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Man ordered free decades later in murder case of pizza deliveryman

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A Louisiana judge has ordered the release of an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding 'staggering' evidence of the man's innocence in a pizza deliveryman's killing two decades ago.

Thousands of Rohingya rape victims expected to give birth

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Tens of thousands of pregnant Rohingya women, many of whom are believed to be victims of rape, are expected to give birth in the coming weeks in squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Heatwave in Pakistan's Karachi kills 65 amid power cuts


A Pakistani welfare organization says the heatwave gripping the region amid widespread power cuts has killed 65 people in Karachi.

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuclear site closing


A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country’s nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate.

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Hydro One's planned merger with U.S. energy firm Avista passes another hurdle

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Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. say their proposed merger has cleared another hurdle in the U.S.


Depression preceded fatal crash into N.C. restaurant, pastor says

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A North Carolina man accused of crashing a car into a restaurant table full of loved ones, killing two, had suffered for weeks with depression and previously asked his family to take his guns away, his pastor says.


Baboon escapes crate at Texas airport; officers corner him


A baboon on his way to a South Texas wildlife sanctuary escaped his crate and kept officers busy for two hours at San Antonio International Airport.


FBI, U.S. Justice Department to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers


The White House said Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking as they scrutinize the handling of the…


Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crash


Mexican authorities temporarily suspended a charter company which owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, while Cuban media said one of three survivors died Monday, increasing the death toll to 111.


School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas


Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association's annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor's re-election website was…


Judge: Teen must repay US$37M for starting Oregon wildfire


A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it's unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly US$37 million bill.


Woman in smiling mugshot faces manslaughter in DUI crash

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A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died.


International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote


A growing roster of nations condemned Venezuela's presidential election Monday and threatened to ramp up diplomatic and economic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's already embattled government.

Inquiry begins into London's Grenfell Tower blaze

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An inquiry into last year's devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London is set to begin with two weeks of tributes to the 71 people who died.

Trump praises new CIA director

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U.S. President Donald Trump praised new CIA Director Gina Haspel at her swearing-in ceremony Monday, saying there was 'no one in this country better qualified' for the job.

South African man, 23, found guilty of axe murders of family

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A South African man has been found guilty of murdering three members of his immediate family on Monday, more than three years after the gruesome attack in an upscale housing estate that shocked the nation.


Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate


Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a rerun to prevent a national social…


LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark


Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gay people feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church.

Nurse dies of Ebola as vaccination campaign starts in Congo

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A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country Monday begins a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, Congo's health minister said.

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

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For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea. But he now enters a White House meeting with his status in the…

Monday, May 21

Survivors of Texas massacre confront 'spiritual war zone'

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Inside a packed church sanctuary, the seniors of Santa Fe High School and the prosecutor speaking to them confronted the challenges borne of the shooting that took the lives of 10 people at the school near Houston.

Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

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White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: A toxic…

Cyclists near Seattle tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

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An underfed cougar attacked two cyclists Saturday near North Bend, in the Cascade Mountain foothills of Seattle, killing one of the cyclists -- the first fatal cougar attack in the state in 94 years.

Police video shows harrowing escapes from California fires


Chaotic police body-camera footage from last year's deadly wildfires in Northern California's wine country shows officers running door-to-door urging people to flee and rescuing elderly residents of a retirement community as flames bear…

Sunday, May 20

Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

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Hawaii residents forced to evacuate their homes because of lava oozing from cracks in their neighbourhoods are growing weary. Many of them have been displaced for more than two weeks, and it's not clear when they'll be able to return.

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

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Officials say 113 people were on a charter passenger jet hired by Cuba's state-run airline, Cubana de Aviacion, when it crashed Friday in the rural outskirts of Havana killing all but three aboard.

Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

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Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

Texas gunman blasted through door, lingered for almost 30 minutes

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The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun blast through an art classroom door, sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said.

Saturday, May 19

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

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The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's…

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'

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The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board.

3 survivors after airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba

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The only three survivors of a plane crash in Cuba remained in grave condition Saturday as investigators tried to determine why an aging Boeing 737 carrying 110 people went down and erupted in flames shortly after takeoff in Havana.

North Korea demands South Korea send back restaurant workers


North Korea on Saturday reiterated its demands for South Korea to send back 12 North Korean restaurant workers who came to the South in 2016, saying such a move would demonstrate Seoul's willingness to improve relations.

Friday, May 18

Passenger jet crashes near Havana with at least 110 aboard

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Cuban media say a Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana has crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with 104 passengers on board. There was no immediate word on casualties.

Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people

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A 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave…

Putin: New nuclear weapons to enter duty in next few years

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The Russian military will soon receive new nuclear weapons, which are far ahead of any foreign designs, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Malaysia seizes over 300 luxury bags and suitcases in corruption probe of ex-PM

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Malaysian police on Friday confiscated 284 designer handbags and 72 suitcases containing cash, jewelry and other valuables as part of a corruption and money-laundering investigation into former Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Thursday, May 17

After upset Iraqi vote, U.S. prepares to embrace a former foe Muqtada al-Sadr

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After an upset election in Iraq, the U.S. is preparing to work hand in hand with the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (mook-TAH'-duh ahl-SAH'-dur) and his movement. That's despite the fact that his militias fought and killed American troops…

Plans for news conference with Trump, NATO leader scuttled

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U.S. President Donald Trump is meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, but the two leaders aren't expected to hold a joint news conference.

Trump draws rebuke for 'animal' remark at immigration talk

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While railing against California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, U.S. President Donald Trump referred to some people who cross the border illegally as "animals" -- drawing a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders for the…

North Korea has 'upper hand' after summit threat: former U.S. negotiator

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has 'the upper hand' over U.S. President Donald Trump after threatening to cancel an all-important nuclear weapons summit that Trump has already claimed as a political victory, a former U.S. ambassador tells…