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Suicide bomber attacks army facility in Pakistan, wounding 5

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a suicide car bomber has blown himself up outside the gate of an army facility in southwest Pakistan, wounding at least five people.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016

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India cities get funds to tackle woes from sewage to traffic

NEW DELHI (AP) — India took a step toward modernizing its cities on Thursday by awarding 20 with funds to solve problems from shoddy sewage treatment to snarled traffic.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Film academy reforms spark new round of protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it was altering membership rules in response to an outcry over the diversity of its voters and nominees, another uproar has erupted around Hollywood. Many academy members are protesting that the new measures unjustly scapegoat older academy members and imply they're racist.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Drug traffickers seek safe haven amid legal marijuana

DENVER (AP) — Seeking a safe haven in Colorado's legal marijuana marketplace, illegal drug traffickers are growing weed among the state's sanctioned pot warehouses and farms, then covertly shipping it elsewhere and pocketing millions of dollars from the sale, according to law enforcement officials and court records consulted by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites under threat around the world

Luang Prabang (AP) — A number of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites face major challenges, including the following:

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Project aims to mark dozens of American slave trade ports

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A project aimed at memorializing America's slave-trade ports is moving to Rhode Island, where some 1,000 slave-trading voyages were launched.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronauts' memorial

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Senate subcommittee examines migrant children abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials don't know how many migrant children they've sent to live with convicted criminals across the U.S. over the last three years, at a time the government sought to speed young Central American migrants out of shelters and into private homes, the chair of a bipartisan congressional subcommittee said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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