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Devoutly Catholic Guam celebrates Mass amid N. Korea threat

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Tumon, Aug 13 (AP) - Across Guam - where nearly everyone is Roman Catholic - priests prayed for peace as residents of the U.S. Pacific island territory faced a missile threat from North Korea.
Archbishop Michael Byrnes instructed priests in Guam's 26 churches to offer prayers for peace between the two nations and courage for military forces on the island. He asked for prayers for "just resolution of differences, and prudence in both speech and action."
Guam's Catholic faithful attended Sunday...
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Xi calls for calm after Trump says US is ‘locked and loaded’

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Seoul, Aug 12 (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping made a plea for cool-headedness over escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea in a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, urging both sides to avoid words or actions that could worsen the situation.
The call...
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Guam fliers offer emergency tips for threat from N Korea

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Dhaka, Aug 12 (AP)- If an attack warning is issued, Guam residents should take cover quickly - in a concrete structure, preferably underground - and stay there until instructed otherwise, according to a fact sheet titled "Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat."
Guam's Office of Civil Defense...
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Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers

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Boston, Aug 12 (AP)- Hackers this week released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over data swiped from HBO's servers.
The July 27 email was sent by John Beyler, an HBO executive who thanked the hackers for "making us aware"...
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Nobel laureates urge Saudi king to halt 14 executions

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United Nations, Aug 12 (AP)- Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners are appealing to Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people sentenced to death for participating in protests in 2012.
In a letter released Friday they said staying the executions would...
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