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  • Texas man charged with raping two children, infecting them with HIV

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Houston man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 2, and infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, police said on Friday. The man admitted to sexually assaulting the teenage victim multiple times, police said in…

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  • New York cop in serious condition after hatchet attack

    A rookie New York police officer remained in hospital in a serious condition on Friday after being attacked by a man with a hatchet who was then shot dead by officers. Police are investigating the motive but New York state governor Andrew Cuomo said he had no definitive information on suggestions…

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    Two dead, four wounded after student opens fire Washington state school

    By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A student opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, killing a classmate and wounding at least four others before he was killed amid the chaos of students scrambling to safety, authorities said. All of…

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  • France announces big air raid against Islamic State in Iraq

    The international coalition currently battling the Islamic State group in Iraq dropped around 70 bombs on an arsenal and jihadist training centre in a large-scale overnight raid, the French military said Friday. The operation is a success," France's Chief of the Defence Staff Pierre de Villiers…

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  • Ebola case in NYC brings demands for quarantines

    NEW YORK (AP) — The case of the U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola left lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers wondering why he was out on the town after his return from West Africa — and why stronger steps aren't being taken to quarantine medical workers.

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    Woman Stabbed to Death in Front Of Children in Dispute Over Parking Space: Family

    A South Los Angeles man and woman were charged with murder Tuesday in the stabbing death of a Whittier woman during a dispute over a parking space, authorities announced on Thursday. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

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  • British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

    BANGKOK (AP) — A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.

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  • Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face

    By Ed Cropley PRETORIA (Reuters) - As Oscar Pistorius spent his first day behind bars this week, a suspected child rapist and murderer went on trial at the same Pretoria court in a case that has also provoked fierce debate about crime and punishment in post-apartheid South Africa. Although the two…

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  • Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neighborhood residents attacked the driver of an ice cream truck after it struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

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  • Japan warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan warned on Friday that a volcano in southern Japan located roughly 64 km (40 miles) from a nuclear plant was showing signs of increased activity that could possibly lead to a small-scale eruption and warned people to stay away from the summit. The warning comes nearly a month…

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  • Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

    DALLAS (AP) — In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas.

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  • US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday.

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  • Heads roll in Russia as more details emerge of Total crash

    Top Russian airport officials quit on Thursday as more employees were detained over the Moscow plane crash that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total. The driver of the snowplough that collided with Total boss Christophe de Margerie's plane as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport late…

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    Shooting at Washington State high school (12 photos)

    A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle Times reported. Local media reported that at least two people were wounded in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle…

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  • Dancing priests become Internet sensation

    ROME (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

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  • Two dead in murder-suicide at Houston hospital: police say

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two health workers died on Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide at the out-patient pharmacy of a major Houston hospital, police said. A woman who worked at Ben Taub Hospital was shot dead by a male co-worker, who then killed himself. The names of the two have not been…

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  • US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration this week refused Israel defense minister's requests to meet several top national security aides, still miffed over negative comments he made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with IranU.S. officials said…

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