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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing at least 30 people.Government spokesman Lambert Mende said Wednesday that the death toll could be much higher. It is common in Congo f ...more

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and ...more

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PARIS (AP) — Dominique Strauss-Kahn's ex-wife, who stood by him as he was charged with attempted rape, now says she was in denial about his sexual behavior.Anne Sinclair, a prominent French journalist, supported the former International Monetary ...more

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AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands says more than a hundred Dutch citizens left the country in 2013 to fight as jihadists in Syria and 10 of them have died — including one who was a suicide bomber.The annual report published Wednesday the country' ...more

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ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room for many, m ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong and the Philippines reached a compromise Wednesday over Hong Kong's demands for an apology for the families of eight tourists killed in a bungled response to a 2010 Manila hostage-taking that soured relations."The Phil ...more

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PARIS (AP) — France is cracking down on youth who leave their homes to fight with Islamist radicals in Syria's civil war.The interior minister announced a series of tough love measures Wednesday that range from allowing suspicious parents to tip ...more

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.Nepal was left reeli ...more

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UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) — Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160.The researchers also removed the ...more

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PARIS (AP) — A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.Paris-based UNESCO says 774 million people worldwide cannot read, and most people ...more