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  • TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.

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  • IS suffers 'devastating' blows but biggest fighting still ahead

    The Islamic State group has suffered "devastating" blows in Syria's Kobane and on several Iraqi fronts, but analysts warn such victories in the fight against the jihadists cannot be replicated everywhere. "Kobane shows that intense air strikes concentrated in a small space can succeed in containing…

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  • Georgia mother kills three children in murder-suicide: police

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The bodies of a mother and her three children ranging in age from 9 months to 10 years old were discovered in a suburban Atlanta apartment on Tuesday in what was an apparent murder-suicide carried out by the mother, authorities said. A maintenance man discovered…

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  • Two Israeli soldiers, U.N. peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence

    By Jeffrey Heller and Sylvia Westall JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict between the militant Islamist group and Israel. In the…

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  • Russia warns against rise of far-right in Europe

    Vladimir Putin's chief of staff warns the worrying trend of neo-nazis in some European countries today is reminiscent of 1933. Duration: 00:56

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  • Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace, Portman hits Dior

    PARIS (AP) — At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.

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  • Hopes fade of finding more AirAsia crash victims

    Hopes faded Wednesday of finding 92 victims still missing from an AirAsia plane crash as Indonesian search and rescue authorities said the remaining bodies could have been swept away or lost on the seabed. Flight QZ8501 went down in the Java Sea on December 28 in stormy weather with 162 people on…

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  • Serena on fire as Wawrinka crushes Japan's hopes at Australian Open

    A fired-up Serena Williams shot down last year's finalist Dominika Cibulkova Wednesday to set up an Australian Open semi-final with teen Madison Keys, as defending men's champion Stan Wawrinka crushed Japanese hopes. Unlike her earlier sluggish matches, Serena was in the zone from the off against…

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  • Scores of foreign fighters among Kobane dead

    Large numbers of foreign fighters are among the jihadists killed in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane, a senior US official said Tuesday, saying the concerted campaign was halting the militants' march. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) announced the "liberation" of Kobane on…

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  • Chicago-area teenager pleads guilty to stabbing death of sister

    By Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Chicago-area girl pleaded guilty in juvenile court on Tuesday to the fatal stabbing of her younger sister in a quarrel over household chores, local media reports said. The girl, who was not identified because she was charged as a minor, stabbed her…

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  • Viral Video Captures Dog Stumbling Across Ice In Slow Motion

    A video of a dog attempting to run over a patch of ice in slow motion is taking the Internet by storm. The video was shot by TJ Parker of his dog Quinn, a 5-month old Bernese Mountain Dog, at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire....

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    Street dogs of Athens (27 photos)

    Stray dogs are a common sight in Athens with many living in small packs in the city's various squares or near tourist spots such as the Acropolis. Most are monitored and tagged by the local authorities receiving vaccinations and veterinary attention when needed. The streets - which the dogs have…

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  • Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers

    SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.

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  • Fiery Islamic State group cleric gives voice to radicals

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turki al-Binali has crisscrossed the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq with a pistol holstered at his side, delivering fiery sermons in which the 30-year-old provides religious justification for its bloody rampage across the region.

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  • Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: Is this fight on or not?

    The two men – whose simultaneous appearance at the American Airlines Arena in Miami appears to be coincidence – sat on opposite sides of the court while the game was on, but at halftime met face-to-face for the first time, The Associated Press reported. "He gave his number to me and said we will…

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  • Hong Kong 'drug lord' forced to burn meth stash in Indonesia

    Handcuffed and wearing black masks, a Hong Kong man accused of being a drug lord and his gang were Tuesday forced to publicly burn a $136-million stash of crystal methamphetamine after their arrests in Indonesia. Wong Chi-ping and several other suspects were paraded in front of the media, before…

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  • Cops: Ex-Fox producer kills himself outside NYC headquarters

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former employee of a Fox television station in Texas shot himself to death outside the company's New York headquarters Monday, shortly after handing out fliers saying the company had ended his career, police said.

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