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Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou speaks during a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. China is seeking to allay concerns about its increasingly prominent activities in the Arctic, saying it won't interfere in the actions of nations in the region. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2018 - 1:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat sought Friday to allay concerns about his country's increasingly prominent activities in the Arctic, saying Beijing won't interfere in the interests of nations in the region. Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou (SHWEN'-yo) said China is interested in...
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January 26, 2018 - 1:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat sought Friday to allay concerns about his country's increasingly prominent activities in the Arctic, saying Beijing won't interfere in the interests of nations in the region. Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou (SHWEN'-yo) said China is interested in...
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January 26, 2018 - 12:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is seeking to allay concerns about its increasingly prominent activities in the Arctic, saying it won't interfere in the actions of nations in the region. Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou (SHWEN'-yo) says China is interested in participating in scientific studies and the...
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With Legazpi city in foreground, Mayon volcano erupts anew at sunset Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 in Albay province around 200 miles (340 kilometers) southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said lava flows had advanced more than a kilometer (0.6 miles) and superheated gas and volcanic debris known as pyroclastic flows had reached 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the crater in one area. Mayon's lava fountaining has flowed up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 25, 2018 - 9:40 pm
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — More lava was spilling from a Philippine volcano also sending up columns of ash over farmland and towns already coated in gray after a nearly two-week eruption. More than 74,000 people are staying in dozens of emergency shelters after fleeing the danger zone around Mount...
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With Legazpi city in foreground, Mayon volcano erupts anew at sunset Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 in Albay province around 200 miles (340 kilometers) southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said lava flows had advanced more than a kilometer (0.6 miles) and superheated gas and volcanic debris known as pyroclastic flows had reached 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the crater in one area. Mayon's lava fountaining has flowed up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 25, 2018 - 8:29 pm
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — Lava has spilled from a Philippine volcano that's also sending up columns of ash now coating farmland and towns after a nearly two-week eruption. More than 74,000 people are staying in emergency shelters after fleeing the danger zone around Mount Mayon. Officials are...
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Tal Ramon, left with sunglasses, son of space shuttle Columbia astronaut Ilan Ramon, and other friends and family of fallen astronauts place flowers in the fence at the Space Mirror Memorial at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Thursday, Jan 25, 2018, during Kennedy Space Center's annual day of remembrance. The annual event honors those who perished in the space program. (Craig Bailey /Florida Today via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 6:30 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA honored the seven astronauts killed aboard shuttle Columbia 15 years ago, with a special musical tribute Thursday by the son of Israel's first astronaut. Singer and songwriter Tal Ramon joined a few hundred others at Kennedy Space Center to remember the Columbia...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, rescue boats float on a flooded street as people are evacuated from rising floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. The National Hurricane Center’s official report on Harvey compiles staggering numbers, starting with 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. But the really big numbers in the Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, tally have to do with the rainfall that swamped Houston. Two places had more than five feet of rain. Eighteen different parts of Texas logged more than four feet of rain. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 25, 2018 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The official numbers for last year's Hurricane Harvey are in, and they go beyond the 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. Two locations in southeast Texas got more than 5 feet of rain and 18 different parts of Texas logged more than 4 feet. Harvey also spawned 57 tornadoes. That's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, rescue boats float on a flooded street as people are evacuated from rising floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. The National Hurricane Center’s official report on Harvey compiles staggering numbers, starting with 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. But the really big numbers in the Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, tally have to do with the rainfall that swamped Houston. Two places had more than five feet of rain. Eighteen different parts of Texas logged more than four feet of rain. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 25, 2018 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The official numbers for last year's Hurricane Harvey are in, and they go beyond the 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. Two locations in southeast Texas got more than 5 feet of rain and 18 different parts of Texas logged more than 4 feet of rain. Harvey also spawned 57 tornadoes...
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This undated photo provided by researcher Gerhard Weber shows a portion of the upper left jaw and teeth from the Misliya-1 fossil. Researchers found the jawbone in an Israeli cave, indicating that modern humans left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. (Gerhard Weber/University of Vienna via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 2:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. Scientists say that an ancient upper jawbone and associated stone tools could also mean that Homo sapiens — modern humans — arose in Africa far earlier...
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January 25, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. Scientists say that an ancient upper jawbone and associated stone tools could also mean that our species appeared far earlier than fossils now show...
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