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1 year 11 months ago

Unique tombs found in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Archaeologists have unearthed remnants of what they believe is a 1,000-year-old village on a jungle-covered mountaintop in the Philippines with limestone coffins of a type never before found in this Southeast Asian nation, officials said Thursday. National Museum official Eusebio Dizon said the village on...

4 years 9 months ago

President Obama heads home from Asia trip

President Barack Obama is on his way back to Washington after an Asian tour that included efforts to prod China on human rights and North Korea to return to nuclear talks. Obama today said the United States has begun talking with allies about fresh punishment against Iran for defying efforts...

4 years 9 months ago

U.S., Japanese leaders meet in Tokyo

President Barack Obama has been meeting with Japan's new prime minister. Obama arrived in Tokyo earlier today on a trip aimed at shoring up ties with Japan. The country's new leader came to power calling for a more equal partnership with Washington. Obama and Yukio Hatoyama will be holding a...

4 years 11 months ago

Father of 'green' revolution dies at 95

Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the father of the "green revolution" who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger and saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday in Texas, a Texas A&M University spokeswoman said. He was 95. Borlaug died just before 11 p.m....

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