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'Nothing to forgive:' US vet on crashed plane back in Japan

INZAI, Japan (AP) — Scott Downing, 96, was back in the Japanese farmland where he was taken prisoner of war 70 years ago, shaking hands with the people of the tiny town where his plane crashed near the end of World War II.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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Syrian refugee family embraces Christmas spirit in Germany

 

ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Christmas carols sound in the medieval square, and the scents of hot spiced wine, anise cookies and beeswax candles waft through the air at Zwickau's traditional Christmas market.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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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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