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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a statewide manhunt continues for two brothers suspected in the shooting deaths of two Hattiesburg police officers. Police say the incident began as a routine traffic stop last night. The suspects are identified as 26-year-old Curtis Banks and his 29-year-old brother, Marvin Banks. A Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman says the officers were 34-year-old Benjamin Deen and 25-year-old Liquori Tate.

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Ana has lost some strength and should weaken further today as it reaches the coast of northeastern South Carolina or the southern area of North Carolina. A tropical storm warning remains from the South Santee River in South Carolina to Cape Lookout North Carolina. Officials warn of possible rip currents and coastal flooding.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police and army rescuers moved to higher and safer ground today after fresh avalanches forced a halt to digging for bodies in a village buried by a landslide in northern Nepal. Officials say weather conditions also deteriorated with continuing rainfall and fog. The April 25 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people and flattened mountain villages.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say teams are racing to the coast of western Indonesia where two boats full of Myanmar's Rohingya (ROH'-hin-GAH') Muslim community have washed ashore. Steve Hamilton, deputy chief of mission at the International Organization for Migration in Jakarta, says one boat contained some 450 people while the other contained 70. He says some appear to need medical attention. The persecution of the Rohingya by Buddhist mobs has sparked one of the biggest exoduses of boat people since the Vietnam War -- some 100,000 people.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban continue to claim responsibility for the crash of a Pakistani military helicopter carrying foreign diplomats. A militant video purports to show Taliban fighters with a surface-to-air missile, claiming they used a similar one to shoot down the helicopter. The crash killed the ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia.

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