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Australia and New Zealand Remember Sacrifice at Gallipoli Anzac Day commemorations have been held across Australia and New Zealand. In Canberra, 120,000 people attended a dawn service to remember the ill-fated allied landing at Gallipoli in 1915. To many Australians and New Zealanders the slaughter at Gallipoli
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Insurgents Take Strategic Syrian Town A Syrian watchdog group says Islamic insurgents have pushed their way into the strategic northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday the rebels are in control of parts of the city. The al-Nusr
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Magnitude 7.9 Quake Hits Nepal; Heavy Damage A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, collapsing houses, centuries-old temples and cutting open roads in the worst tremor in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. Dozens o
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Apple Watch Rolls Out in Fashion Boutiques Apple's smartwatch went on sale Friday, but only a few people in the world could actually go into a store and buy one. The Apple Watch was officially sold only in a few high-end, fashion boutiques: Dover Street Market in London, Isetan in Tokyo, Maxfield
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China Blocks Entry of Former Tiananmen Leader China has denied entry to a U.S. Army chaplain who was a student leader at the time of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Major Xiong Yan flew to Hong Kong from Seattle on Thursday, planning to enter China by land from Hong Kong. But as soon as he arr
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Colorful Macaws Bring Beauty to Chaotic Caracas In the 1970s, at the foot of the Caribbean mountain range flanking Caracas, a motorcycle-riding Italian immigrant turned heads for being inexplicably chased by a macaw nicknamed Pancho. The young man, Vittorio Poggi, was an animal lover who was then inspi
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Huge Magma Chamber Found Deeply Buried at Yellowstone Deep beneath Yellowstone National Park, one of the world's most dynamic volcanic systems, lies an enormous, previously unknown reservoir of hot, partly molten rock big enough to fill up the Grand Canyon 11 times, scientists say. Researchers on Thursday sa
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Sundance London Offshoot to Return Next Year After Break The London version of the Sundance Film Festival will return to the British capital in 2016 after taking a year off, organizers said Thursday. Founded by Hollywood actor Robert Redford in 1981, the Sundance Institute said in January the London offshoot of
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Somali Islamist Militants Execute Man for Blasphemy The Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has executed a man in the south of the country for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad. An al-Shabab court said the man, identified as Mohamud Mursal Muse, confessed to insulting the prophet in the town of
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Colombia's ELN Rebels: Peace Talks Near, Rule Out Jail Colombia's second-biggest guerrilla group says exploratory talks with the government are very advanced and the peace train could start soon, but warns any deal to end half a century of war will have to rule out jail time for the rebels. The 2,000-strong N
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