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Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies at 93
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early Wednesday. He was 93....

The Latest: Israel president cuts short visit to Ukraine
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):...

Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it
JERUSALEM (AP) -- At every corner of Israel's tumultuous history, Shimon Peres was there....

World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Shimon Peres early Wednesday, praising him as a patriot, visionary statesman and man of principle who was deeply committed to pursuing peace in a region that has mostly eluded it....

Libyan general in east rejects UN-backed government
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- A powerful Libyan general whose forces recently captured several key oil facilities has rejected a U.N.-brokered government and said the country would be better served by a leader with "high-level military experience."...

Reaction to the death of ex-Israeli President Shimon Peres
Quotes from around the world after the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and elder statesman of Israeli politics, at age 93....

Massive typhoon hits eastern China, Taiwan, killing 5
BEIJING (AP) -- A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring 260 in Taiwan....

Puerto Rico finds unexpected source of growth in agriculture
GUANICA, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Ricans are buying rice produced on the island for the first time in nearly 30 years. They are also eating locally grown mushrooms, kale and even arugula, along with more traditional crops such as plantains and pineapples....

AP Photos: Pyongyang starts day early with patriotic music
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea's capital is still a pretty quiet place compared to most urban centers around the world, but it gets its start early - and orderly....

Indonesia evacuates tourists after Mount Barujari eruption
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian authorities are searching for several hundred tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere and have evacuated more than 1,100 others, the country's disaster agency said Wednesday....

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