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TOKYO (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.Public broadcaster NHK showed rescue workers s ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites abuzz, drew a harsh res ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany says a German man has been sentenced to death in China after being convicted on two counts of premeditated killing.German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said the sentence against the unnamed man was delivered Tu ...more

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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentu ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan said Wednesday he's ashamed and saddened over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, and he apologized to the public.The Hong Kong film star wrote on his microblog that Jaycee Chan would have to face the conse ...more

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government plans to change the way it pays holders of the country's debt as a way to end the default triggered by a legal battle with U.S. investors.President Cristina Fernandez says she will send a bil ...more

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday — battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said.The Ukrain ...more

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LONDON (AP) — The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday — a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated ...more

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday at age 95.Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar's death was reported on his website as well as by ...more

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia's capital Wednesday, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and reportedly sparking a protest.In central Monrovia there w ...more