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Teenager rescued from rubble 5 days after Nepal quake

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A long-absent noise — cheers — rang out in Nepal's capital Thursday as rescuers pulled a teenager alive from the earthquake rubble he had been trapped in for five days. The joy interrupted a dreary and still fearful day in which thousands worried about aftershocks lined up to board free buses to their rural hometowns.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015

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Vietnam War 40 years on, enemies now friends but still pain

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — This city once known as Saigon was blanketed in red banners on Thursday that read "Long Live the Glorious Communist Party of Vietnam," 40 years after northern forces seized control of the country and America walked away from a divisive and bloody war that remains a painful sore.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015

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Ex-commander: Nukes on high alert are vulnerable to error

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former commander of U.S. nuclear forces is leading a call for taking U.S. and Russian nuclear missiles off high alert, arguing that keeping them less ready for prompt launch would reduce the risk of miscalculation in a crisis.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015

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Increasingly popular synthetic drug behind bizarre crimes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015

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Baltimore officials: No immediate decision in Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Having weathered two all-night curfews with no major disturbances, Baltimore officials are now trying to manage growing expectations they will immediately decide whether to prosecute six police officers involved in the arrest of a black man who later died of injuries he apparently received while in custody.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015

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Pakistani court jails 10 for involvement in attack on Malala

MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Thursday sentenced 10 militants to life in prison for their involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, a public prosecutor said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015

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Vietnamese-Americans recall losses, gains since Saigon fell

 

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — In the chaotic final days before the Vietnam she knew collapsed in 1975, Bang Van Pham was rushed onto a U.S. military plane with her newborn son, headed to a land she had learned about in school but never seen.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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Japan PM offers condolences for WWII dead in historic speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring "history is harsh," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan offered solemn condolences Wednesday for the Americans who died in World War II as he became the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of Congress.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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