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  • Boko Haram fighters told to 'kill wives' as troops take its 'HQ'

    Nigeria's military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, that the recapture came after "concerted and well-coordinated…

    AFP
  • Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.

    Associated Press
  • Indonesia prepares to transfer Philippines drug convict for execution

    Indonesia is preparing to move a Filipina death row inmate for execution after she lost her appeal in the Supreme Court earlier this week, the attorney general's spokesman said on Friday. The planned executions of Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso and nine other mostly foreign drug traffickers has drawn…

    Reuters
  • Russian superhighway could connect London to New York

    Russia has unveiled ambitious plans to build a superhighway that, in theory, could make it possible to drive from London on one end to New York on the other. According to a report by The Siberian Times, the head of Russian Railways is asking the government to seriously consider his project dubbed…

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    Building collapse in New York City's East Village (35 photos)

    A building on fire near New York University collapsed on Thursday, and at least two people were critically injured, firefighters said. Orange flames and black smoke billowed from the facade and roof of the five-story building in Manhattan, near several NYU buildings and the Washington Square Park…

    Yahoo News
  • Aaron Hernandez trial resumes after 9 jurors questioned

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez resumed Friday after a brief delay while the judge questioned nine jurors.

    Associated Press
  • Exclusive: Upset by Warren, U.S. banks debate halting some campaign donations

    By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Big Wall Street banks are so upset with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said.…

    Reuters
  • 6 Things Keeping You Fat

    "Most of the time, when someone comes into my office saying they aren't losing weight, the problem is that they are eating a lot more than they think they are," says Holly Herrington, a registered dietitian and clinical nutritionist with the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Medical…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Bama: a sight and stench of death after Boko Haram defeat

    The devastation is visible from the air in Bama. On the dusty roads that separate properties in the second-biggest town in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, the sight -- and smell -- is much worse, with evidence of atrocities everywhere.

    AFP
  • Watch Taylor Swift Join Kenny Chesney Onstage for His Birthday

    Talk about a nice birthday treat!Taylor Swift surprised Country icon Kenny Chesney on his 47th birthday, when she took the stage in Nashville to perform "Big Star" with

    ABC News
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    Icelandic whaling (16 photos)

    In 1986, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling and most whaling nations destroyed or repurposed their related vessels, but Japan and Norway persisted. The Icelandic Hvalur whaling company picked up the practice again in 2006 and is the sole company that targets the…

    Yahoo News
  • Mercedes to build world's first premium pick-up

    The German luxury brand says that it plans to enter the market by 2017 and that its first pick-up will take styling cues from its SUV range and comfort cues from its existing executive sedans. Mercedes says that the decision to move into the mid-size pick-up market, currently dominated by US…

    AFP Relax News
  • Russia denies it's in talks with Argentina on leasing jets

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia hasn't held negotiations on leasing a dozen supersonic bombers to Argentina, but would be willing to consider such a deal, a senior government official said Friday.

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • Man kills self in Colorado after eating pot candies: coroner

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Oklahoma man committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at a Colorado ski resort after witnesses said he ate "a large amount" of marijuana-infused edibles, the local coroner said on Thursday. Luke Gregory Goodman died from a self-inflicted…

    Reuters
  • Airport pat-downs of black women's hairstyles discriminatory: ACLU

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Two black women who said their hairstyles made them targets for airport security pat-downs said on Thursday the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had agreed to stop singling out women for screening based solely on their "sisterlocks."…

    Reuters
  • Heroin Use Is Soaring in One of the World’s Unlikeliest Places

    The growing appetite in Europe and North America for the world’s most notorious drug is inflicting serious collateral damage in an unexpected place: East Africa. “Soon after heroin entered [the Tanzanian port city of] Dar es Salaam in the 1990s, its cruder form—brown instead of white—snaked its way…

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