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ISIS militants 'bulldozed' ancient archaeological site, Iraqi ministry says

Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities says Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the Nimrud archaeological site near the northern city of Mosul using heavy military vehicles.

Ex-crewman on Japanese battleship says he recognizes wreckage found this week

A former crew member on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Attacked US envoy's security scrutinized as police probe assailant's past N. Korea trips

Police on Friday investigated the motives of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea as questions turned to whether security was neglected.

Poverty rises in Philippines due to higher food prices, lingering effects of Typhoon Haiyan

Officials say poverty worsened in the Philippines in the first half of 2014 due to a rapid rise in food prices and the lingering effects of a killer typhoon Socio-economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said Friday that poverty incidence among Filipinos rose 1.2 percentage point to 25.8 percent in the first half of last year from the same period in 2013.

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