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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) " Nigerian separatists have hijacked a merchant ship and threatened to blow it up with its foreign crew if authorities do not release a detained leader agitating for a breakaway state of Biafra, military officers said Tuesday.

Updated at 9:11 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " Syria's official news agency SANA says forces loyal to the government have retaken a village north of Aleppo, opening the way to further advances around Syria's largest city.

Updated at 9:00 AM

DENVER (AP) " A powerful storm has blanketed Colorado with several inches of snow, and cold overnight temperatures are setting the stage for what will likely be a slick conditions for Denver and other communities just east of the mountains.

Updated at 9:00 AM

PARIS (AP) " Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur announced Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive spread across the...

Updated at 8:37 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " Iran's national air carrier has signed an agreement to buy 20 new passenger airplanes with an option for 20 more from French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR one week after the airline signed a deal to buy 118 aircraft from...

Updated at 8:32 AM

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) " David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers were promising engineering students at Virginia Tech, described by those who knew them as ambitious and focused. Nicole Madison Lovell was an energetic 13-year-old who bore emotional and...

Updated at 7:57 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The political suspense isn't over now that the Iowa caucuses are history. There will be plenty of intrigue to track on the day after, too.

Updated at 7:49 AM

CAIRO (AP) " The U.N. says that international donors have only pledged a "paltry" one per cent of the $166 million funding appeal launched to assist over one million Libyans affected by the country's raging conflict.

Updated at 7:13 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama is bringing the Republican leaders of the House and Senate to the White House to try to hash out an agenda for his final year.

Updated at 7:12 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The top American commander in Afghanistan is scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill amid concerns that worsening security conditions demand a greater number of U.S. forces.

Updated at 7:03 AM

QAB ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) " In the refugee camp in eastern Lebanon where Fatima Khaled lives with her two daughters, only three children found a spot in the local school.

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