• Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

    Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life. Holding her one-year-old daughter in her arms, Malawian Agnes Salanje said she "faced death" during the wave of…

    AFP
  • Ex-Nazi 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for 'forgiveness'

    Former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his German trial began Tuesday. "For me there's no question that I share moral guilt," the 93-year-old former Nazi told the judges, admitting that…

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  • Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

    JERUSALEM (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.

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    Judge dismisses case against Chicago cop Dante Servin; Courtroom explodes

    Charges were dismissed against Chicago Police Officer Dante Servin in the 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd, 22.

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  • 'Everything comes from above,' says world's oldest living person

    Jeralean Talley, the world's oldest-known living person, will celebrate her 116th birthday in Detroit next month thanking God for her longevity. Born on May 23, 1899, Talley climbed to the top of a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, which validates the ages of the world's longest-living…

    Reuters
  • Father killed in crash on the way to birth of 8th child

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A father driving his pregnant wife and children to the hospital for the birth of the couple's eighth child was killed when a deer struck their van in central Wisconsin, according to sheriff's officials and relatives.

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  • New Roadkill Map Finds California 'Ring of Death'

    Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have plotted some 29,000 reports of roadkill to identify the most hazardous roadways for the state's wildlife. The volunteer reports, collected over the past five years, cover more than 40 percent of California's highways and roads. "Larger animals…

    LiveScience.com
  • Yemen's Houthi fighters have tough record in ground war

    Cairo and Riyadh said this month they were discussing a "major military maneuver" in Saudi Arabia, a sign the Saudi-led alliance bombing the Houthis may make good on threats to launch a ground push across the kingdom's southern border into Yemen. The air campaign has made little headway since it…

    Reuters
  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

    BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

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  • Manila 'cute little submissive' of US: China media

    The Philippines is nothing more than the "cute little submissive" of the United States, a Chinese tabloid with close ties to the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday, criticising Manila for military exercises with Washington. The English-language editorial came a day after the Philippines…

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  • What do Americans really think about abortion? The answer may surprise you

    Abortion is one of the most polarizing issues in the United States today, but public opinion may not be as black and white as it seems. The poll’s findings unearth the nuances in public opinion often neglected when the media, politicians, and other opinion surveys frame the abortion debate as…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • De la Renta unveils first bridal line since designer's death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Copping had hoped to work alongside Oscar de la Renta, but it was not to be: Just days after Copping was hired last October as artistic director of the luxury label, the legendary de la Renta passed away from cancer.

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  • Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.

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  • Alabama woman joins Islamic State in Syria: media

    (Reuters) - A 20-year-old woman from a Birmingham, Alabama suburb has left the United States to join the Islamic State militant group in Syria, local broadcaster WIAT reported on Monday. The report came as U.S. authorities said they have charged six young Somali-American men from Minnesota with…

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    Deadly school attack in Barcelona, Spain (15 photos)

    A Spanish student reportedly armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a teacher and wounded four others at a school in Barcelona, police and witnesses said Monday. The unidentified boy, who local media say was 13, was detained by police as a suspect after the attack that also saw two other…

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  • The Most Toxic Types of People to Avoid at Work

    A big part of almost any position involves "relationship management" -- in other words, knowing how to get along with different personality types.

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    Photos of the day - April 20, 2015 (30 photos)

    Afghan people pose for a photograph near their temporary shelter at an internally displaced person's (IDP) camp on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech to party activists Warrington Town Football Club in northern England and people cheer near…

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