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Donors face record request of $9 billion to aid Syrians

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday's annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Scientists to inject fuel in experimental fusion device

GREIFSWALD, Germany (AP) — Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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APNewsbreak: Missing reporter tells wife he's back in China

BEIJING (AP) — The wife of a Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad said she was able to speak to him by phone Wednesday and he told her he had voluntarily returned to China for investigation, but she believes he was forced back and spoke against his own will.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Libya's political chaos slows response to Islamic State

 

ROME (AP) — The military strategy for eliminating the Islamic State in Libya appeared on hold Tuesday as nations fighting the extremist group said they could help the North African country re-establish security once its long-awaited new government is established.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016

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Prosecutor: Virginia girl died of stabbing day she vanished

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — David Eisenhauer, a Virginia Tech engineering student accused of kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old girl who climbed out her bedroom window last week, said "I believe the truth will set me free."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016

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US to rework arms control rule on exporting hacker tools

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is rewriting a proposal under arms control rules from 20 years ago to make it simpler to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software since they are also used to secure computer networks.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016

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Fast-growing motorcycle group is largely for law enforcement

 

DENVER (AP) — One of the nation's fastest-growing motorcycle clubs is composed largely of military, police officers and prison guards. It also embraces the regalia and traditions of outlaw biker gangs — a choice that has provoked deadly clashes with other groups.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016

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Rookie docs can work longer flex hours safely, study finds

CHICAGO (AP) — Surgery patients fared just as well when junior doctors worked longer than mandated hours in the first major rigorous test of regulations many physicians say hurt medical education.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016

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