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Atomic bomb survivors feel wonder, doubt after Obama visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The survivors of the world's first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don't usually come directly from the leader of the country that dropped the bomb on them in the first place....
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US naval, air maneuvers become 'new normal' in Asia Pacific
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the "new normal" in U.S.-Pacific relations despite rising tensions with China and Moscow....
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Italian, Irish ships save more than 500 migrants Saturday
ROME (AP) -- Italian coast guard and navy ships, aided by an Irish naval vessel, saved more than 500 migrants from smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean off Libya on Saturday, Italian and Irish officials said....
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Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons....
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Text of Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Text of President Barack Obama's remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park about the U.S. atomic bombing, the legacy of World War II and nuclear weapons, as delivered:...
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Migrant shipwreck survivor says he was under hull, pal died
SICULIANA, Sicily (AP) -- A Sudanese man who survived the capsizing of a heavily overcrowded smugglers boat off Libya recounted Friday how the vessel tipped over when fellow migrants heard the voice of approaching rescuers and rushed above deck, leaving hundreds of people foundering in the Mediterranean....
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AP Analysis: Hopes for peace dim with new Taliban leader
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's government has offered the new Taliban leader a choice: make peace or face the same fate as his predecessor, killed in a U.S. drone strike last week. But Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is a hard-liner who has used his religious credentials to justify the Taliban insurgency that has killed or wounded tens of thousands of Afghan civilians as a "holy war" and his succession has inspired little hope for an end to the bloodshed....
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Syria rebels under fire from IS militants, government troops
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants entered a Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years, Syrian opposition groups and IS media said....
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In Iraq's battle for Fallujah, residents gird for long fight
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing for a long battle, with some saying they fear being trapped between two forces they don't fully trust....
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Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist
MADRID (AP) -- Seven people suspected of involvement in stealing five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth more than 25 million euros ($27.8 million) have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday....
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