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N. Korea compares Obama to monkey in hacking row
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea compared President Barack Obama to a monkey, and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview."...
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Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China
BEIJING (AP) -- In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago....
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10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears
PERELIYA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- A packed train in Sri Lanka that was swept off the tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths....
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Pregnant woman taken off life support in Ireland
DUBLIN (AP) -- A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support Friday after a court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus was doomed to die - a case that exposed fear and confusion among doctors over how to apply Ireland's strict ban on abortion in an age of medical innovation....
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Tsunami memory: Awash in misery, a reason for joy
Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most. This is the last of their stories, which have been published daily since Dec. 17....
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New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday....
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Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine....
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Turkish teen accused of insulting Erdogan freed from custody
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A high school student who was jailed for allegedly insulting Turkey's leader was released from custody on Friday after his arrest caused uproar and intensified fears that Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is lurching toward more authoritarian rule....
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Azerbaijan police raid US-funded radio station
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- A U.S. federal agency on Friday strongly condemned the raid and closure of the offices of a U.S.-funded radio station in Azerbaijan's capital by prosecutors and police as part of crackdown on independent media in the ex-Soviet Caspian Sea nation....
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Gunmen kill policeman, injure another
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state news agency says two unknown gunmen on a motorcycle have shot and killed a policeman and injured another....
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