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Tour agency: American detained over Pyongyang hotel incident

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A China-based travel agency said Saturday an American university student recently detained by North Korea is being held over an unspecified incident at his hotel before he was scheduled to board a flight for Beijing.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 January 2016

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Pakistani military arrests 5 in university attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani army spokesman says the military has arrested five suspects on charges of facilitating a deadly militant attack on a university that killed 21, mostly students, in the country's northwest.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 January 2016

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Film academy leader announces plans to increase diversity

When the Oscar nominations revealed a second consecutive year of all-white acting nominees, it lit a fire under film academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to lead the organization.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 January 2016

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Armed group plans event to renounce federal land policy

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The leader of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon plans to have a ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal ownership of public land and tear up their federal grazing contracts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 January 2016

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Airlines cancel thousands of flights as big storm advances

NEW YORK (AP) — Airlines canceled around 7,600 flights to, from or within the U.S. for Friday and Saturday, as a blizzard began covering much of the Eastern U.S.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 January 2016

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German prison guards face probe over beer hall blunder

 

BERLIN (AP) — Two German prison guards face a criminal investigation after they allowed a convicted rapist to escape during a visit to a beer hall.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

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Somalia attack turns symbol of resurgence into one of grief

 

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Among the survivors of al-Shabab's attack on a beachside restaurant in Somalia's capital was Mohamed Abdiqani Kheyre. He is only 3 years old, and his mother was killed.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

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Presidential race shows evolving gender roles in politics

 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Carly Fiorina has a husband who quit his career to further hers. Chris Christie boasts of his wife being the family's top earner. Hillary Clinton is looking to get back into the White House, but this time as president.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

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