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at 03:07 on May 23, 2015, EDT.

UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight as search for boats continues

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats.

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at 01:02 on May 23, 2015, EDT.

US says Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya boat people crisis

YANGON, Myanmar - Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do.

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at 00:39 on May 23, 2015, EDT.

Farmers in drought-stricken California strike a deal to cut water use; 'unprecedented action'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 per cent amid one of the worst droughts on record.

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at 00:37 on May 23, 2015, EDT.

B.B. King viewing in Las Vegas draws more than 1,000 mourners, some family ahead of memorial

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta.

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at 00:13 on May 23, 2015, EDT.

One of Mexico's deadliest gunbattles kills 43 as police, suspects face off in cartel territory

ECUANDUREO, Mexico - The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch.

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at 23:06 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

California spill harder to clean up in rough seas; company ordered to take action

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A 10-square-mile oil (25.9-square kilometre) slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast.

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