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Myanmar Quake Wrecks Bagan Heritage Sites

BAGAN, Myanmar - It was a time of conquest and conversions. Above all, it was a time of construction, on a scale never seen before. Over 250 years, from the 11th century onwards, the rulers of Bagan built more than 10,000 magnificent religious monuments.

Regional Troops Enter Gambia to Get Strongman Jammeh to Go

DAKAR, Senegal — A West African regional force charged into neighboring Gambia late Thursday to support the country's newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of stepping down.

Late Cambodian King's Ashes Paraded Through Capital

PHNOM PENH (DPA) - A golden float carrying the ashes of late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk was paraded through the streets of Phnom Penh on Friday, destined for the Silver Pagoda at the Royal Palace, where they were to be interred.

Samsung’s Profit Jumps 64% to Record High on Chips

SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics said its October-December operating profit jumped 64 percent to a record high, capping off 2017 with the biggest annual operating income and sales in its history thanks to the blockbuster semiconductor business.

Chinese Woman Begins Ascent to Redeem Everest Climbing Season

KATHMANDU (DPA) — A Chinese woman was on her way up Mount Everest, in the first attempt to reach the summit after expeditions were called off following a deadly avalanche, officials said Sunday.

What Stays, What Goes: Disney and Murdoch After the Sale

NEW YORK — Disney is buying a large part of Fox, but Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the Murdoch family.

Rwanda Leader Wins 3rd Term in Vote He Called ‘A Formality’

KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda's longtime President Paul Kagame has easily won a third term in office in what he had called "a formality." He faces another seven years leading the small East African nation praised for its economic performance but criticized for its silencing of opponents.

Abu Sayyaf Claims to Have Kidnapped German, Killed Woman

MANILA — The Philippine military is trying to verify a claim by Abu Sayyaf militants that they have kidnapped a German man from a yacht and shot and killed his girlfriend in the southern Philippines, a military spokesman said Monday.

‘Ready to Pass The Baton’: Obama Campaigns With Clinton

President Barack Obama vigorously vouched for Hillary Clinton's trustworthiness and dedication Tuesday, making his first outing on the campaign stump for his former secretary of state just hours after his FBI director blasted her handling of classified material.
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Trump Jr. Tweets ‘Top Gun’ Video of Dad Shooting CNN Jet

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr. is promoting a new mock video of his father attacking CNN.

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