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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia
The image of a woman escaping from a Sydney cafe where a gunman had taken 18 people hostage captured the terrifying drama that shook Australia last week. The siege ended 16 hours later when police stormed the cafe to free the captives, two of whom were killed along with the gunman, an Iranian-born, self-styled cleric with a lengthy criminal history....
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Spain: Princess Cristina going on trial for fraud
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish judge has ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud, the first member of the country's royal family to go to court since the royalty was restored in 1975....
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Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India
RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) -- Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind....
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East
In the Middle East and the wider region this past week, Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Peshawer, Pakistan, killing 148 people -most of them children - in what was one of the country's deadliest attacks in years. In the days that followed, families buried the victims of the massacre, residents held vigils and the nation mourned its loss....
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France: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears
PARIS (AP) -- A driver deliberately slammed his car into crowds around the city of Dijon in eastern France on Sunday, raising concerns at a time when Islamic extremists are calling for attacks in France....
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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company....
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China opposes cyberattacks, doesn't name N. Korea
BEIJING (AP) -- China says it has told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington has blamed on North Korea....
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N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."...
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Forgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers
RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) -- Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind....
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Iraq TV show makes 'terrorists' confront victims
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show....
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