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Myanmar’s new president pledges to free political prisoners

April 16, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s new president has pledged to continue efforts to release remaining political prisoners and try to avoid making such arrests. President Htin Kyaw took over as head of Myanmar’s first freely elected government after more than 50 years of often brutal military domination or control. In its first official act at...

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Powerful earthquake kills at least 28 in Ecuador

April 16, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador’s central coast on Saturday, killing at least 28 people and spreading panic hundreds of kilometers (miles) away as it collapsed homes and buckled a major overpass. The U.S....

Canada’s Trudeau explains quantum computing in viral video

April 16, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — A video has gone viral of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showing off his geek side by nailing a reporter’s question about quantum computing. Speaking Friday at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, where he was...

Woman in Mexican torture video in prison on weapons charge

April 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

This screengrab of a video posted on several youtube sites on April 14, 2016 shows a plastic bag held tight over a woman’s head by an unidentified federal police officer in an unknown location in Mexico. Two Mexican soldiers face military charges after...

4 Indonesians kidnapped by pirates; vessels safe in Malaysia

April 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal and Security Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan, center, talks to the media as Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, right, and Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, left, listen during a press conference on the incident...

The Latest: 1,500 injured, 80 seriously, in Japan quakes

April 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A road is split in earthquake-hit in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Saturday, April 16, 2016. A powerful earthquake struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region. (Naoya Osato/Kyodo News via AP)...

Strong quake kills 9, injures more than 800 in Japan

April 14, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Residents walk along collapsed houses in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, Friday, April 15, 2016, after a magnitude-6.5 earthquake. The powerful earthquake struck Thursday night, knocking down houses and buckling roads. (Ryosuke Uematsu/Kyodo...

Seoul says North Korean missile launch apparently fails

April 14, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Visitors take their souvenir pictures at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border with North Korea, in Paju, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 15, 2016. A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South...

Russia urges closing Turkey-Syria border to bar extremists

April 14, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia called Thursday for the closing of the Turkey-Syrian border to prevent the Islamic State and the Al-Nusra Front extremist groups from receiving foreign fighters and weapons into Syria — and from exporting oil, artifacts and...

Crane collapse at China construction site kills 18

April 13, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

This photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency shows a collapsed temporary structure at an accident site in Dongguan City, south China’s Guangdong Province, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The 80-ton scaffold fell directly onto two-story temporary...