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McIlroy extends lead to 4 shots at Dubai Desert Classic

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a ball on the 16th hole during round three of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy extended his lead to four shots with a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday.

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Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

A woman walks past a poster of animation "Assassination Classroom" in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood - or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria - have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities - typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy. The following day, broadcaster Fuji Television Network canceled an episode of the animation, citing "inappropriate material given the current situation." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.

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Scotland’s Warren leads Dubai by 1 in clubhouse after 2nd

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the14th hole during the round two of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy birdied an 18-foot putt on his final hole to surge into a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday.

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McIlroy a shot behind clubhouse leaders at Dubai Classic

Bernd Wiesberger of Austria plays a bunker shot on the 18th hole during the round one of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger made seven birdies on his last 10 holes Thursday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Amal Clooney on legal team in Armenian genocide case

Geoffrey Robertson, left, and Amal Clooney, members of a legal team representing Armenia, arrive at the European Court of Human rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015. Clooney, the wife of George Clooney, is among the lawyers arguing at the European Court of Human Rights against a Turkish man convicted in Switzerland for denying the 1915 Armenian genocide. Armenia, which argues that denying the genocide should be a crime as denying the Holocaust is in many European countries, is challenging a decision that ruled the man’s right to free expression was violated. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawyer Amal Clooney went before Europe’s top human rights court Wednesday to argue against a man convicted of denying the 1915 Armenian genocide.

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