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The Galveston County Daily News : World

January 28, 2015

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Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could cause permanent damage.

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German automakers lobby for US-EU trade deal
Posted: January 28, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — German automakers are throwing their support behind a new trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.

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EU centers on passenger data in anti-terror fight
Posted: January 28, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are overhauling anti-terror measures to focus on airline passenger information as part of a strategy to halt the flow of foreign fighters to and from Syria and Iraq.

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Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 9:00 am

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

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Lavrov: Syrian meeting in Moscow should help peace
Posted: January 28, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says Moscow consultations between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition should help pave the way for a peaceful settlement.

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Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, causing casualties
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 9:00 am

SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.

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Russian government details spending cuts in view of crisis
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 9:00 am

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government, facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, on Wednesday detailed how it intends to cut spending over the next three years in all parts of the economy except military and social programs.

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Afghanistan arrests militants linked to journalist killing
Posted: January 28, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan has arrested two alleged militants from a Taliban splinter group that claimed responsibility for killing a Swedish journalist in Kabul, an official said Wednesday.

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Iran bill would scrap nuclear deal over new sanctions
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 9:00 am

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers have proposed a bill that would scrap a landmark 2013 interim nuclear agreement if new sanctions are imposed.

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