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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — At least one person is fabulously wealthy thanks to Wednesday night's $1.5 billion Powerball drawing. A spokesman for the California lottery says a winning Powerball ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, a Los Angeles suburb. The identity of the winner is not yet known. It could take several hours before officials know whether any other winning tickets were sold elsewhere. The winning numbers were 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There's been a terror attack in downtown Jakarta, Indonesia, where at least three suicide bombers exploded themselves in a Starbucks cafe. A witness tells The AP that two other attackers shot at a nearby police station and were chased by officers. TVOne, a local television network, reported three other explosions in other parts of the city. At least one policeman was killed in addition to the bombers.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports indicate Kurdish rebels have launched an early-Thursday car bomb attack at a police station, which was then hit with rocket launchers and firearms. It happened in the town of Cinar. At least 39 people, including civilians, were reportedly injured.
TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck just off the coast of Hokkaido (hoh-ky-doh) in northern Japan. No tsunami warning was issued. The quake, which struck at lunch time, had a preliminary magnitude of 6.7. It hit on Hokkaido's southern tip near the town of Urakawa.
TOKYO (AP) — Pessimism about Wall Street's latest losses, the slowdown in China and tanking oil prices has spread to Asian stock markets across the board. All of them sank. Oil prices are at 12-year lows. The Dow lost 365 points on Wednesday.
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