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A man is carried away after having been rescued alive from the ruins following an earthquake in Amatrice

Quake in Italy kills 38

ACCUMOLI, Italy - A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets, with at least 38 people believed killed.

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India investigates damage caused by French submarine data leak

SYDNEY/NEW DELHI India is investigating the extent to which secrets about French Scorpene submarines being built in the country have been compromised, its defence ministry said on Wednesday, after a leak of documents relating to its combat capabilities.

California bill to repeal 'tampon tax' heads to governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California lawmakers on Tuesday sent a bill to end state sales taxes on feminine hygiene products to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the latest success for a nationwide bipartisan effort to end the so-called tampon tax.

Global stocks ease, dollar holds ground as U.S. rate bets abound

LONDON Stocks slipped on Wednesday while the dollar continued to claw back last week's losses as investors grappled with the prospect of a U.S. interest rate increase in the months ahead coming amid continued uncertainty about the strength of the global economy.



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