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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, the government and a local tribal source said. The destruction at Nimrud came a week after the radical Islamist militan ...more

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By Ruby Lian and Polly Yam SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - An industrial city in eastern China has closed several factories, including many steel and nickel pig iron producers, in an apparent sign the government is stepping up enforcement of a ...more

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GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois, bursting into flames and prompting officials to suggest that everyone with 1 mile evacuate, authorities said.The BNSF Railway train derailed Thursday aftern ...more

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By Soe Zeya Tun LETPADAN, Myanmar (Reuters) - Police in Myanmar arrested five students on Friday from among a crowd of about 200 protesters locked in a standoff with security forces barring their entry into the commercial hub of Yangon, a Reu ...more

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kent Weise loves his work, but after 38 years slaughtering cattle, lugging carcasses that can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and slowly, methodically slicing cuts of meat, he understands why few people want to go into the business ...more

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By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asked last week about his agenda if elected, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker began: "Should I choose to be a candidate..."     Then he added with a grin: "My lawyers l ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motives of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea as questions turned to whether security was neglected.The attack Thursday on Mark Lippert, which pr ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Exercising regularly has been like a prayer answered for Madonna: The singer says thanks to staying active, she didn't suffer much after falling during her performance at the Brit Awards."If I wasn't in good shape — tuck and roll ...more

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LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) — Police cracked down on student protesters opposing Myanmar's new education law Friday, roughly grabbing demonstrators and loading them onto trucks in the third such clampdown in as many days.An Associated Press photograp ...more

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Today is Friday, March 6, the 65th day of 2015. There are 300 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On March 6, 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Scott, a slave, was not an American citi ...more