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Another explosion injures 2 in Texas capital; cause unclear

AUSTIN, Texas -- Two people were injured in another explosion in Texas' capital, and police weren't saying if it was caused by a package bomb like the three that detonated earlier this month elsewhere in the city.

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Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

MOSCOW -- 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."

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4 dead, 6 injured as fire hits Manila Pavilion

MANILA (Updated) -- At least four persons were confirmed dead and six others injured as the fire continues to raze the Manila Pavilion Hotel in Ermita, Manila, a government official said on March 18, Sunday.

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Boracay to form chain of lights, appeal vs planned shutdown

RESIDENTS, hotels, restaurants and other establishments on Boracay Island will turn off their lights Saturday evening, March 17, and form a chain of lights along the beach to show the government how the resort island would look if closed.

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Xi reappointed as China's president with no term limits

BEIJING -- Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China's president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

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Snow science: Crystal clues to climate change, watersheds

HIGHMOUNT, N.Y. -- Capturing snowflakes isn't as easy as sticking out your tongue.

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Asean leaders gather for first Australia summit

CANBERRA, Australia -- Southeast Asian leaders started gathering Friday for their first summit in Australia as the regional neighbors look for closer economic and security links and the host prime minister warned against trade protectionism.

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Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

LONDON -- Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday.

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