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Japan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 4 hours 9 min ago
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. (...)
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Japan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 4 hours 10 min ago
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, a likely signal that he won't pray there ahead of trips to an international conference and the United States. (...)
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Car bomb explodes outside restaurant in Somali capital

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 4 hours 16 min ago
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, causing an unknown number of casualties, police said. (...)
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Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 4 hours 17 min ago
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Tuesday began building their case against the traffickers responsible for the drowning of as many as 950 migrants in the Mediterranean, as European Union leaders mulled a new plan to undermine smugglers' finances and their most precious assets — their vessels. (...)
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Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 4 hours 19 min ago
JERUSALEM (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem. (...)
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Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 4 hours 19 min ago
JERUSALEM (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem. (...)
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EU threatens Thailand with seafood ban over illegal fishing

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 4 hours 22 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has given Thailand six months to drastically increase its crackdown on illegal and unregulated fishing or face an EU seafood import ban, but has lifted the threat of similar action from South Korea and the Philippines. (...)
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Iraqi troops recapture some Ramadi areas from Islamic State

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 4 hours 22 min ago
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two Iraqi officials say that security forces have recaptured some areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the Anbar provincial capital, Ramadi. (...)
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India seizes boat from int'l waters, detains 8 Pakistanis

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 4 hours 22 min ago
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's navy and coast guard seized a suspicious boat from international waters off the western coast and detained eight Pakistanis after finding a huge drug shipment aboard, the defense ministry said Tuesday. (...)
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Greek municipalities outraged by state move to use funds

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 4 hours 32 min ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities from municipalities across Greece will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday after the government ordered reserves from state enterprises to be placed in a common account to help the country meet its financial obligations and avoid default. (...)
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Hard Rock Cafe removes 'rock star' orangutan ads in Malaysia

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 4 hours 38 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Hard Rock Cafe on Tuesday withdrew a promotional campaign in Malaysia after public anger at the photoshopped depiction of an orangutan baring its teeth and playing an electric guitar. (...)
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Hard Rock Cafe removes 'rock star' orangutan ads in Malaysia

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 4 hours 38 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Hard Rock Cafe on Tuesday withdrew a promotional campaign in Malaysia after public anger at the photoshopped depiction of an orangutan baring its teeth and playing an electric guitar. (...)
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Auschwitz guard goes on trial, says he shares moral guilt

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 4 hours 41 min ago
LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former Auschwitz guard acknowledged Tuesday that he bears a share of the moral guilt for atrocities at the camp, but told judges at the opening of his trial that it is up to them to decide whether he deserves to be convicted as an accessory to murder. (...)
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Auschwitz guard goes on trial, says he shares moral guilt

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 4 hours 41 min ago
LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former Auschwitz guard acknowledged Tuesday that he bears a share of the moral guilt for atrocities at the camp, but told judges at the opening of his trial that it is up to them to decide whether he deserves to be convicted as an accessory to murder. (...)
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Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 4 hours 44 min ago
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader. (...)
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Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 4 hours 44 min ago
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader. (...)
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Car bomb explodes outside restaurant in Somali capital

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:55pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a car bomb has exploded outside a restaurant in the Somali capital near the presidential palace. (...)
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Car bomb explodes outside restaurant in Somali capital

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:55pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a car bomb has exploded outside a restaurant in the Somali capital near the presidential palace. (...)
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Pope accepts resignation of US bishop who failed to report

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:54pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected priestly child abuser in the first known case of a pope cracking down on a bishop who covered up for a pedophile. (...)
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Toyota adviser nominated for Japan central bank board

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:48pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government has nominated a former executive at Toyota Motor Corp., one of the biggest corporate beneficiaries of drastic monetary easing, to be a board member of the central bank. (...)
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