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Dutch SIM card maker investigating reported UK-US hack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Dutch company that makes SIM cards for cellular phones says it is investigating reports that it was hacked by Britain's electronic spying agency in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency....

Glimpse of Chinese New Year: The emperor returns to Beijing

BEIJING (AP) -- Outfitted in a robe of yellow silk embroidered with dragons, the emperor is carried in a procession of warriors in the blue robes and red helmets of the Manchu army that conquered China in the 17th century....

US trial over attacks could hurt Palestinian war crimes push

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian officials are nervously watching a landmark terrorism trial in the United States, brought by victims of Palestinian suicide bombings and shootings aimed at civilians. They fear a negative verdict could hurt their international image at a time when they are preparing to press war crimes charges against Israel....

Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future

DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents....

Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future

DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents....

Arrest of Caracas mayor sign of broader Venezuela crackdown

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro poured into the streets Friday to condemn the surprise arrest of Caracas' mayor for allegedly participating in a U.S.-backed plot to overthrow his government....

Caracas mayor who opposed government apparently arrested

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Men in camouflage uniforms smashed into the office of Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma on Thursday and carried the opposition figure away. An aide said some of the officers wore the uniform of the national intelligence service police....

Toronto boy dies after wandering away from apartment

TORONTO (AP) -- A 3-year-old Toronto boy died Thursday after wandering away from an apartment building into bitterly cold weather overnight....

Toronto boy dies after wandering away from apartment

TORONTO (AP) -- A 3-year-old Toronto boy died Thursday after wandering away from an apartment building into bitterly cold weather overnight....

Some signs of tension emerge among Islamic State militants

BEIRUT (AP) -- As the Islamic State group tries to expand and take root across the Middle East, it is struggling in Syria - part of its heartland - where it has stalled or even lost ground while fighting multiple enemies on several fronts....

US Embassy: Turkey, US sign deal to train, arm Syrian rebels

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara....

Cuba sees Obama terror promise as healing of historic wound

HAVANA (AP) -- A year after he took office, President Ronald Reagan placed Cuba on a list of state sponsors of terror for backing leftist guerrilla groups in Central and South America....

German nurse expresses regret for killing up to 30 patients

BERLIN (AP) -- A nurse in Germany has expressed regret for killing up to 30 patients by giving them an overdose of heart medication....

AP PHOTOS: Fireworks, prayers usher in Lunar New Year

Across Asia, fireworks and firecrackers ushered in the Lunar New Year on Thursday....

Europe's tolerant traditions put to test after Paris terror

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- As Rotterdam's mayor and a former government minister, Ahmed Aboutaleb is a voice of mainstream liberal Dutch values. As a Muslim immigrant from Morocco, he is also a prominent member of a community that many Europeans increasingly see as being in conflict with those values....

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