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  • US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding toy gun

    Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground, officials and reports said Sunday. The shooting in Ohio comes amid high racial tensions in the United States, with a grand jury set to announce…

    AFP
  • Judge to rule on 1979 missing boy case confession

    NEW YORK (AP) — The suspect in one of the nation's most haunting child disappearances is poised to learn whether his confession can be used at a potential murder trial.

    Associated Press
  • A Change in Wording Sparks Huge Controversy in Israel

    Is Israel a "Jewish and democratic" state? Or is it "the national homeland of the Jewish people?" This academic-sounding question sparked a huge controversy on Sunday, when the Israeli cabinet voted to amend the country's Basic Law to refer to the state as "the national homeland of the Jewish…

    The Atlantic
  • German couple killed near vacation home in Tobago

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Detectives in Trinidad and Tobago are investigating the slaying of an elderly German couple who were found hacked to death on a beach near their vacation home on Tobago's southern coast, officials said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully.

    Associated Press
  • Russia, Saudi Arabia 'main targets of new Stuxnet malware'

    A highly sophisticated cyberspying tool has been used since 2008 to steal information from governments, businesses and others, security researchers said Monday. The security firm Symantec said the malware, known as Regin, was seen "in systematic spying campaigns against a range of international…

    AFP
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.

    Associated Press