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8 detained in alleged India nun gang-rape

Amy R. ConnollyRANAGHAT, India, March 15 (UPI) — Eight men have been detained in the alleged gang-rape of a nun in her mid-70s at a convent school in India’s West Bengal area. Top News – UPI.com

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South Korea cuts interest rate but trade with U.S. soars

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, March 12 (UPI) — Trade between the United States and South Korea grew nearly 14 percent three years after the signing of a bilateral free trade agreement in 2012, but South Korea’s central bank cut its base rate to a record low, citing a slower-than-expected economic recovery. Top News – UPI.com

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Iraqi forces, allies push forward to take back Tikrit

Amy R. ConnollyTIKRIT, Iraq, March 12 (UPI) — Iraqi government forces took back much of Tikrit in a military offensive launched last week, moving closer to regaining the city captured by the Islamic State. Top News – UPI.com

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BBC plans North Korea broadcasting service

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, March 12 (UPI) — Britain’s BBC is planning to broadcast to North Korea, but the move could draw a strong reaction from Pyongyang. Top News – UPI.com

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Tourist killed as whale crashes into boat

Ed AdamczykCABO SAN LUCAS , Mexico, March 12 (UPI) — A tourist was killed when a whale leapt from the water near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and crashed into a sightseeing boat. Top News – UPI.com

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Two bodies from crashed Blackhawk helicopter found

Andrew V. PestanoDESTIN, Fla., March 12 (UPI) — The National Guard said two bodies have been recovered and two others may be in the wreckage of the Blackhawk helicopter that crashed during a training exercise in Florida. Top News – UPI.com

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