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A fire engulfs the Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Manila, Philippines. The fire hit the hotel, where more than 300 guests were evacuated, some by helicopter, an official said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 19, 2018 - 12:38 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Firefighters found two more bodies Monday in a hotel-casino gutted by fire that sent thick, heavy smoke into the sky over the Philippine capital, raising the death toll to five, officials said. One of several people injured in the blaze at the Manila Pavilion Hotel and...
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, is welcomed to Parliament House by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during her state visit in Canberra Monday, March 19,2018. The Nobel Peace laureate who has been widely condemned over her country's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority arrived in Sydney at the weekend for a summit of Southeast Asian leaders. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 12:34 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's was feted in Australia on Monday with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute as part of a state visit that has provoked protests over her response to her country's violent campaign against Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney...
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In this March 17, 2018, photo, people pass by a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials have discussed how to achieve a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summit talks. The signs read: " The possible reshuffle of U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 19, 2018 - 12:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials discussed how to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during weekend talks ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summits, Seoul said Monday. South Korean officials who visited Pyongyang...
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Nevada guard Hallice Cooke (13) and forward Elijah Foster (12) celebrate at the end end of the second half of a second-round game against Cincinnati, in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, March 18, 2018. Nevada defeated Cincinnati 75-73. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 19, 2018 - 12:25 am
The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:20 a.m. The Sweet 16 is set following a roller coaster ride of an opening weekend in the NCAA Tournament. Fifth-seeded West Virginia rounded out the field with a 94-71 rout of Marshall in an East Region game San Diego on...
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FILE- In this March 2, 2018, file photo, the factory of JFE Steel Corporation is seen in Kawasaki near Tokyo. Japan's exports in February grew 1.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago, according to Ministry of Finance data released Monday, March 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 18, 2018 - 11:35 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports grew 1.8 percent in February compared to the same month a year earlier, as the surplus fell to just $32 million, according to customs data released Monday. Exports are expected to remain strong in coming months, boosted by a strong global economy, though worries are...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, March 14, 2018 file photo, Nikolas Cruz is lead out of the courtroom after an arraignment hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cruz is accused of the shooting rampage that killed 14 students and three school employees at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. In addition, 17 people were wounded. More than a year earlier, documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz and obtained by The Associated Press show school officials and a sheriff's deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation. But the recommendation was never acted upon. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)
March 18, 2018 - 11:33 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Documents obtained by The Associated Press show some officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's shooting rampage at a Florida high school that they decided he should be forcibly committed. But the recommendation was never acted upon...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to supporters during a rally near the Kremlin in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. An exit poll suggests that Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, adding six more years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
March 18, 2018 - 10:36 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success." There had been no doubt that Putin would win in his fourth electoral contest; he...
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Six crosses are placed at a makeshift memorial on the Florida International University campus in Miami on Saturday, March 17, 2018, near the scene of a pedestrian bridge collapse that killed at least six people on March 15. (AP Photo/Jennifer Kay)
March 18, 2018 - 8:52 pm
MIAMI (AP) — They had just finished up lunch, and set off to run a humdrum errand: a drive to the travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland Cuba. Osvaldo Gonzalez and Alberto Arias, friends and business partners, happened to pass under a Miami bridge...
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Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a fatal stabbing Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Salvation Army Castleview Residence in downtown Rochester, Minn. Police have arrested a man in the multiple fatal stabbings at a Salvation Army apartment building in Minnesota. (Joe Ahlquist/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP)
March 18, 2018 - 6:55 pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Two men were fatally stabbed at a Salvation Army apartment building in Minnesota, and police arrested a suspect who tried to leave through a rear stairway. The stabbings were reported around 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Castleview Apartments in Rochester, a 32-unit building that...
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In this July 13, 2017 photo, migrants stand on the deck of the Spanish NGO's Proactiva Open Arms vessel at harbor at Porto Empedocle in the southern Italian island of Sicily. The Italian news agency ANSA says the NGO’s migrant rescue ship has been put under sequester by prosecutors’ orders, Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Pozzallo port, Sicily, where, a day earlier, the vessel brought 216 migrants it had rescued last week in the Mediterranean north of Libya. (Montana/ANSA via AP)
March 18, 2018 - 6:51 pm
ROME (AP) — The Italian news agency ANSA says a Spanish non-governmental organization's migrant rescue ship has been sequestered in Sicily by prosecutors' orders. The seizure took place Sunday in Pozzallo port, where a day earlier the Proactiva Open Arms' vessel brought 216 migrants it had rescued...
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