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Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people….

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Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he’s testing fate

BIDUR, Nepal (AP) — It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage….

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In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger

CAIRO (AP) — When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group’s commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area’s tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts….

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A name for Britain’s new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

LONDON (AP) — It’s a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana….

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Britain’s new princess can’t expect fairy-tale life

LONDON (AP) — William and Kate’s new daughter is the first British princess who won’t face royal discrimination because she’s a girl, but that doesn’t mean her life will be a fairy tale….

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A name for Britain’s new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

LONDON (AP) — It’s a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana….

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Israeli foreign minister steps down to join opposition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister dealt a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s effort to build a coalition by announcing Monday he is stepping down and that his secular, nationalist party is joining the opposition….

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Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday….

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In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger

CAIRO (AP) — When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group’s commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area’s tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts….

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Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he’s testing fate

BIDUR, Nepal (AP) — It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage….