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8:56 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Jordan Demands Proof Of Life From ISIS Militants

Relatives of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who was captured by ISIS militants in Syria, protest Tuesday in front of the royal palace in Amman, Jordan. Jordan has suggested it might be willing to hold a prisoner exchange for his release.
Jamal Nasrallah EPA/LANDOV

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 10:18 am

Jordan is asking the so-called Islamic State to prove that a pilot the group is holding is still alive.

Mohammed al-Momani, a spokesman for the Jordanian government, said the government is seeking proof of life before it releases Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman who was convicted in relation to a deadly attack on a hotel in Amman.

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The Two-Way
8:30 am
Thu January 29, 2015

U.S. Scientist Jailed For Trying To Help Venezuela Build Bombs

Former Los Alamos National Laboratory nuclear physicist Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni was sentenced Wednesday to five years in jail.
Heather Clark AP

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 9:52 am

A scientist who worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and who pleaded guilty two years ago to promising to build nuclear weapons for Venezuela, has been sentenced to five years in jail.

Argentina-born Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, a 79-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, told undercover FBI agents posing as Venezuelan officials that he could design and supervise the building of 40 nuclear weapons for Caracas, including one targeted on New York City, in exchange for an unspecified amount of money.

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The Two-Way
7:49 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Raúl Castro Demands Return Of Guantánamo Before Normalizing Ties With U.S.

Cuba's President Raul Castro listens during the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States in San Antonio de Belen, Costa Rica, on Wednesday.
Roberto Carlos Sanchez AP

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 10:00 am

Cuban President Raúl Castro seemed to throw some pretty big hurdles in front of efforts to establish normal diplomatic relations with the United States.

In a speech at a summit of Latin American countries, President Raúl Castro said a rapprochement with its northern neighbor would not make sense without three conditions: 1. The lifting of the U.S. embargo on Cuba. 2. The return of the U.S. base at Guantánamo Bay. 3. Compensation for "human and economic damage" the Cuban people have suffered.

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The Two-Way
6:38 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Malaysia Says Disappearance Of MH370 Was An Accident

A relative of a passenger of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 holds a picture of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak with the writing "Please bring back my husband."
STR AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 10:08 am

The government of Malaysia has now officially declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident.

The aircraft is thought to have crashed somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean in March 2014, but search crews haven't found a trace of it.

The BBC reports:

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Around the Nation
6:31 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Bar Patrons Duct-Taped Rowdy Customer

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 6:50 am

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