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Thursday Jan 29

Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in a deadly 2005 hotel bombing for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
Such a swap would run counter to Jordan's hard-line approach toward Islamic militants and to the position of its main ally, the United States, not to negotiate with extremists. An exchange also would set a precedent for negotiating with Islamic State group militants who in the past have not publicly demanded prisoner releases.


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Fiery Islamic State group cleric gives voice to radicals

BEIRUT (AP) - Turki al-Binali has crisscrossed the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq with a pistol holstered at his side, delivering fiery sermons in which the 30-year-old provides religious justification for its bloody rampage across the region.
The young Bahraini preacher, who has emerged as one of the extremists' leading ideologues, promotes a version of Islam that has been rejected, not only by mainstream religious authorities, but even by veteran jihadi clerics now increasingly out of touch with the new generation of radicals.

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Litvinenko inquiry: Radioactive body posed autopsy hazard

LONDON (AP) - The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken, a pathologist said Wednesday.

Nathaniel Cary said Litvinenko's body was so hazardous that it was left in place for two days after he died in a London hospital on Nov. 23, 2006, from poisoning with radioactive polonium-210."It has been described as one of the most dangerous post-mortem examinations ever undertaken in the Western world," Cary said onthe second day of the inquiry into Litvinenko's death. "I think that's about right."

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Libyan group loyal to Islamic State claims hotel attack

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - A Libyan affiliate of the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack on a Tripoli luxury hotel that killed 10 people, including an American and four Europeans.
The group, calling itself "Islamic State in Tripoli Province," said it launched the attack Tuesday to avenge the death of Abu Anas al-Libi, who was snatched off a Tripoli street by U.S. special forces in 2013 and died in U.S.

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Greek leader: negotiating debt solution a priority

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's new leftist prime minister says his government's top priorities are negotiating with creditors to resolve the country's debt problems and dealing with what he describes as a humanitarian crisis.
Speaking in the new government's first Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Tsipras said he was ready with a four-year fiscal plan that would balance the budget, when not counting for costs of servicing debt. But he said Greece would not meet a bailout requirement to produce surpluses.

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