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at 00:12 on January 28, 2015, EST.

Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital, killing 10, including American, 4 Europeans

TRIPOLI, Libya - In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia.

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at 03:27 on January 28, 2015, EST.

Mother makes emotional appeal to Japanese prime minister to save son as death threat looms

TOKYO - The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State group extremists appealed publicly Wednesday to Japan's leader to save her son after his captors purportedly issued what they said was a final death threat.

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at 02:02 on January 28, 2015, EST.

Israeli group: Most of the dead in 70 Gaza home strikes were women, children and the elderly

JERUSALEM - A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the rules of war, an Israeli rights group said Wednesday.

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at 01:41 on January 28, 2015, EST.

Prosecutors promise thorough investigation after police kill girl who hit officer with car

DENVER - Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car.

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at 01:23 on January 28, 2015, EST.

Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares New York City

BOSTON - New Englanders hit by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out Wednesday as some New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.

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at 00:18 on January 28, 2015, EST.

TV star's plastic surgery disaster puts quest for beauty to test in Brazil

SAO PAULO - Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.

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