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    Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico

    Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.

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    France offers support for Greece amid bailout tensions

    France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability.

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    Rights group: Egypt covering up protester deaths

    Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week.

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    Obama condemns slaying of Japanese journalist

    President Barack Obama is calling the slaying of a Japanese journalist by an Islamic State militant a “heinous murder” and declaring that the United States stands in solidarity with the Japanese people in denouncing a “barbaric act.”

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    Japan mourns Goto as caring, courageous reporter

    Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.

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    Japan reacts with outrage and horror

    Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.

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    Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

    A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups.

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    Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists

    Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups. His...

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    Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama

    Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants.

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    Hungarians protest against premier's dealings with Putin

    Thousands of protesters demanded the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government Sunday, a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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