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at 07:37 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, knocking glasses off tables and sending people running out of buildings in the country's largest city.


at 07:26 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometres (310 miles), the longest flight ever by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, and range that can place all of South Korea, and possibly parts of Japan, within its striking distance.


at 07:15 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

The Latest: Italian quake response spreads to many hamlets

AMATRICE, Italy — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):


at 06:58 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

At least 38 dead as strong earth quake rocks central Italy

AMATRICE, Italy — A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 38 people were killed in hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was likely to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets.


at 06:55 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Young man killed in new anti-India protests in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India — Indian government forces fired shotguns and tear gas in India's portion of Kashmir on Wednesday to break up new protests demanding an end to Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region, killing a young man and wounding dozens of other people.


at 06:31 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Rhode Island zoo announces birth of endangered kangaroo

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Officials have announced the birth of an endangered kangaroo native to Papua New Guinea at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence earlier this year.


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