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Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55B

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the “Shrek,” ”Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children’s entertainment. 601 more words

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Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people, a senior U.S. 485 more words

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New killings in Bangladesh leave LGBT community full of fear

NEW DELHI (AP) — The killing of two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital has driven the country’s already secretive and small gay community underground, wondering if they can trust a government that considers their status to be criminal, rights groups said. 777 more words

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After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat?

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom. 1,084 more words

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Lawmaker urge more US naval operations in South China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress urged the Obama administration on Wednesday to order more naval operations close to disputed islands in the South China Sea. 514 more words

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Aquino: Canadian's killers also plotted to kidnap Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Wednesday that Abu Sayyaf militants may have plotted to kill him and kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao, disclosing previously unknown details about an extremist group blamed for the beheading of a Canadian hostage. 630 more words

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Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 570 in Ecuador

By Ariana Braccia,
International News Writer

At least 570 people have died due to Ecuador’s, April 16 earthquake. Ecuador officials have announced 570 confirmed dead but rescue and discovery efforts are still underway. 550 more words