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The Galveston County Daily News : AP

January 26, 2015

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Venus Williams' strong Australian Open run continues

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams' strong run at the Australian Open continued Monday when she beat sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time since 2010.

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Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China
Posted: January 26, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Motorola, acquired last year by computer maker Lenovo Group, has unveiled three smartphones for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market.

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Turkish court orders Facebook pages blocked
Posted: January 26, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered authorities to block access in the country to Facebook pages that "insult" the Prophet Muhammad, in the latest move to censor the Internet.

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Greece's Syriza to form gov't after election victory
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 5:02 am

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the country's bailout.

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German business confidence rises for third month running
Posted: January 26, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A closely watched indicator of German business optimism rose for the third straight month in January, giving a positive signal from Europe's biggest economy.

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Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami
Posted: January 26, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries.

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Serena Williams to meet Cibulkova in Aussie Open quarters
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 5:03 am

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Motivated by a Grand Slam loss that stung her more than most, Serena Williams dug deep for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 comeback win over Garbine Muguruza on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals.

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Church of England to ordain first female bishop
Posted: January 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England is coming to an end, as the 500-year-old institution consecrates its first female bishop.

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WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama celebrates India's Republic Day
Posted: January 26, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama's experience at India's Republic Day celebration may have felt a little like his two presidential inaugurations.

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