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Australia to build guided missiles to boost defence capacity

Australia to build guided missiles to boost defence capacity

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Australia announced Wednesday it would begin building its own guided missiles in close collaboration with the U.S. as it seeks to boost its defence capabilities.
Myanmar junta deepens violence with new air attacks in east

Myanmar junta deepens violence with new air attacks in east

MAE SAM LAEP, Thailand — The military launched more airstrikes Tuesday in eastern Myanmar after earlier attacks forced thousands of ethnic Karen to flee into Thailand and further escalating violence two months after the junta seized power.
Japan's famous cherry blossoms bloom early as climate warms

Japan's famous cherry blossoms bloom early as climate warms

TOKYO — Japan's famous cherry blossoms have reached their flowery peak in many places earlier this year than at any time since formal records started being kept nearly 70 years ago, with experts saying climate change is the likely cause.
Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake statement on name change

Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake statement on name change

DETROIT — Volkswagen of America issued false statements this week saying it would change its brand name to “Voltswagen,” to stress its commitment to electric vehicles, only to reverse course Tuesday and admit that the supposed name change was a joke.
Crews battling Black Hills wildfires gaining control

Crews battling Black Hills wildfires gaining control

NEMO, S.D. — Firefighters on Tuesday began to gain control of wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota that have forced the evacuation of more than 400 homes and closed the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Germany to restrict AstraZeneca use in under-60s over clots

Germany to restrict AstraZeneca use in under-60s over clots

BERLIN — German health officials agreed Tuesday to restrict the use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine in people under 60, amid fresh concern over unusual blood clots reported in a tiny number of those who received the shots.

2 members of Salt Lake City's 'Real Housewives' arrested

SALT LAKE CITY — Two members of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” reality television show were arrested Tuesday on federal fraud charges alleging that they used a business to cheat hundreds of people nationwide over a 10-year period in a telema
Oscars add UK hub for broadcast after concerns about travel

Oscars add UK hub for broadcast after concerns about travel

With less than a month until showtime, the 93rd Oscars are taking another pass at the script.
World's last Blockbuster more popular after Netflix show

World's last Blockbuster more popular after Netflix show

BEND, Ore. — The Blockbuster video rental store in Bend, Oregon, soared to international fame when it became the last such franchise on Earth two years ago.

Human parents feel for mama bear trying to corral her cubs

WINCHESTER, Conn. — A mother bear caught on video trying to coax four rambunctious cubs across a busy Connecticut road has parents across the internet nodding in sympathy.
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