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Ireland aiming for 2nd win in a row at Cricket World Cup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A four-wicket victory over a more-fancied West Indies to open its Cricket World Cup campaign seemed relatively easy after Ireland’s tight two-wicket win over a team it was expected to beat on Wednesday.

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Waning funds may end Philippines’ 40-year bamboo organ fest

In this photo taken on Feb. 20, 2015, Prof. Armando Salarza, right, the artistic director and resident organist of the International Bamboo Organ Festival, rehearses his piece with a Philippine orchestra under the baton of Austrian Josef Doller, bottom left, prior to the concert at the 40th International Bamboo Organ Festival at the St. Joseph Church at Las Pinas city, south of Manila, Philippines. The nearly 200-year-old Philippine bamboo organ, said to be the oldest and largest in the world, has survived time, storms and wars. But an annual concert that has showcased its unique, lilting music in a Roman Catholic church for four decades may play out for the last time this year due to waning funds and interest in a country where many have been enthralled by modern Western music.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — It has survived time, storms and wars. But a nearly 200-year-old bamboo pipe organ, said to be the oldest and most complete in the world, is facing what may be its biggest threats yet: pop music and dwindling donations.

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