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Iraq marks one year since 'victory' against Islamic State group

World Dec 11, 2018

Iraq marks one year since 'victory' against Islamic State group

Iraq's premier on Monday marked a year since his country declared victory against the Islamic State group by pledging to fight corruption next, even as he faces a political crisis within his government. A year ago, his predecessor announced the conclusion of a three-year battle ...

Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor to remember 1941 attack

National Dec 8, 2018

Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor to remember 1941 attack

About 20 survivors gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of people lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. They joined dignitaries, active duty troops and members of the public in observing a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., ...

Prayers offered on 10th anniversary of deadly Iwate-Miyagi quake

National Jun 14, 2018

Prayers offered on 10th anniversary of deadly Iwate-Miyagi quake

People offered prayers Thursday as the Tohoku region marked the 10th anniversary of a major earthquake in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures that left 17 people dead and 6 unaccounted for. In Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture, relatives of the victims and others affected by the magnitude 7.2 ...

Solo deaths on the rise in 3/11 'disaster recovery housing'

National Mar 8, 2018

Solo deaths on the rise in 3/11 'disaster recovery housing'

Isolated deaths are on the rise in the temporary housing complexes in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures as their tsunami-shattered communities struggle to rebuild anew. The three prefectures have plans to build a combined 30,000 units of so-called disaster-recovery housing for those displaced. About 90 ...