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Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 7 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges in a verdict Monday that stunned their families and was quickly denounced as a blow to freedom of expression. International pressure mounted on Egypt's president to pardon the three.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Honda, Mazda, Nissan issue recalls over airbags

TOKYO (AP) — Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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It's a frog, it's a gorilla? No, it's Pig the dog

ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) — It's impossible not to stare at Kim Dillenbeck's dog Pig.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Ni hao, y'all: US hinterlands woo Chinese firms

 

PINE HILL, Ala. (AP) — Burdened with Alabama's highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Malaysia's top court: 'Allah' for Muslims only

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court ruled Monday that non-Muslims cannot use the word "Allah" to refer to God, delivering the final word on a contentious debate that has reinforced complaints that religious minorities are treated unfairly in the Muslim-majority country.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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UN says 10.8 million Syrians need humanitarian aid

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The humanitarian situation in Syria is worsening and the number of people needing urgent help has reached 10.8 million — almost half of Syria's population of 22 million, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 June 2014

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Obama expands government benefits for gay couples

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits Friday to same-sex couples, including those who live in states where gay marriage is against the law.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 June 2014

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Pakistan says 307,501 have fled tribal region

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The number of Pakistanis who have fled a tribal area bordering Afghanistan where the army is fighting militants has risen to 307,501, officials said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 June 2014

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