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Rescuers searching for survivors after Indian ferry capsizes

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Hyderabad, May 16 (AP) - Rescuers were searching for survivors Wednesday after a river ferry capsized in heavy winds in rural south India, leaving anywhere from 10 to 40 people missing.
About 20 people swam to safety Tuesday evening after the ferry flipped on the Godavari River but others, in-cluding a group traveling to a wedding, remained unaccounted for.
Fishermen raced to the scene to help, and officials deployed police and a team from the National Disasters Re-lief Force. But the...
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Australia's leader backs foreign minister's work on China

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Canberra, May 15 (AP) - Australia's prime minister on Tuesday rejected a former diplomat's opinion that the country needs a new foreign minister to thaw relations with China.
Geoff Raby, who was Australia's ambassador to Beijing from 2007 to 2011, used a scathing column in The Aus-tralian...
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Palestinians to bury their dead Tuesday after 58 killed

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Gaza City, May 15 (AP) - Palestinians observed a general strike Tuesday to mourn dozens killed by Israeli army fire in the single deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 war, as organizers said the day would be set aside for funer-als and that turnout for any new protests on the border with Israel...
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Taliban fighters attack western Afghan city

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Kabul, May 15 (AP) -Taliban insurgents launched attacks from multiple directions on the capital of Farah prov-ince in western Afghanistan near the border with Iran early Tuesday, killing and wounding "dozens" of security forces, a local official said.
Fared Bakhtawer, head of the provincial...
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Koreas to hold fresh meeting on carrying out summit vows

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Seoul, May 15 (AP) - The two Koreas will hold a high-level meeting on Wednesday to discuss setting up mili-tary and Red Cross talks aimed at reducing border tension and restarting reunions between families separated by the Korean War.
Seoul's Unification Ministry said Tuesday the meeting at a...
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