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    Japan Quake Collapses Houses

    By Aaron Pero

    TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said. The Full Article

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    6.8-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Japan’s Nagano Area

    By Mario Sevilla

    (CNN) -- A strong earthquake shook central Japan's Nagano region on Saturday night, injuring several people and collapsing a building in area village, the country's Kyodo News Agency reported, citing firefighters. Reports of the intensity of the quake, centered in Full Article

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    Guinea Bandits Flee With Possible Ebola Infected Blood

    By Candice Naranjo

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Full Article

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    6.7 Quakes Strikes Off The Coast of Eastern Indonesia

    By Candice Naranjo

    TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage and officials said it was unlikely to trigger a tsunami. The U.S. Full Article

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    Angry Protesters Demand Answers To 43 Missing Students

    By Aaron Pero

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands marched in the capital Thursday demanding that authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day normally reserved for the celebration of Mexico's 1910-17 Revolution. Officials had canceled the Full Article

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    Report: America’s Cup 2017 to Be Held in Bermuda

    By Brian Shields

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the tax haven of Bermuda has been picked over San Diego to host the 2017 America's Cup. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Full Article

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    U.S. Won’t Deport Undocumented Immigrants from Ebola Countries

    By Brian Shields

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is offering immigrants from the three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola crisis protection from deportation and work permits. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says immigrants living in the country illegally from Full Article

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    Mysterious Stone Head Pulled from Under Oldest Paris Bridge

    By Brian Shields

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities have found a mysterious stone sculpture at the bottom of the River Seine, which may have been there for centuries. On Thursday night, water police pulled the 2-foot-by-nearly-3-foot (60 centimeter-by-90- centimeter) sculpture of a human figure Full Article

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    Murdered Beauty Queen and Sister Buried in Honduras

    By Candice Naranjo

    GUALJOCO, Honduras (AP) — Grieving family members laid to rest a Honduran beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by Full Article

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    Thai Students Arrested at Hunger Games Premiere

    By Candice Naranjo

    BANGKOK (AP) — Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign of defiance. The military-imposed government has banned Full Article

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    Website Streams Thousands of Private Webcam Feeds

    By Candice Naranjo

    LONDON -- A new website based in Russia is streaming video live from thousands of private webcams around the world, including images of babies and hospital patients. Hackers accessed the cameras by using default passwords set by the manufacturers, British Full Article

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    Envelope Mailed To Czech Minister Contained Poison

    By Candice Naranjo

    PRAGUE (AP) — An official says an envelope mailed to the Czech Republic's interior minister from abroad contained poison. Radek Pokornik, a spokesman for the National Institute for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Protection that conducted tests on the suspicious envelope said Full Article

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    Couple Fined For Leaving Bad Hotel Review

    By Candice Naranjo

    CNN) -- When a couple left scathing comments on a travel review website that a hotel in northern England they had stayed at was a "filthy, dirty rotten stinking hovel," they thought no more about it. But Tony and Jan Full Article

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    A Look At The Sexiest Man Alive

    By Candice Naranjo

    (CNN) -- When you're talking about Chris Hemsworth being named People magazine's new Sexiest Man Alive, don't make the mistake of calling him "that guy from 'The Hunger Games.'" No, Chris Hemsworth is the ripped Australian actor who's made Full Article

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    6 Dead in Police Standoff at Indian Ashram

    By Candice Naranjo

    NEW DELHI (AP) — At least six people have died during a standoff between police and a religious leader who is believed to be holed up inside his sprawling ashram in northern India along with thousands of devotees, some of whom Full Article

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    Police Recruits Tested for Virginity in Indonesia

    By Candice Naranjo

    Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- The Indonesian police continue to use a "degrading" invasive physical test to check for female recruits virginity, a Human Rights Watch report has claimed. A manual examination is used to physically check for an intact hymen Full Article