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Updated at 11:26 AM

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) " A powerful earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.8 quake was centered about 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of Chauk, an area west of Bagan. It was located fairly far below the Earth's surface at a depth of about 84 kilometers (52 miles), it said. Deep earthquakes generally cause less...

Updated at 11:23 AM

TORONTO (AP) " Canada's national police force recently permitted its women officers to wear the hijab. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale's spokesman said Wednesday the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved...

Updated at 11:23 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) " Zimbabwe police have fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality in the capital, Harare. Police and protesters fought running battles downtown Wednesday.

Updated at 11:18 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " The Latest developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local): 5:15 p.m. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is calling on Syrian Kurdish forces to move back across the Euphrates River, telling them they will...

Updated at 11:18 AM

HONOLULU (AP) " Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it. The National Marine...

Updated at 11:08 AM

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) " A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing at least 73 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their...

Updated at 11:07 AM

LONDON (AP) " The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England. Hybrid Air Vehicles said it is trying to figure...

Updated at 11:07 AM

LONDON (AP) " The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England. Hybrid Air Vehicles said it is trying to figure...

Updated at 11:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police. "I omitted the facts that we...

Updated at 10:51 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) " A chef who admitted fatally shooting two housekeepers at an assisted living facility in suburban Cleveland is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty and saying he can't explain a motive for the...

Updated at 10:50 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 9:40 a.m. Ohio's elections chief has cleared the way for Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson to appear on fall ballots in the critical swing...

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