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Pakistani court jails 10 for involvement in attack on Malala

MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Thursday sentenced 10 militants to life in prison for their involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, a public prosecutor said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015

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Vietnamese-Americans recall losses, gains since Saigon fell

 

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — In the chaotic final days before the Vietnam she knew collapsed in 1975, Bang Van Pham was rushed onto a U.S. military plane with her newborn son, headed to a land she had learned about in school but never seen.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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Japan PM offers condolences for WWII dead in historic speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring "history is harsh," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan offered solemn condolences Wednesday for the Americans who died in World War II as he became the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of Congress.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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NASA spacecraft to impact planet Mercury on Thursday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Mercury-orbiting spacecraft, Messenger, is going out with a bang this week, adding a hefty crater to the little planet closest to the sun.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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Study: Most 8th graders score low on US history, civics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time for another history lesson.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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State of the news media in 2015: Facebook and mobile rule

NEW YORK (AP) — A new report on the state of the media has some simple terms for how we learn about the world: mobile and social media.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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Group reports global press freedom declined in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalists in many parts of the world face deteriorating reporting conditions, with a democracy watchdog group noting a sharp decline in global press freedom in 2014.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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'We are hungry:' Aid reaches epicenter, Nepal toll tops 5000

GUMDA, Nepal (AP) — Hands pressed together in supplication, the Nepalese women pleaded for food, shelter and anything else the helicopter might have brought on an in-and-out run Wednesday to this smashed mountain village near the epicenter of last weekend's mammoth earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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