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Puerto Rico demands answers, mourns loss of 9 airmen

By DANICA COTO and RUSS BYNUMAssociated Press MANATI, Puerto Rico (AP) – The nine men came from across the island, joined by a mission to retire one of the oldest planes in the U.S. National Guard. Together, they had nearly 170 years of service, including recent missions evacuating U.S. citizens …

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Indian workers repair damage after deadly dust storm

LUCKNOW, India (AP) – Workers rushed to restore electricity Friday to scores of towns and villages in five Indian states where a powerful dust storm and thundershowers caused more than 120 deaths and injured another 200. Winds blew up to 130 kilometers (80 miles) per hour as the storm swept …

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Waste landslide at Myanmar jade mining site kills 14

BANGKOK (AP) – A landslide of a mound of mining waste killed at least 14 people Friday morning in northern Myanmar’s jade mining region, a local official said. The accident near the Waikha mine also left six people injured and an unknown number believed missing, based on what local villagers …

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Spectacular 6-story-deep sinkhole opens on New Zealand farm

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – A spectacular sinkhole the length of two football fields and the depth of a six-story building has opened up on a New Zealand farm. A worker stumbled upon the chasm before dawn this week when he was rounding up cows for milking on the farm …

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Hawaii volcano shoots lava into sky; evacuations ordered

By CALEB JONESAssociated Press HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of …

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Investigators search for cause of deadly cargo plane crash

By RUSS BYNUM and DANICA COTOAssociated Press PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) – Military investigators began the arduous task Thursday of answering why a C-130 Hercules cargo plane being flown into retirement by an experienced crew plunged onto a Georgia highway. Families and friends of the nine airmen, meanwhile, grieved and …

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Correction: Military Plane Crash story

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) – In a story May 2 about the crash of a military cargo plane, The Associated Press erroneously reported the age of the plane based on information from Puerto Rico’s National Guard. The plane was about 40 years old, not more than 60 years old. A …

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Correction: Military Plane Crash-The Latest story

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – In a story May 2 about the crash of a military cargo plane, The Associated Press erroneously reported the age of the plane based on information from Puerto Rico’s National Guard. The plane was about 40 years old, not more than 60 years old. A corrected …

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Vanuatu plans to permanently evacuate entire volcanic island

By NICK PERRYAssociated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is preparing to permanently evacuate the entire population of one of its islands as thick ash spewing from a volcano kills crops, dirties water supplies and fouls the air. The 10,000 or so people who remain …

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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps await new danger: rain

By JULHAS ALAMAssociated Press KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) – The Rohingya refugees have escaped soldiers and gunfire. They have escaped mobs that stormed through their villages, killing and raping and burning. They have fled Myanmar, their homeland, to find shelter in sprawling refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. Now there’s a new …

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