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    Sun, 6:32pm

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Filipino forces in many years, officials said. Dozens of commandos had entered the far-flung village of Tukanalipao at dawn looking for a top terror suspect, but had a "misencounter" with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Mayor Tahirudin Benzar Ampatuan of Mamasapano town told The Associated Press by telephone. read more
  • Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

    Sun, 6:32pm

    Alexis Tsipras, center, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition party surrounded by supporters arrives at the headquarters of his party in Athens, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. The anti-bailout Syriza party has won a decisive victory in Greece's national elections, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting the stage for a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.


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  • WHO pledges reforms as it admits Ebola mistakes

    Sun, 6:27pm

    A health worker wearing protective equipment gives to drink to an Ebola patient at the Kenama treatment center on November 15, 2014The World Health Organization's chief on Sunday admitted the UN agency had been caught napping on Ebola and pledged reforms to avoid similar mistakes in future. Despite turning a corner in the fight against Ebola, there was no room for complacency, WHO head Margaret Chan told a rare emergency session of the agency. "The world, including WHO, was too slow to see what was unfolding before us," she told delegates at only the third emergency session in the history of the WHO.


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  • Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

    Sun, 6:32pm

    Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition party surrounded by photographers reacts as he casts his vote at a polling station in Athens, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras tipped as the favorite to win, although possibly without a large enough majority to form a government. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)The anti-bailout Syriza party won a decisive victory in Greece's national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.


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  • U.S. East Coast braces for 'historic' blizzard on Monday

    Sun, 6:09pm

    snowBy Brendan O'Brien and Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) - A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday that is expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued a blizzard warning for the northern section of the East Coast from Monday afternoon until Tuesday, placing states from New Jersey to Indiana under winter storm watches and advisories. "This could be the biggest snowstorm in the history of this city," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference, saying snowfall could reach up to 3 feet.


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  • Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at NYC Home Depot: NYPD

    Sun, 5:10pm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were killed after a shooting in a Home Depot store in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on Sunday afternoon in what appears to be a murder-suicide, two New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesmen said. One male individual, who preliminary NYPD investigations suggest was the shooter, was declared dead at the scene, Detective James Duffy said. The shooting took place around 2:45 p.m. EST, and police recovered a gun on the scene close to the body of the first victim. ...read more

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