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Major earthquake hits off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) – A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under the ocean floor near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, triggering shaking felt over vast distances and setting off a small tsunami, the National Tsunami Warning Center said. A tsunami warning, later downgraded to an advisory, prompted the evacuation of about 200 residents of the town of Adak to higher ground, city ...

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Major earthquake hits off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) – A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under the ocean floor near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, triggering shaking felt over vast distances and setting off a small tsunami, the National Tsunami Warning Center said. A tsunami warning, later downgraded to an advisory, prompted the evacuation of about 200 residents of the town of Adak to higher ground, city ...

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Ex-UK editor Coulson convicted of phone hacking

JILL LAWLESS Associated Press= LONDON (AP) — Two powerful British political insiders met starkly different fates Tuesday as former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted, after a monthslong trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire. A jury at London’s Old Bailey ...

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Ex-UK editor Coulson convicted of phone hacking

JILL LAWLESS Associated Press= LONDON (AP) — Two powerful British political insiders met starkly different fates Tuesday as former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted, after a monthslong trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire. A jury at London’s Old Bailey ...

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C African Republic at risk of genocide, says group

RABAT, Morocco — In the early hours of Monday morning, a Christian militia swept down on the village of Ardo-Djobi near Bambari in the Central African Republic killing 18 Muslims of the Fulani ethnicity. Just a few days earlier, Muslim gunmen had attacked Christians in the nearby village of Liwa and killed 21. The tit-for-tat attacks against rival religious groups ...

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C African Republic at risk of genocide, says group

RABAT, Morocco — In the early hours of Monday morning, a Christian militia swept down on the village of Ardo-Djobi near Bambari in the Central African Republic killing 18 Muslims of the Fulani ethnicity. Just a few days earlier, Muslim gunmen had attacked Christians in the nearby village of Liwa and killed 21. The tit-for-tat attacks against rival religious groups ...

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At least 22 killed in clashes in Central African Republic: witnesses

BANGUI (Reuters) – At least 22 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses said on Tuesday, as foreign troops struggle to curb cycles of violence between Muslim and Christian communities. Witnesses in Bambari, a town 380 km (236 miles) northwest of Bangui, said an initial attack early on Monday by mainly Christian militia ...

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At least 22 killed in clashes in Central African Republic: witnesses

BANGUI (Reuters) – At least 22 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses said on Tuesday, as foreign troops struggle to curb cycles of violence between Muslim and Christian communities. Witnesses in Bambari, a town 380 km (236 miles) northwest of Bangui, said an initial attack early on Monday by mainly Christian militia ...

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Japan Unveils Long-Awaited Economic Action Plan

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally announced Tuesday an outline of his long-awaited growth strategy, a slew of reforms meant to revitalize the economy and restore its global competitiveness. The plan, approved by the Cabinet earlier in the day, includes dozens of proposed changes to labor regulations, government pension fund investments, corporate governance and tax policies that ...

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Japan Unveils Long-Awaited Economic Action Plan

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally announced Tuesday an outline of his long-awaited growth strategy, a slew of reforms meant to revitalize the economy and restore its global competitiveness. The plan, approved by the Cabinet earlier in the day, includes dozens of proposed changes to labor regulations, government pension fund investments, corporate governance and tax policies that ...

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