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Japan, South Korea settle sex slave issue with gov't funds

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and South Korea announced a breakthrough Monday, putting an end to a decades-long impasse over Japan's exploitation of Asian women, including many Koreans, at military-run brothels before and during World War II. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a pledge from South Korea to halt criticism of Japan over the issue, something that an earlier 1995 Japanese apology and government-organized welfare plan failed to achieve. Here's what each plan entailed and why this one appears to have succeeded:

Last Updated on Monday, 28 December 2015

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Alabama tornado adds to Christmas storm woes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Christmastime wave of severe weather continued to make its way around the South as a tornado touched down in north-central Alabama, including part of Birmingham, the state's largest city.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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New wave of migrant children explain why they traveled solo

MISSION, Texas (AP) — The seven children had just crossed the river, shoes still caked with mud, when U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped them.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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AP Interview: Climate deal caps a long quest for UN chief

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — When international negotiators reached a first-of-its kind climate change agreement in Paris this month, the United Nations' normally low-key leader, Ban Ki-moon, celebrated onstage, arms raised in victory and more exuberant than many had ever seen him before.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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2 dead, 12 injured as 200 migrants try to enter Spain by sea

MADRID (AP) — Two people drowned and at least 12 others were injured when they tried to get to a small patch of Spanish territory in North Africa by swimming from Morocco and scaling a barbed-wire fence that juts into the sea, Spanish and Moroccan news agencies reported Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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Kiddie tablets 'grow up' as competition grows

NEW YORK (AP) — Kiddie tablets have grown up.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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On Muslims, Democrats find an ally: George W Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taunted by Republicans to declare war on "radical Islamic terrorism," Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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AP-Times Square poll: Shootings weighed on Americans in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Mass shootings and attacks weighed heavily on the minds of Americans in 2015, according to a new poll that found most believe this year was worse for the world than last year.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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