• From gangsta rapper to Islamist militant

    As war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there. Denis Cuspert was once a modestly successful member of Germany's hip-hop scene going by the…

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  • Man kills daughter, six grandchildren in Florida murder-suicide

    A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself on Thursday, authorities said. Don Spirit, identified by authorities as the suspect, called the 911 emergency line and killed himself after a sheriff's deputy arrived at the scene, Gilchrist…

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  • Russia demands changes to Ukraine-EU trade deal

    By Robin Emmott and Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia has demanded changes to a free-trade deal between Ukraine and the European Union, underlining that Moscow was not satisfied by a last-minute concession from the EU to delay implementing the pact at the heart of the conflict in…

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  • France begins strikes in Iraq as anti-jihadist drive widens

    France carried out its first air strike against the Islamic State group in Iraq Friday, boosting US-led efforts to unite the world against the growing threat posed by the jihadists. More than a decade after Paris famously refused to back the invasion of Iraq, France became the first nation to join…

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  • Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    Officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them in suburban St. Louis, the second fatal police shooting of a black suspect in the region since the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Two officers fired a combined 25 shots Wednesday night after a chase in which…

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  • Thai PM 'sorry' for bikini remarks after UK tourist murders

    Thailand's junta chief apologised Thursday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal murder of two British holidaymakers. "They think our country is beautiful and is safe so they can do whatever they…

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    Chicago Man Confesses To Killing Girlfriend`s Mother In Bali

    A Chicago man has confessed to killing his girlfriend`s mother in Bali, according to Indonesian police. The body of 62- year- oldSheila von Wiese-Mack was discovered in a suitcase in a taxi outside a hotel on the island last month. Her daughter, 19-year-old Heather Mack and boyfriend 21-year-old…

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  • Baltimore cop who cut dog's throat was within his rights: lawyer

    Baltimore cop who cut dog's throat was within his rights: lawyer By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - A Baltimore police officer facing felony animal cruelty charges after cutting the throat of a dog that bit a pregnant woman on the hand in June was legally authorized to euthanize the animal,…

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  • Girl was bait to try to catch boy ‘in the act,’ sexual harassment lawsuit says

    A civil lawsuit working its way through the federal appeals process alleges that a 14-year-old middle school girl was raped after school officials used her as bait to try to catch a male student “in the act” after she reported his sexual harassment. With growing pressure on college campuses to…

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  • Residents grab guns to deter looters in Mexico resort

    Residents of Mexico's Los Cabos resort armed themselves with guns and machetes in hurricane-battered neighborhoods to defend their homes from looters, as troops were deployed. The government sent extra federal police and soldiers to the Baja California peninsula to counter widespread looting that…

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  • Killings of Florida mother, six children stun community

    By Barbara Liston BELL Fla. (Reuters) - As Florida police examined why a 51-year-old felon shot his daughter and her six children to death before killing himself, grief counselors on Friday were sent to a school that lost students at nearly every grade level in the shooting. More than two dozen…

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    Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria (9 photos)

    Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, SyriaFor more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed

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  • Vigilante on Motorcycle Throws Trash Back in Litterbugs' Face

    It's especially galling to see someone in broad daylight toss a piece of trash on the ground. Apparently, this occurrence happens often enough in Russia that one GoPro-toting citizen decided to become a vigilante, of sorts. In a video shot using her helmet cam, a woman on a motorcycle rides around…

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  • Killings in Guinea show mistrust in Africa Ebola fight: WHO

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The killing in Guinea of eight people trying to educate locals about Ebola showed how much rural populations in West Africa mistrust authorities after years of instability and conflict, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. Eight bodies were…

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  • Kansas Democrat asks court to require new U.S. Senate candidate

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - A Kansas Democrat has asked the state Supreme Court to order his own party to name a new U.S. Senate candidate for the November election after the court ruled the name of a county prosecutor who withdrew must be pulled from the ballot. David Orel, in a…

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  • Mother of 5 Convicted of Killing Adopted Son Granted New Trial

    A Texas state appellate court granted Hannah Overton, 37, a new trial Wednesday. Overton, a devout Christian, was convicted in 2007 of killing her 4-year-old adopted son, Andrew Burd, and sentenced to life in prison. Her husband, Larry Overton, told ABC News today, "It's starting to sink in.

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    Three People Face Charges For Shooting 11-Year-Old Boy In Head

    Three people were arraigned on Thursday in connection to the death of 11-year-old Hunter Davis in California. Police say 17-year-old Zak Hurlburt shot Davis in the head on September 6th at a Manteca House Party. Davis died on Monday.

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