US museum returns 10th century Khmer statue to Cambodia
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US museum returns 10th century Khmer statue to Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Monday welcomed home a 10th-century Khmer statue that was looted during the country’s civil war before spending the past three decades at an American museum. The sandstone Torso of Rama statue, which stands 62 inches (157 centimeters) high and is missing its head, arms and feet, was formally … Continue reading

Mozambique hotelier discusses possible Malaysian plane part
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Mozambique hotelier discusses possible Malaysian plane part

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Mozambican sandbank where a possible piece of a missing Malaysian airliner was found is in waters with treacherous currents and is not normally visited by tourists, a hotel owner said Friday. Tony Manna, who owns a beachfront hotel in the Mozambican town of Vilankulo, said American adventurer Blaine Gibson was a … Continue reading

NASA spaceman back from record year flight; gives thumbs up
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NASA spaceman back from record year flight; gives thumbs up

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented year in space for NASA, landing in barren Kazakhstan with a Russian cosmonaut who shared his whole space station journey. Their Soyuz capsule parachuted onto the central Asian steppes and ended a science-rich mission at the International Space Station … Continue reading

New Zealand Earthquake Memorial
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New Zealand Earthquake Memorial

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A service to commemorate the fifth anniversary of a deadly earthquake in the New Zealand city of Christchurch turned ugly Monday when someone threw goop over the government minister responsible for quake recovery efforts. Hundreds of people attended the botanical gardens service in New Zealand’s second-largest city to memorialize the … Continue reading

AP Interview: Angelina Jolie returns to Cambodia as director
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AP Interview: Angelina Jolie returns to Cambodia as director

BATTAMBANG, Cambodia (AP) — Between bites of spicy Cambodian curry and fried fish with rice, Angelina Jolie Pitt explains how this tiny country with a tumultuous past changed the course of her life. She first visited Cambodia 16 years ago to portray “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” — the gun-toting, bungee-jumping, supremely toned action hero that … Continue reading

Obama welcomes Southeast Asian leaders to US for talks
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Obama welcomes Southeast Asian leaders to US for talks

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama opened a meeting of leaders from a 10-nation bloc of Southeast Asian nations on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 calling the landmark gathering on U.S. soil a reflection of his personal commitment to an enduring partnership with the diverse group of countries. Obama and leaders of the Association … Continue reading