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UN Official Says Building Laws Need to Be Enforced in Nepal
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Written by KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP)   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:38

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal must take lessons from earthquake-hit countries such as Mexico and strictly enforce existing building laws as it prepares to rebuild from two major quakes, a senior United Nations official said Wednesday.

Oil slicks off California span 9 miles; cleanup underway
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Written by GOLETA, Calif. (AP   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:37

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- Slicks of oil that spilled into California coastal waters from an onshore pipeline spanned a total of 9 miles Wednesday, and a company official said the line was operating at full capacity when it broke, suggesting much more oil escaped than initially estimated.

Kerry urges China to reduce tensions in South China Sea
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Written by BEIJING (AP)   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:35

BEIJING (AP) _ U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging China to halt increasingly assertive actions it is taking in the South China Sea.

Amid verbal sparring between Washington and Beijing over land reclamation projects that China is conducting in disputed waters, Kerry urged Chinese officials to reduce tensions in the South China Sea.

IS Group Seizes Part of Ancient Town of Palmyra in Syria
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Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:33

BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants seized parts of the ancient town of Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday after fierce clashes with government troops, renewing fears the extremist group would destroy the priceless archaeological site if it reaches the ruins.

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Written by Prepared by Jill Ji   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:28

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