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at 11:51 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Purported Islamic State message: Japan hostage, Jordan pilot have less than 24 hours to live

BEIRUT - An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."

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at 11:17 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Survivors, leaders mark 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation by Soviets, but without Putin

BRZEZINKA, Poland - Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a million people murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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at 10:05 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Cuban youth build secret computer network to play games, chat, share media

HAVANA - Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access.

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at 11:03 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Paying respects in Saudi Arabia, Obama defends US ties despite human rights concerns

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to co-operate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah.

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at 10:58 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital, killing 3 guards, 5 foreigners, officials say

TRIPOLI, Libya - Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials said.

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at 10:57 on January 27, 2015, EST.

Blizzard howls its way into Boston and the Cape but largely spared New York City, Philadelphia

BOSTON - A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, which cancelled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions.

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