• 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, Agnes Salanje from Malawi said she "faced death" during the wave of…

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  • 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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    Four tons of elephant tusks seized by customs officials in Thailand (8 photos)

    Thailand seized 4 tons of ivory hidden in bean sacks tracked from Congo in what authorities said was the biggest bust in the country's history, customs officials said Monday. The 739 elephant tusks, bound for Laos, were seized upon arrival at a port in Bangkok on Saturday after the authorities…

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  • Stella Artois Helps to Solve Global Water Crisis

    1 in 9 women lack access to clean water. By partnering with Water.org, Stella Artois brings it to those in need. www.BuyALadyADrink.com

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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…

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  • 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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  • Arrival of more U.S. warships off Yemen tightens 'siege': Houthis

    A senior official in the Iran-allied Houthi movement said the movement of more U.S. warships into waters off Yemen escalates Washington's role in a Saudi-led campaign against the group and aims at tightening a "siege" on the country. Saudi Arabia and Sunni Arab allies have been bombing the group…

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  • US couple jailed over 'sadistic' Bali suitcase murder

    A US man and his teenage girlfriend were given long jail terms Tuesday for the "sadistic" murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase outside a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island. Tommy Schaefer, 21, was found guilty of the premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese Mack on…

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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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  • 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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  • 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…

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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…

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  • A century on, 103-year-old Armenian recalls rescue from mass killings

    By Margarita Antidze and Hasmik Mkrtchyan YEREVAN (Reuters) - Now 103 years old, Silvard Atajyan remembers vividly when French soldiers saved her, her sister and their parents from the mass killings by Ottoman Turks that 100 years on has stoked tempers once again. First taken to Egypt from…

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    Police impersonators caught on camera trying to arrest security guard in Juniata Park

    Philadelphia Police are asking for the public's help in their search for two men and two women caught on camera impersonating police officers.

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  • Watch a breathtaking time-lapse elevator ride from 1 World Trade Center

    It’ll cost you $32 to visit the One World Observatory beginning in late May when it opens to the public atop the new 1 World Trade Center. And when you do, you’ll travel at around 23 miles per hour in the new elevators. But if you want to see what the trip will be like right now, there’s a…

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  • Russia says Islamist rebel leader Kebekov 'neutralised'

    Russia said Monday the leader of the Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus was killed in a special operation, and militants confirmed his death. Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said that Aliaskhab Kebekov was "neutralised" during a special operation in the North Caucasus region of…

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  • Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

    ITOMAN, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker's mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and pillaging anything with the worse-than-death fate of crossing their path.

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