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U.S. President Barack Obama folds his hands in a traditional Indian greeting gesture, as Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, center, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laugh during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama is the first American leader to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which commence Monday and mark the anniversary of the enactment of the country's democratic constitution. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)The president is greeted with an elaborate welcome at the country's sprawling presidential palace.


2015-01-25 04:52:53 -0700

Shoichi Yukawa, father of Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese hostages held by the Islamic State group, speaks during an interview at his house in Chiba, near Tokyo Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Japanese officials are working to verifying a new message purported to be from the Islamic State group holding the hostages. The Associated Press could not verify the contents of the message, which varied greatly from previous videos released by the Islamic State group, which now holds a third of both Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Asahi Shimbun, YasuhiroSugimoto, Pool)TOKYO (AP) — From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.


2015-01-25 00:54:58 -0700

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waves while being introduced before speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)The ex-Florida governor offers different view on immigration than his GOP colleagues.


2015-01-24 15:47:06 -0700