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Southern California wildfire hits exclusive Bel-Air homes

LOS ANGELES -- A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles' exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed multimillion-dollar houses and tra

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Illegal loggers told: Poverty not reason to violate laws

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) urged illegal loggers on Wednesday, December 6, to secure permits in transferring forest products and to not use poverty as an excuse to violate laws.

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Bali flights resume, but volcanic ash still disrupts travel

KARANGASEM, Indonesia -- Flights trickled out of Bali a day after its airport reopened but the erupting volcano there shut down air travel to a neighboring Indonesian island Thursday, showing the continued risk to aircraft from the towering ash cl

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Pope preaches forgiveness in first public Mass in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar -- Pope Francis urged Myanmar's long-suffering ethnic minorities to resist the temptation to exact revenge for the hurt they have endured, preaching a message of forgiveness Wednesday to a huge crowd in his first public Mass in the

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Libyan cleared of murder charges in Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON -- A Libyan militant was convicted Tuesday of terrorism charges stemming from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans.

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North Korea launches ICBM in possibly its longest-range test yet

SEOUL, South Korea -- After 2 ½ months of relative peace, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, claiming a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could put Washington and the entire

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Time Inc. sells to Meredith Corp for about $1.8 billion

NEW YORK -- Meredith Corp. announced Sunday that it is buying Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion, a deal CEO Stephen Lacy called "a transformative and financially compelling growth opportunity" that joins two giant magazine companies.

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Suspect: Politician behind Imok’s death

THE suspect in the killing of Cebu City Ermita Barangay Captain Felicisimo “Imok” Rupinta said that a politician in the village who is identified with the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan was the mastermind behind the crime.

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