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Power shortages leave Gaza in the dark
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- At night, large swaths of the Gaza Strip plunge into darkness - the result of chronic and worsening power outages. In crowded city streets, the only source of light comes from the headlights of passing cars....
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In Africa, Obama's presidency couldn't help but be personal
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Africa was electrified by the rise of Barack Obama, the first U.S. president of African descent. It was in Africa that he signaled a historic opening toward Cuba, took aim at the twin scourges of corruption and dictatorship and sent thousands of troops to fight one of the most terrifying disease outbreaks in decades....
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Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?
SYDNEY (AP) -- Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible - and arguably most important - clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves....
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Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt....
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Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico's tourism jewels
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Two consecutive days of shooting attacks that left a total of nine dead have put two of the jewels of Mexico's Caribbean coast on edge and spurred a warning to tourists by the U.S. government....
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Caroline Kennedy boosted US-Japan ties as US ambassador
TOKYO (AP) -- Caroline Kennedy stepped down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa....
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Israeli Arab, policeman killed in clashes over demolitions
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel over a court-ordered operation to demolish illegally built homes, police said....
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Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather....
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Japan hotel chain under fire over denial of Rape of Nanking
TOKYO (AP) -- A fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the hotel's owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated....
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Turkey: suspected gunman's capture aids security against IS
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's justice minister says the capture of the suspected perpetrator of the New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul will lead to a better understanding of the Islamic State group's operations in Turkey....
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