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Afghan forces end Taliban siege at Kabul hotel; 18 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners.

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Firm designs P711.8M road underpass structure

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) yesterday said the contractor of a proposed P711.8-million depressed structure, more popularly known as an underpass, is now working on the design of the project.

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Trump thinks Oprah won't run, says he'd defeat her anyway

WASHINGTON -- President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump.

"I'll beat Oprah," the president declared flatly at a White House meeting Tuesday — though he quickly added, "I don't think she's going to run."

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Israeli company says it has developed tiniest cherry tomato

MOSHAV IDAN, Israel -- They say bigger is better, but in the succulent world of cherry tomatoes, one Israeli company is going smaller than ever before.

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US Navy locates crashed plane deep on Pacific seabed

TOKYO -- The US Navy has located a transport aircraft deep on the Pacific Ocean floor where it crashed in November, killing three sailors on board.

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California family found dead in apparent murder-suicide

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Authorities believe a man shot and killed his wife and two children before turning the gun on himself in their Southern California home, where their bodies were found Friday.

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US East Coast storm gone, but cold will last till weekend

BOSTON -- Frigid temperatures, some that felt as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region dug out from a massive winter storm that brought more than a foot of snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding a

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Bluefin tuna sold for $320,000 in Japan's Tsukiji market

TOKYO -- An 405 kilogram (892 pound) bluefin tuna has sold for $320,000 (36.5 million yen) in what may really be Tsukiji market's last auction at its current site in downtown Tokyo, local media reports said Friday.

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