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Pope rails vs nuclear arms  in Nagasaki

Pope rails vs nuclear arms in Nagasaki

NAGASAKI, Japan (AFP) – Pope Francis yesterday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent, and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb. In a highly symbolic visit to the Japanese city devastated by the nuclear attack in August 1945, Francis said nuclear weapons […]

Hong Kongers vote in record numbers

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong’s voters turned out in record numbers yesterday for local council elections that the city’s pro-democracy movement hopes will add pressure on the Beijing-backed government to heed their demands after months of violent protest. Lengthy queues snaked out of polling stations across the territory in the election for 18 district […]

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Sumatran rhino extinct in Malaysia as lone survivor dies

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – The Sumatran rhinoceros has become extinct in Malaysia, after the last of the species in the country succumbed to cancer. The Wildlife Department in eastern Sabah state on Borneo island said the rhino, named “Iman,” died of natural causes Saturday due to shock in her system. She had uterine tumors […]

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Two Arkansas chemistry professors accused of making meth

ARKADELPHIA, Arkansas (AP) — Two Arkansas college chemistry professors have been arrested on charges of making meth, in an apparent case of life imitating art. The Clark County sheriff’s office says Henderson State University professors Terry David Bateman and Bradley Allen Rowland were arrested Friday on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia. It […]

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On 16th birthday, California student opens fire at his high school, killing two

A Southern California high school student killed two classmates and wounded three others on Thursday, pulling a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun from his backpack and emptying it in a matter of seconds as the school day began. He saved the last bullet for himself. It was his 16th birthday. The teenaged gunman, whose name was […]

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French tourist killed taking selfie at Thai waterfall

A French tourist has died after falling from a waterfall while trying to take a selfie in Thailand, police said Friday. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on the tropical island of Koh Samui, whose palm-fringed, white-sand beaches are a magnet for both backpackers and high-end tourists. The 33-year-old man fell from Na Mueang 2 waterfall, […]

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