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Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea

ADDS THAT RUSSIAN NEWS AGENCIES REPORTED THAT THE MEETING WAS HELD AT AN EARLIER DATE In this image supplied by the Presidential Press Service Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with the regional leader of Karelia in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 . The Kremlin’s press service attempted to dispel the rumors about Putin’s health Wednesday by ...

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Brazil raises toll of bus accident to 54 dead, 10 injured

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police have renewed a search for more victims in a bus accident in southern Brazil that has killed 49 people. The government of Santa Catarina state says the victims include eight young children, three adolescents, 24 women and 14 men. The bus plunged 1,300 feet down a mountain near the city of Joinville. Ten people ...

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Mali restaurant reopens after attack by militants in capital

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A restaurant in Mali’s capital has reopened after it was attacked earlier this month by Islamic extremists. Five people including a French citizen and a Belgian national were killed in the attack at La Terrasse on March 7, the first of its kind in Bamako. Wahid Assy, the restaurant’s owner, said Malian authorities had urged him ...

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Live-streaming apps dominate buzz at South by Southwest

FILE – In this June 2, 2014 file photo, former Vice President Al Gore addresses the class of 2014 at Princeton University’s Class Day in Princeton, N.J. Gore gave a rousing talk about climate change and the need for urgent action during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) By ...

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NY property heir arrested in New Orleans on LAPD warrant

FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, New York City real estate heir Robert Durst leaves a Houston courtroom. Durst was arrested in New Orleans on an extradition warrant to Los Angeles on Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A defense lawyer says Robert Durst, a wealthy ...

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10 US charity staff to leave Sierra Leone amid Ebola scare

By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY AND ROBBIE COREY-BOULET, Associated Press FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ten clinicians with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone are to be transported to the United States after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease. Partners in Health said in a statement Saturday that the medical workers would ...

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Huge ice chunks are giving parts of Cape Cod an arctic vibe

Curious onlookers walk around large chunks of sea ice washed up on Wellfleet Harbor Beach and left stranded at low tide Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Wellfleet, Mass. Icebergs aren’t a common sight in Massachusetts, but massive chunks of ice have washed up on some beaches. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) By STEPHAN SAVOIA, Associated Press WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Parts of ...

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Mars rover moving robotic arm again after electrical short

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NASA says the robotic arm on the Curiosity rover is moving again after a short circuit temporarily halted its work on Mars. The space agency said Thursday that Curiosity transferred a powder sample from a recent rock drilling to an onboard laboratory to process earlier this week. The activity was put on hold late last month ...

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On eve of conference, Egypt president passes investment laws

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Egyptian president has issued a decree adopting a package of investment laws for the country, aimed at removing obstacles and offering incentives to foreign investors. Thursday’s move by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi came on the eve of an international economic conference in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Egypt sees the gathering as a ...

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