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Taiwan quake kills 4, tilts buildings; over 140 missing
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers were working Wednesday to reach five people trapped and more than 140 people unaccounted for in several buildings damaged by a strong earthquake near Taiwan's eastern coast. The shallow, magnitude 6.4 quake late Tuesday night caused at least four buildings in
US investigator of ivory, rhino horn trade killed in Kenya
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Esmond Bradley Martin, a Kenya-based American conservationist whose dogged investigations of the elephant ivory and rhino horn trades over decades were seen as critical in efforts to protect the threatened species, was found stabbed to death in his Nairobi home, Kenyan
Asian shares tumble after Dow has worst day since 2011
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TOKYO (AP) — Shares tumbled in Asia on Tuesday after a wild day for U.S. markets that resulted in the biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in six and a half years. Japan's Nikkei 225 index skidded 7.1 percent to 21,087.71 by early Tuesday afternoon but was trading down 6.6 percent
Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing off Benin's coast
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NEW DELHI (AP) — India has sought the help of the Nigerian and Benin navies to find an oil tanker that has gone missing with 22 Indian crew members off Benin's coast. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed late Sunday that the tanker, Marine Express, went missing in the Gulf of
IS attacks suspect Abdeslam defies court in first appearance
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BRUSSELS (AP) — The man accused of being a would-be Islamic State attacker who was once Europe's most wanted fugitive defied a Belgian court Monday, refusing to rise or answer questions during his first public appearance since his arrest nearly two years ago. Salah Abdeslam is facing attempted
Declassify? House Dems vote to air their Russia-probe memo
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election spun further into charges and counter-charges among angry U.S. lawmakers and President Donald Trump Monday as the panel voted to release a second classified memo about whether the FBI and
British judge to rule on Assange bid to get warrant dropped
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LONDON (AP) — A British judge is scheduled to rule Tuesday on Julian Assange's bid to force Britain to drop a warrant for his arrest, a development that would remove a substantial legal hurdle to his leaving the Ecuadorean Embassy in London that has been his refuge for more than five
Pakistani premier pledges support for struggle in Kashmir
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has pledged his government's continued support for the struggle of the people of Kashmir, saying the residents of the divided Himalayan region have rendered great sacrifices in their fight for freedom, which cannot be suppressed. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Paris attacks suspect in Brussels for shootout trial
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BRUSSELS (AP) — The only surviving member of the Islamic State cell that attacked Paris in November 2015 refused to rise for a Belgian court on Monday during his first appearance in public since his arrest nearly two years ago. Salah Abdeslam is on trial in his hometown of Brussels on charges
Amtrak crash in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, over 100 hurt
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CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it hurtling down a side track, authorities said. Two Amtrak crew members were killed, and more than 100 people were injured. It was the third deadly
South Africa's Zuma faces another no confidence vote Feb. 22
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's parliament will vote on a motion of no confidence in embattled President Jacob Zuma on Feb. 22, the parliamentary speaker said Friday, in an escalation of pressure on the leader to resign after a series of scandals. Parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete decided
Seoul: N. Korea to send nominal head of state to S. Korea
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will send its nominal head of state and other senior officials to South Korea this week, Seoul officials said Sunday, as the rivals push through with rare rapprochement steps ahead of this month's Winter Olympics in the South. Kim Yong Nam, the head
Democratic, GOP lawmakers: Memo doesn't clear Trump in probe
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Sunday that a GOP-produced congressional memo on FBI surveillance powers did not clear President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation, and they expressed hope that special counsel Robert Mueller's work would continue without
Afghan, Pakistan officials meet in Kabul to talk differences
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Pakistani and Afghan officials have met for a second round of talks about allegations levelled against Islamabad in the wake of recent deadly militant attacks in Kabul that have killed over 200 people. A joint statement after the day-long meeting in the Afghan capital
Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside Cairo
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CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country's famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday, the latest discovery that authorities hope will help revive the country's staggering tourism sector. The