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Once a fetid mess, now serene wetland: NYC waters transform

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the crammed concrete and steel of Brooklyn, a ribbon of clear water stretches out into a vast bay. Tall grass rustles along the undulating shoreline, where bursts of golden flowers, pines and cacti flourish in the soft sand.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Cyprus monastery renovation unites communities

APOSTOLOS ANDREAS MONASTERY, Cyprus (AP) — Work to restore a monastery on the divided island of Cyprus has brought Turkish Cypriots together with Greek Cypriots, and Muslims with Christians.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 October 2015

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Sotheby's exhibits huge Taubman collection prior to sales

NEW YORK (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the late billionaire developer and former owner of Sotheby's auction house, was a boundless art collector whose taste spanned every period, genre and medium, from works of antiquity to contemporary art.

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Lasers may ease pain for 'napalm girl' in AP photograph

MIAMI (AP) — In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren't visible — only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Mega-storm Patricia drenches Mexico; damage reportedly light

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia appeared to leave remarkably little damage as it moved rapidly inland over mountainous western Mexico early Saturday and weakened to tropical depression status, though authorities warned it could still cause deadly floods and mudslides.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Students offered reassurance after Nashville campus shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University officials and police are reassuring jittery students that they are doing everything they can to keep Tennessee State University students safe as they continue to look for the person who shot and killed a 19-year-old man during an on-campus fight.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Bombs rip through Shiite procession in Bangladesh, killing 1

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Unidentified attackers hurled home-made bombs as thousands of Shiite Muslims gathered for a religious procession in Bangladesh's capital before dawn Saturday, killing a teenage boy and injuring more than 100 other people, police said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Hundreds of S. Koreans cross border for last set of reunions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A 98-year-old South Korean man cried loudly and repeatedly buried his face in a handkerchief as his elderly North Korean son, who last saw his father as a 5-year-old, watched calmly from across the table.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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