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Michelle Obama defies tradition in Saudi Arabia

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Michelle Obama did not wear a veil or head covering as she stood by the President’s side in Saudi Arabia paying respects after King Abdullah’s death. Western women aren’t usually...

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Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn...


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Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board...


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Michelle Obama defies tradition in Saudi Arabia

Michelle Obama did not wear a veil or head covering as she stood by the President’s side in Saudi Arabia paying respects after King Abdullah’s death....


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What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users...


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Rockets kill 29 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

KIEV, Ukraine — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at...




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5 things to know about political crisis in Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yemen’s U.S.-backed president stepped down this week after Houthi rebels seized the capital of Sanaa, further destabilizing the region and...


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Cholera threat, hunger stalk Malawians fleeing worst floods

TIDZORA, Malawi — As flood waters submerge much of southern Malawi, villagers fleeing to makeshift displacement camps by boat, foot and helicopter are...


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City that sparked Venezuela protests braces for more unrest

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — The young men move furtively among the would-be shoppers queued outside a supermarket, passing out pamphlets calling for the...


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X-rays unlock secrets of ancient scrolls buried by volcano

BERLIN — Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the...


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Islamic State group threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages

CAIRO — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom...


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