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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.

    At least 9 killed after gunmen storm luxury hotel in Tripoli

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

    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.

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    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

    The letter marked the former ruler’s first comments on the breakthrough deal toward restoring relations.

    Obama in Saudi Arabia to pay condolences after king’s death

    Obama in Saudi Arabia to pay condolences after king’s death

    President cancels a visit to the Taj Mahal to lead a high-level delegation for funeral of Saudi king.

    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.

    Russian leaders lash out at West for inciting ‘anti-Russian hysteria’

    Russian leaders lash out at West for inciting ‘anti-Russian hysteria’

    Russian President Vladi­mir Putin tells students a “NATO foreign legion” is operating in Ukraine.

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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

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.