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At least 48 dead when bus plunges onto rocky beach in Peru

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Lima, Jan 3 (AP) - At least 48 people died when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto a rocky beach Tuesday along a narrow stretch of highway known as the "Devil's Curve," Peruvian police and fire officials said.
The bus carrying 57 people was headed to Peru's capital when it was struck by a tractor trailer shortly before noon and plunged down the slope, said Claudia Espinoza with Peru's voluntary firefighter brigade.
The blue bus came to rest upside down on a strip of shore next to the Pacific...
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Trump boasts of bigger ‘nuclear button’ than N Korea’s

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Washington, Jan 3 (AP) - President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The president's Tuesday evening tweet came in response to Kim's New Year's address, in which he repeated fiery nuclear threats against the...
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Iran’s Khamenei says ‘enemies’ swaying protests

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Tehran, Jan 2 (AP) - The latest on protests in Iran (all times local):
Iran's Supreme Leader is saying the country's enemies have meddled in recent protest rallies resorting to various means.
A Tuesday report on the website of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei quoted him as saying "in recent days" enemies...
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Families from Florida, NY die in Costa Rica plane crash

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San Jose, Jan 2 (AP) - Costa Rican investigators said Monday that strong winds or mechanical problems most likely caused a charter aircraft to crash in woods, killing two crewmembers and 10 U.S. citizens, including families from New York and Florida.
The families from the New York City suburb of...
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Perils abroad, full plate at home, as Trump opens 2nd year

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Washington, Jan 2 (AP) - The glamour of his holiday break behind him, President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday night to face a hefty legislative to-do list, critical midterm elections and perilous threats abroad.
Trump started his second year in Washington after a lengthy...
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