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  • Sleepless nights for father of girl allegedly abused by French soldier

    Ben Ouedraogo hasn't been able to sleep since the discovery of a video that appears to show a French soldier sexually abusing his fiver-year-old daughter at a swimming pool in Burkina Faso. Ouedraogo has been living in torment since Sunday, when a film of his daughter and her three-year-old friend…

    AFP
  • Massachusetts Police Desperate to Identify Young Girl Found Dead in Trash Bag

    Massachusetts authorities have released new photos in hopes of identifying a young girl who was discovered dead inside a trash bag. On June 25, a dog walker found the girl's body on the western shore of Deer Island in Winthrop, a peninsula in Boston Harbor opposite Logan Airport, the Massachusetts…

    ABC News
  • Men Catch Shark on North Carolina Beach as String of Attacks Rattle Nerves

    Amid a string of shark attacks in North Carolina, two beach-goers turned the tables on one shark that got a little bit too close for comfort today.Two men were fishing in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, this morning when they caught a shark, witness Chloe Finlay told ABC News. ...

    ABC News
  • Syrian troops and Hezbollah attack border mountain resort

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops backed by members of Lebanon's Hezbollah group began a major offensive Saturday under the cover of intense airstrikes to retake a rebel-held mountain resort while opposition fighters retaliated by shelling the capital Damascus.

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  • Putin tells Obama he wants dialogue based on equality and respect

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States on Saturday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day. Putin said U.S.-Russian relations remained important for solving global crises.…

    Reuters
  • Police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporter

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel had fled parole in Tennessee, police said.

    Associated Press
  • Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

    Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain. "That's why I feel so beaten, more than for my own personal problems," Chatzifotiadis said. Recounting how he…

    AFP
  • First US Measles Death in 12 Years: How Was It Missed?

    A woman in Washington state is the first person to die of measles in the United States in a dozen years, authorities said today. The woman appears to have caught measles when she stayed at local medical facility. It's not clear exactly why doctors failed to catch her measles diagnosis until after…

    LiveScience.com
  • City in Drought-Stricken California Forced to Dump 550,000 Gallons of Water

    Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water went to waste in California at a time when water conservation efforts are more serious than ever for the drought-stricken state. The mayor of Poway, a city in San Diego County, defended the decision to dump 550,000 gallons of drinking water into a nearby…

    ABC News
  • San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a federal agency said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Girlfriend Expects Fireworks When Her Parents Meet His

    DEAR ABBY: I have been with "Tom" for two years, and I suspect that he will be proposing soon. He is 27 and I'm 24. Here's the problem: He wants our parents to meet before he asks. Abby, I have put this off because I'm sure they will have nothing in common. My parents are small-business owners and…

    Dear Abby
  • What happens if Greeks vote 'Yes', what happens if it's a 'No'

    Sunday's referendum in Greece will set a new course for the country after a tumultuous half year of negotiating between Athens and its international creditors. A "Yes" vote could mean a new government, a news series of negotiations and Greece's continued membership of the euro zone. A "No" vote…

    Reuters
  • Florida Doctor, Teresa Sievers, Found Killed in Her Home, Police Say

    Investigators are searching for clues after Dr. Teresa Sievers, a mother of two, was found dead in her Florida home, a crime authorities are calling a homicide.

    ABC News
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    San Francisco Pier 14 fatal shooting suspect deported 5 times

    The man accused of randomly killing Katie Steinle at Pier 14 Wednesday has a serious criminal history and has been deported to Mexico multiple times.

    KGO – San Francisco
  • Police close Peaches Geldof heroin inquiry

    Police have ended their probe into who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her, saying they have "exhausted all lines of inquiry". The journalist, model and TV presenter -- daughter of Irish rocker and activist Bob Geldof and Paula Yates -- took a fatal overdose of the Class A drug…

    AFP
  • German authorities seize tank, other WWII weapons in raid

    BERLIN (AP) — Authorities seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's home in northern Germany, prosecutors said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

    President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month. "With regards to what food I will prepare for Barack on his visit, I will prepare all…

    AFP