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Landslides bury Nepal villages, 15 dead

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Landslides in a mountain area of Nepal buried two villages Thursday, killing at least 15 people with several more believed to be buried, authorities said.

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Metro Manila holds drill to prepare for killer quake

(Updated) WORKERS, students and communities in Metro Manila took part in a drill on Thursday to prepare the country's capital region for a feared 7.2-magnitude earthquake.

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Samsung reports fifth straight quarterly profit drop

SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics reported Thursday a fifth straight quarterly profit drop as the Galaxy S6 series of smartphones failed to reverse its declining fortune in the smartphone industry.

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