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Strong predawn earthquake jolts Tibet; no casualties

China Earthquake

BEIJING (AP) — A predawn 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted a remote corner of Tibet early Saturday,...

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Sochi gold medalist among 4 Russians banned for doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, including a gold medalist. The four all competed in skeleton and include men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Elena Nikitina. Two other...


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Zimbabwe's incoming leader Mnangagwa jets from South Africa

APTOPIX Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa met in South Africa with President Jacob Zuma Wednesday before taking a private jet to return to Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa, 75, is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new leader Friday, following Robert Mugabe’s stunning resignation amid...


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Syria's opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

Syria Divided Opposition

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s notoriously fragmented opposition gathering Wednesday in the Saudi capital is trying to close ranks and come up with a unified vision as international efforts appeared headed toward a resolution that would preserve the rule of President Bashar Assad. The opposition remains...


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A kaleidoscope of color

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. STAND-ALONE PHOTO: A worker at Magome Shikuramen-en in Ota Ward, Tokyo, checks the state of 8,000 pots of cyclamens in red, white, pink and other colors before they are shipped. The peak season for cyclamen, which are used as Christmas and New Year’s decorations,...


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The Latest: Triumphant Hariri declares "Lebanon First!"

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BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s return to Lebanon (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has stood before thousands of supporters, pledging to stay in Lebanon and declaring: “Lebanon First.” In a triumphant speech outside his residence, he says:...


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US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

US Navy Aircraft Crash

TOKYO (AP) — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers...


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The Latest: Former UN envoy Ashdown hails Mladic sentence

APTOPIX Netherlands War Crimes Mladic

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Paddy Ashdown, a former U.N. High Representative for Bosnia, says the genocide conviction of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic is a victory for...


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The Latest: Navy says 8 people recovered in good condition

US Navy Aircraft Crash

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the crash in the Pacific of a U.S. Navy plane flying to the USS Ronald Reagan (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The U.S. Navy says eight people who were recovered from the crash of a transport aircraft in the Pacific are in good condition and the search continues for three...


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UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

Bosnia Mladic Verdict

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic on Wednesday of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war. Mladic, 75, was found guilty...


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Euphoric Zimbabwe awaits arrival of former Mugabe deputy to be new leader

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - The morning after ecstatic celebrations over the resignation of the long-ruling President Robert Mugabe, the people of Zimbabwe awaited Wednesday the arrival of his former vice president, expected now to become the interim leader. Emmerson Mnangagwa,...


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