tel Aviv before he was chased down, shot and arrested, Israeli police said Wednesday.

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Warm welcome as Obama lands in India

The president arrives for Republic Day celebrations

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.

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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.

The remnants of Auschwitz’s dark history

From original blueprints to a rare photo album, artifacts from the infamous concentration camps in Poland are still surfacing.

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies

Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz was popular with his subjects and kept a good relationship with the United States.

Day in photos

First lady’s White House reading event, artifacts recovered in Rome, Microsoft unveils HoloLens device and more.

Shelling kills at least seven people at a bus stop in Donetsk

Moscow traded accusations with Ukraine over which side was responsible for the latest bloodshed in the region.

Stabbing attack in Tel Aviv

A Palestinian man attacked at least nine people on a crowded bus during rush hour in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

Day in photos

State of the Union, birds in San Francisco fouled by mysterious goo, passengers stabbed on Israeli bus and more.

Animal views

This week’s collection includes residents of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.

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