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Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil
Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents.

West Africa's Ebola outbreak is spiraling out of control
West Africa's Ebola outbreak is spiraling out of control

West Africa's ongoing Ebola outbreak, the first to occur significantly in major cities, has already infected more than 1,000…

Russia to deliver heavier rockets: US
Russia to deliver heavier rockets: US

The United States says it has evidence that Russia is planning to deliver "heavier and more powerful" rocket launchers to…

Trial collapse dents 'sheikh's' reputation
Trial collapse dents 'sheikh's' reputation

Perhaps now Mazher Mahmood will be forced to hang up his Dishdasha robes and retire the "Fake Sheikh" disguise on which…

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2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty…

Russia: EU sanctions weaken anti-terrorism efforts

MOSCOW (AP) Russia is lashing out at the latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the European Union, saying…

Malaysian prime minister to travel to Netherlands

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to discuss…

AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order

LONDON (AP) When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow. Forensic workers in coveralls…

Iraqi police: Baghdad official taken by gunmen

BAGHDAD (AP) Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism…

Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for…

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

HONG KONG (AP) As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays…

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

HONG KONG (AP) As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays…

In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated…

Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) U.S. Sen. John McCain says he believes the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was…

Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation…

EU extends Ukraine sanctions to hit Russian intelligence officials, rebel leaders: documents

BRUSSELS (AP) EU extends Ukraine sanctions to hit Russian intelligence officials, rebel leaders: documents.

Crowds march for Gaza

Crowds gathered in Auckland again today to protest Israel's ground offensive in Gaza.

Colin Firth is a killer spy in new 'Kingsman' film

SAN DIEGO (AP) Colin Firth is a "gentleman spy" with a killer umbrella and Samuel L. Jackson is a blood-hating villain…

Circumcision ends in amputation
Circumcision ends in amputation

US patient Johnny Lee Banks sues doctors over circumcision that ended up as amputation.

Paul Thomas: An interconnected world stays clear of the brink

While the 1962 Cuban missile crisis is widely regarded as the nearest the world has come to nuclear war, historians and…

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

NEW YORK (AP) Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the…

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$190 million settlement in US genital images case

BALTIMORE (AP) Thousands of U.S. women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share…

Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning

JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning.

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Lizard 'sex satellite' lost in space
Lizard 'sex satellite' lost in space

At this very moment, a Russian satellite full of geckos -- (possibly) having sex -- is floating around in space -- and mission…

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Fancy a break from jihad ...
Fancy a break from jihad ...

Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State (Isis) is now expanding into tourism…

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