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at 07:22 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Church of England to ordain first female bishop, ending all-male leadership in institution

LONDON - 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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at 07:22 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Prosecution seeks 26-year sentence for Costa Concordia captain for 2012 wreck, says he lied

ROME - Prosecutors have asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll.

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at 07:12 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Kurdish officials, Syrian activists: Islamic State group militants nearly pushed out of Kobani

BEIRUT - The extremist Islamic State group has nearly been pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani, activists and Kurdish officials said Monday, marking a major symbolic victory both for the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition targeting the militants.

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at 06:34 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Toll of Filipino commandos killed in rebel clash rises to 43; terror suspect possibly killed

MANILA, Philippines - At least 43 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which they may have killed one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday.

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at 06:43 on January 26, 2015, EST.

2 suspected looters killed in South Africa during wave of attacks on immigrant-owned shops

JOHANNESBURG - Two suspected looters in South Africa were fatally shot following a week of attacks on immigrant-owned shops in the Johannesburg area, police said Monday.

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at 06:35 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Armed with knives and batons, Shiite rebels violently disperse protesters in Yemen's capital

SANAA, Yemen - Shiite rebels armed with knives and batons attacked and detained demonstrators Monday protesting against their power grab in Yemen's capital, witnesses said.

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