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Japanese quake relief worker killed in second Turkey quake



A Japanese aid worker who arrived in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake last month to assess damage and distribute relief supplies died in the latest quake. Atsushi Miyazaki, 41, was killed Thursday when a hotel weakened by the earlier tremor collapsed in a second quake that killed at least 11 others. Dozens of angry residents protested at the rubble of the hotel where he and others died, arguing that authorities should have closed it and another leveled hotel because of the previous damage. Riot police used pepper spray to halt the protests.


Ex-president gets prison for rape

Israel's Supreme Court upheld the rape conviction of former President Moshe Katsav on Thursday and ordered him to begin serving a seven-year prison term next month. The rape conviction was hailed as a victory for women's rights and equality under the law. It also completed the tragic ending for a man whose rag-to-riches story had served as a symbol of success for Mizrahi Jews, those of Middle Eastern descent who were an underclass in Israel. Katsav, 65, was convicted in December of raping a former employee when he was a Cabinet minister and of sexually harassing two women during his 2000-07 term as president.


Marines honor '40s black enlistees

On its 236th anniversary Thursday, the Marine Corps sought to atone for a failure to fully honor some of its own — the African-Americans who enlisted amid the racial segregation of the 1940s. "You showed great courage," Col. Christopher Dowling told a small gathering of veterans who had trained at a segregated boot camp at Montford Point, N.C. "You went into the Marine Corps when the Marine Corps was not ready to accept you." Those who came out of Montford Point served in some of the bloodiest battles of World War II and also in Korea. A plaque honoring them was installed along a tough training course on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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Man shot, killed near Occupy camp

A man was shot and killed Thursday outside the camp that anti-Wall Street protesters have occupied for the past month, but organizers said the attack was unrelated to the protest. Police Chief Howard Jordan said the shooting apparently resulted from a fight between two groups of men at or near the Occupy Oakland camp. One man fired several rounds into a crowd on a plaza's edge, striking the victim. No suspects have been identified.

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Nazi nerve agent stockpile destroyed

The nation's largest chemical weapons depot has destroyed its final stockpile of nerve agent — a 4,100-pound supply U.S. troops seized from Nazi Germany. The Deseret Chemical Depot says the nerve agent had been stored in bulk containers since the end of World War II. The Army depot in Utah's west desert is ending a 15-year campaign of destroying a variety of chemical weapons.


CHINA: Hundreds of rescuers took turns descending into an illegally operated coal mine Thursday to search for 23 Chinese miners trapped by a gas leak that killed 20 others, in the country's second deadly mining accident in less than a week.

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