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Fireworks explode at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of 2014 in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Revelers around the world ring in 2014

From huge street parties and fireworks displays in Sydney and Jakarta, to quiet moments of prayer in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, people are welcoming in 2014. Here’s a gallery of images from New Year’s […]

12/31/2013

Balinese children wearing traditional costumes dance during a parade for this year's last sundown in Bali island, Indonesia on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Revelers start ringing in 2014 with fireworks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Exploding fireworks sprayed from the sails of the Sydney Opera House and the Australian city’s harbor bridge at midnight Tuesday as the world ushered in a new year. More than 1 […]

12/31/2013

Angelina Jolie delivers a statement before screening the film "In the Land of Blood and Honey" directed by her, at the United Nations University in Tokyo Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Angelina Jolie to direct ‘Unbroken’ in Australia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Pictures has announced that Angelina Jolie is in Sydney, Australia, to direct the survival saga “Unbroken.” The film will tell the true story of Lou Zamperini, a World War II […]

10/01/2013

This photo released by Australia's Department of Agriculture, shows a 20-centimeter (8-inch) Mandarin Rat Snake that was found in the passenger cabin of a Qantas Boeing 747 airliner, in Sydney, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Department of Agriculture)

Snake on a plane grounds jet with 370 passengers in Sydney

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A tiny Asian snake was found on a Qantas Boeing 747 airliner in Australia, leading to 370 passengers being grounded overnight. Staff found the 20-centimeter (8-inch) Mandarin rat snake in the […]

09/23/2013

Residents salvage belongings from home that was destroyed by a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Names of those killed in Oklahoma tornado

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office says it has positively identified 23 of 24 people killed in the tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, including 10 children. Officials […]

05/22/2013

Aussie minister sorry he ‘liked’ exposed teen pic

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian politician says he’s learned a valuable lesson in social networking after he “liked” a Facebook photo without realizing that it showed a teenage prankster exposing himself. Western Australia Minister for […]

05/16/2013

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CDC: New version of stomach bug causing US illness

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say a new strain of stomach bug that’s sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S.

01/24/2013

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