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8 hours ago

Bomb survivors feel both wonder and doubt after Obama visit

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The survivors of the world's first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don't usually come directly from the leader of the country that dropped the bomb on them in the first place….

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15 hours ago

Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The mountain is speckled with corpses….

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15 hours ago

Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist, 2 others

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish journalist who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the most-volatile days of a long-running conflict that many in the country had thought were behind it….

KDWN

18 hours ago

Catholic priest says Colombia rebels free Spanish journalist

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish journalist who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the most-volatile days of a long-running conflict that many in the country had thought were behind it….

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18 hours ago

Argentine court sentences ex-dictator for Operation Condor

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Reynaldo Bignone, the last military president in Argentina's dictatorship, was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in prison for the forced disappearance of more than 100 people during the Operation Condor conspiracy to hunt down dissidents across South America….

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18 hours ago

Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly-expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country's security….

KDWN

18 hours ago

Text of Obama’s speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Text of President Barack Obama's remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park about the U.S. atomic bombing, the legacy of World War II and nuclear weapons, as delivered:…

KDWN

21 hours ago

Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted in gang rape

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women….

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21 hours ago

Migrant shipwreck survivor says he was under hull, pal died

SICULIANA, Sicily (AP) — A Sudanese man who survived the capsizing of a heavily overcrowded smugglers boat off Libya recounted Friday how the vessel tipped over when fellow migrants heard the voice of approaching rescuers and rushed above deck, leaving hundreds of people foundering in the Mediterranean….

KDWN

21 hours ago

Alibaba won and lost a friend in Washington; how it happened

SHANGHAI (AP) — In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted….