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at 01:58 on March 31, 2015, EDT.

Defence tries to shift blame to older brother in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokar Tsarnaev started their case by trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.

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at 01:56 on March 31, 2015, EDT.

Solar-powered plane flies from Myanmar to China on historic round the-world flight

BEIJING, China - A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use.

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at 01:56 on March 31, 2015, EDT.

Weather service issues typhoon warning for Yap Island in the western Pacific Ocean

HAGATNA, Guam - Some homes on a western Pacific Ocean island have been destroyed by typhoon-force winds, which were expected to bear down on a neighbouring island in the Federated States of Micronesia.

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at 01:16 on March 31, 2015, EDT.

21 killed, 38 injured when passenger bus plunges into ravine in Peruvian Andes

LIMA, Peru - Authorities say 21 people were killed and 38 seriously injured when a bus veered off the road and plunged into a ravine in Peru's southeastern Andes Mountains.

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at 01:14 on March 31, 2015, EDT.

New 'Daily Show' host reflects late-night's new international look, lack of women

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running pattern of keeping those jobs filled with men.

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at 22:27 on March 30, 2015, EDT.

Obama to pledge to cut emissions up to 28 per cent as US contribution to global climate treaty

WASHINGTON - The United States will offer a roughly 28 per cent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.

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