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Bullet train, nuclear deal top Japan's Abe agenda in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes the visit this weekend by Shinzo Abe will be a major step in transforming India into an economic powerhouse with Japan's help in building bullet trains, "smart cities" and accessing nuclear technology.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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Global stocks shaken by continued drop in oil price

 

LONDON (AP) — World stock markets turned lower on Friday, shaken by another drop in the price of oil and as investors prepared for the Fed's key meeting next week on interest rates.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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First government plane carrying refugees arrives in Canada

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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In remembrance of Newtown victims, 26 acts of kindness

 

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Students at Pleasant Valley Elementary School are being asked this month to perform 26 acts of kindness, but many have no idea why. That's by design.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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Islanders in Chesapeake Bay face exile from rising seas

 

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Islanders in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay could be among the first "climate change refugees" in the continental United States as rising seas claim their historic fishing village, a report released Thursday concludes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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Christmas comes early to 8-year-old disfigured by fire

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — A little girl who lost her family and suffered disfiguring burns in an arson fire is having an incredible Christmas, thanks to the generosity of thousands of strangers around the world who were moved by her simple Facebook wish.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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After California shooting, fears of Muslim harassment rise

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A severed pig's head was left outside a mosque in Philadelphia. An Islamic center in Florida was defaced. A Sikh temple in California was vandalized by someone who mistook it for a mosque and left graffiti that included a profane reference to the Islamic State group.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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War, low oil prices cripple Iraq Kurds' once-vibrant economy

 

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Less than two years ago, Iraq's northern Kurdish region was booming, as oil revenues poured in and foreign investors flocked to a rare island of stability in a turbulent region, but that all began to change when the black flags of the Islamic State group darkened the horizon.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015

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