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Woman to be sentenced for trying to hire hit man to kill newlywed husband

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A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband could get up to 30 years in prison when she is sentenced Friday, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and…

At least two killed, 55 injured after explosion hits food shop in China


A massive explosion hit a food shop in eastern China during the breakfast rush Friday, killing two people and injuring 55, 12 of them seriously, officials said.

At least 2 killed, 120 hurt as earthquake strikes Greek island


A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, damaging older buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries.

Asian ISIS supporters galvanized by Philippine city siege: report


The attack by Islamic State group-affiliated militants on a Philippine city has galvanized its Southeast Asian supporters and spells trouble for the region, a top terrorism researcher said Friday.

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Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong sold for US$1.8 million


A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle.


China announces goal to dominate AI field by 2030


China’s government has announced a goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence in just over a decade, putting political muscle behind growing investment by Chinese companies in developing self-driving cars and other…


In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back


A South Sudan child that was thought to have died years ago met his family for the first time in three years, after it was revealed he had survived a kidnapping. James Koang was one of thousands who has been forced to serve as a child…


South Korea calls for North Korea to respond to talk offers

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South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continued to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border.


Citing free speech, UC Berkeley offers to waive venue fee for right-wing speaker


UC Berkeley is offering to waive a venue fee for Ben Shapiro to speak on campus on the date Berkeley College Republicans requested, school officials said Thursday afternoon. A spokesperson said chancellor Carol Christ made the decision out…


Hunters kill Cecil the lion's son in Zimbabwe


Conservationists in Zimbabwe say the son of a lion named Cecil, whose 2015 killing prompted an international outcry, has also been fatally shot during a hunt.


McCain says 'I'll be back soon' as he battles brain cancer


Battling brain cancer, Sen. John McCain on Thursday promised to return to work, making a good-natured dig at his Republican and Democratic colleagues who were jolted by news of the six-term lawmaker's diagnosis.


Sessions sticking around despite Trump rebuke

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet Donald Trump's airing of his long-simmering…

Fidget spinners as campaign goodies? Russia probes claims


Russian authorities are investigating fidget spinners after state television reported that opposition activists are using them to attract supporters.


Cop suspended, defence lawyers say video shows drugs planted

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A Baltimore officer's police powers have been suspended after defense attorneys released a body camera video that they said shows an officer planting drugs.

Western Michigan woman convicted of murder in parrot case

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A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man's pet parrot.


Mom hopes to be reunited with son rescued from Iraqi militants

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A Winnipeg woman who escaped the horrors of captivity at the hands of Iraqi militants was overjoyed to recently discover that her 12-year-old son has been rescued and is recovering from gunshot wounds at a refugee camp. Now Nofa Mihlo…

O.J. Simpson granted parole after serving nine years in jail

Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including…


Venezuela's Maduro, foes head into crucial showdown


Large swaths of Venezuela's capital were shuttered and silent Thursday as opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called the first major national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez.

Saudi king orders arrest of prince for video showing abuse

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A Saudi prince has been arrested after a video emerged online purporting to show him abusing someone and pointing a rifle at another.


Minneapolis officer doesn't have to talk to state agents

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A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape still hasn't spoken with investigators and doesn't have to, but he will be compelled to give a statement to his department as part of an…

Thursday, Jul 20

Couple pleads guilty to enslaving children from South Korea


A New York City couple has pleaded guilty to enslaving two children from South Korea who were in their care.

Police chief: Death of Australian woman 'should not have happened'


The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call "should not have happened," police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday, adding that the officer's actions "go against who we are in the…

Venezuela braces for national strike as Maduro faces backlash

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown Thursday as the country's opposition calls the first national strike since 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez.

Trump rages at Sessions in New York Times interview

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U.S. President Donald Trump says he never would have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation.

Wednesday, Jul 19

'I'm your boss': French military chief quits in Macron spat


President Emmanuel Macron made it clear that he will brook little dissent from subordinates in a standoff that climaxed Wednesday when the disgruntled French military chief quit over budget cuts -- and was quickly replaced by a general…

Britain's Prince William and family start visit to Germany

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Berlin with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on the second leg of a European trip that comes as Britain negotiates its exit from the European Union.

Philippines cancels talks with communist rebels amid attacks

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The Philippine government scrapped preliminary peace talks with communist rebel leaders in Europe due to continuing guerrilla attacks, including new violence Wednesday that killed a government militiaman and wounded at least four…

Trump and Putin had second, previously undisclosed meeting

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U.S. President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month.

Tuesday, Jul 18

'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump says after GOP plan collapses

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U.S. President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a party that…

547 members of German boys' choir suffered abuse: report

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At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys' choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992, according to a report released Tuesday.

Separatists proclaim a new state to replace Ukraine

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Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of the country. But Russia, their chief backer, sought to play down the announcement, saying it was…

Australian senator resigns over dual Canadian citizenship

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An Australian senator has become the second to resign in a week, after revealing she holds dual Canadian citizenship.

Monday, Jul 17

'Lies': Police say woman shot at gender reveal party wasn't even pregnant

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A woman who claimed to have lost her baby during a deadly shooting at her gender reveal party in suburban Cincinnati wasn't even pregnant, police said Monday.

Australian woman killed in Minneapolis police shooting after calling 911

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Details about what led a Minneapolis police officer to fatally shoot an Australian woman remained unclear Monday, with authorities saying only that officers were responding to a 911 call about a possible assault when the woman was shot.

Baby sitter accused of breaking arm of boy, 3, who wet pants

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A baby sitter in Florida is accused of breaking a 3-year-old's arm and beating him with a spatula because he wet his pants.

U.S. doctor meets with specialists treating Charlie Gard

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An American doctor specializing in treating rare genetic conditions is meeting with other specialists treating Charlie Gard, assessing the critically ill 11-month-old for the first time.

Sunday, Jul 16

Egypt says 1 killed, 50 injured in clashes on Nile islands


Egyptian police on Sunday fired tear gas to disperse a rock-pelting crowd of residents on a River Nile island in Cairo, clashes that left one person dead and 50 others injured, according to authorities.

Trump lawyer says nothing illegal in son's Russia meeting

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President Donald Trump's attorney insisted Sunday there was nothing illegal in the meeting Trump's eldest son had with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign.

Macron hopes charm offensive will sway Trump to accept climate accord

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French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on Donald Trump was carefully calculated -- and may have changed the U.S. president's mind about climate change.

Korean jet escorted to German airport after losing radio contact

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German authorities say a South Korean airliner headed for Switzerland was escorted to Stuttgart Airport by two German military jets after losing radio contact.