• Nadal, Djokovic face French Open last-eight duel

    Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic were placed on a French Open quarter-final collision course in Friday's draw. Nadal is seeded a lowly sixth this year after slipping to seven in the rankings and as a result was always likely to face one of his major rivals in the…

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  • Q&A about arrests in the Texas motorcycle gang shootout

    DALLAS (AP) — In the hours after a deadly shootout involving two motorcycle gangs, about 170 people were arrested at a Texas restaurant. Depending on who is asked, the suspects are gang members or innocents who merely belong to motorcycle clubs or both.

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  • Kremlin says trying to free two Russians held by Kiev: RIA

    Russia is taking the necessary steps to free two of its citizens captured by Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying on Friday. "They are Russian citizens who are in detention and in this regard the Russian side is taking the necessary steps to free them," Peskov was quoted as…

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  • Police threatened after Texas biker gang brawl

    Waco police said they had received threats after a mass brawl between rival motorcycle gangs in the Texas city left nine people dead and saw nearly 200 people arrested. There have been no credible threats towards you.

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  • Al Shabaab attacks village in Kenya's Garissa

    Al Shabaab militants attacked a village in the northeastern Kenyan county of Garissa, the ministry of interior said on Friday. The Somalia-based al Shabaab group, which has carried out frequent attacks in Kenya in recent years to try to force Nairobi to pull its troops out of Somalia, struck a…

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  • PHOTO ESSAY: Arizona site holds 'bones' of 4,000 planes

    TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — The airplanes are lined up in rows by the hundreds, serving as a striking reminder of the nation's military past.

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  • Could another English king be buried under a car park?

    Just three years after the extraordinary discovery of King Richard III under a car park, researchers think another medieval English monarch might be found buried beneath a parking lot and are hoping to find him. Philippa Langley, the inspiration behind the successful hunt for Richard III's remains,…

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    Photos of the day - May 21, 2015 (18 photos)

    A volunteer with Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, replaces damaged flags in the fund's flag garden on Boston Common in Boston; a protester prepares to throw a stone at a policeman during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza; and, shaven-headed children take a ride on a roller…

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  • Husband gets life for arranging for girlfriend to kill wife in New Jersey

    Kashif Parvaiz, 30, of Brooklyn, New York, was convicted in February of arranging for his girlfriend to shoot his wife to death and wound him, making it look like a random attack, according to Morris County prosecutors. "The court imposed a severe sentence which was certainly justified by the…

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    Rohingya boat people (43 photos)

    In a major diplomatic breakthrough that could ease Southeast Asia's migrant crisis, Indonesia and Malaysia offered Wednesday to temporarily take in thousands of people who have been stranded at sea but appealed for international help, saying the crisis is a global, not regional, problem. The…

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  • Man who paid $350,000 kills endangered black rhino in Africa

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man who bid $350,000 to hunt a black rhinoceros in Africa in what was billed as a conservation fundraiser has killed one of the endangered animals, a Dallas Safari Club official said Thursday.

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  • Luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia to become world's largest hotel

    Saudi Arabia is set to become home to the largest hotel in the world with a whopping 10,000 rooms. To be built just two kilometers away from the site of Mecca, which attracts about two million Muslim pilgrims a year for the annual Hajj, the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai will become the world’s largest…

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  • China jails 'Fast & Furious' Lamborghini, Ferrari drivers

    Two unemployed men who crashed a Lamborghini and Ferrari as they reportedly staged a "real-life Fast and Furious" race through Beijing were sentenced to jail Thursday for dangerous driving, the court said. According to reports a woman passenger in Tang Weitian's green Lamborghini was left with a…

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  • Boy found in basement: I liked results of intense exercise

    DETROIT (AP) — A defense lawyer attacked the credibility of a 13-year-old boy who couldn't be found for 11 days last summer, repeatedly questioning on Wednesday why he failed to emerge from his basement despite visits by police to the Detroit home.

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  • Suspect at large in slaying of Missouri woman kept in box

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - A Missouri woman who escaped captivity from a wooden box three weeks ago was found dead in a home on Thursday, along with her teenage son, and police are searching for the man suspected both of locking her up and killing her. Officers found Sandra Kay…

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  • Syrian rebels 'seize hospital holding 150 soldiers'

    Islamist rebels on Friday overran a hospital in northwest Syria where at least 150 regime forces and dozens of civilians were trapped for nearly a month, a monitor said. Al-Nusra Front, which is Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, and other factions "have taken complete control of Jisr al-Shughur…

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  • Memory loss may not always be first sign of Alzheimer’s

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - While memory loss is thought to be a classical first sign of Alzheimer’s disease, some middle-aged people and younger seniors may initially experience different cognitive problems such as trouble with language or problem solving, a large U.S. study suggests.…

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