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Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake that killed 247
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The death toll rose to 247, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days....
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The Latest: Italian officials say quake death toll hits 247
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):...
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Italian town destroyed in quake was preparing food festival


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In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor....
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Quake damages scores of Myanmar's heritage Bagan temples
BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) -- It was a time of conquest and conversions. Above all, it was a time of construction, on a scale never seen before. Over 250 years, from the 11th century onwards, the rulers of Bagan built more than 10,000 magnificent religious monuments....
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Colombia's president rushing plebiscite on deal with rebels
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's president is moving fast to hold a plebiscite on a landmark peace deal reached with leftist rebels, presenting to congress Thursday the full text of the accord that he says will end a half-century of bloody combat....
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A timeline of Colombia's conflict with largest rebel group
Key developments in the half-century of hostilities between Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement, which have announced a peace agreement:...
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AP EXPLAINS: How Colombia conflict developed over decades
With Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel movement announcing an agreement on a historic peace deal, The Associated Press explains how the conflict began and developed over the decades....
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Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 10 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early on Thursday after at least 10 people were killed and dozens were wounded, a government spokesman said....
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North Korea's Kim praises submarine launch test as a success
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance....
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