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Brazil’s Senate impeaches president Rousseff; trial ahead

Brazil Political Crisis

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Brazil’s Senate voted Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff after a months-long fight that laid bare the country’s fury over corruption and economic decay, hurling Latin America’s largest country into political turmoil just months before it hosts the Summer Olympics. Rousseff’s enraged backers called the move …

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UN: Rising air pollution in world’s cities hurting millions

United Nations Pollution

GENEVA (AP) – Almost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem that is killing more than 3 million people each year and “wreaking havoc on human health,” the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency says more than …

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A look at the debris found so far in the hunt for Flight 370

Malaysia Missing Plane The Debris

SYDNEY (AP) – Malaysia’s confirmation on Thursday that debris found in South Africa and an island off Mauritius came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 brings to five the number of parts that have been recovered from the aircraft that vanished two years ago. Here’s a look at each of …

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Malaysia: 2 more pieces ‘almost certainly’ from Flight 370

Malaysia Missing Plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia’s government said Thursday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, are “almost certainly” from Flight 370, bringing the total number of pieces believed to have come from the missing Malaysian jet to five. The aircraft mysteriously …

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Policy utterances from Philippines’ likely next president

Philippines Elections

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – On the Philippine campaign trail, Rodrigo Duterte was alternatively seen as a looming despot with a hot temper or a hands-on administrator who could eradicate crime and corruption. A captivating speaker, the longtime mayor of Davao peppered his impromptu speeches with obscene remarks, tales about his …

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