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Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five migrants were crushed to death and more were feared drowned....
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Nepal's earthquake reflects village exodus of Nepali young
KHADKA TOLE, Nepal (AP) -- Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green hills, most shattered from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last month....
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Afghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan judge has convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March....
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11 dead after Mali separatists launch central region attack
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Members of a coalition of separatist groups attacked a town in central Mali on Tuesday, killing 11 people and moving violence farther south after a cease-fire was broken last week, a spokesman and the government said....
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Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls....
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60 bodies recovered in Nepal valley hit by quake, mudslide
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people - including nine foreigners - who were killed when Nepal's earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village in the scenic Langtang Valley popular with tourists....
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Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output
ZHARI, Afghanistan (AP) -- It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin....
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Canada's most conservative province elects leftist party
TORONTO (AP) -- Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty,...
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AP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, and surely he will win....
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Substance or Style? Labour leader banks on geek appeal
LONDON (AP) -- It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail....
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