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  • 'Vile and repulsive' Australian backpacker rapist jailed

    Alfio Anthony Granata, 47, pleaded guilty to 14 charges, including multiple rapes, threats to kill and intentionally causing serious injury over a six-week period in 2012. Victorian County Court Judge Frank Gucciardo said Granata's behaviour was "vile and repulsive" and had dehumanised his…

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  • Actress Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.

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  • Philippines to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino

    Philippine military and commercial aircraft will keep flying over disputed areas in the South China Sea despite Chinese warnings over the airspace, President Benigno Aquino said on Monday. "We will still fly the routes that we fly based on the international law from the various conventions we…

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    Fleet Week in NYC (57 photos)

    Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. The event, which runs through May 26, is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members, as well as to…

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  • Quake shakes buildings in Tokyo

    A strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo on Monday, setting off alarms and temporarily bringing the city's subway system to halt, AFP reporters in the Japanese capital said. Scientists said there was no risk of a tsunami from the quake, which had a magnitude of 5.3, according to the US Geological…

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  • New Orleans housing police officer shot dead in patrol car

    (Reuters) - A New Orleans housing authority police officer was found shot to death as he sat inside a patrol car near a construction site, officials said on Sunday, in a fresh reminder of the dangers of working in law enforcement in the United States. Police responded just after 7 a.m. to a radio…

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  • In North Korea, men call the shots, women make the money

    By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is a militarized, male-dominated society, but it is women who are making the money as the insular nation allows an unofficial market-based economy to take shape. Women earn more than 70 percent of household income in North Korea, mainly as traders in the…

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  • IS executes 16 traders on Iraqi road

    The Islamic State group has executed 16 Iraqi traders taking food from the city of Baiji to the government-controlled western city of Haditha, officials said Sunday. "Daesh executed 16 Haditha traders last night," the mayor of the city, Abdelhakim al-Jughaifi, told AFP by phone. "The victims were…

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  • Man and child killed, three children injured in N.M. cherry picker crash

    (Reuters) - A man and a child were killed and three other children injured in New Mexico on Sunday when a cherry picker in which they were riding was knocked over by a gust of wind, police said. The four children and the adult were inside the bucket of the elevated work platform, which was on the…

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    Suspect in killing of Washington family paid cab driver $1,000 to flee New York

    WASHINGTON D.C., — The suspect in the murder of a Washington, D.C. family of three and their housekeeper fled to New York after the killings, then took a costly ride back to the nation’s capital in a taxicab when he realized police were closing in on him.

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  • Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.

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  • At least three dead as flooding hits Texas, Oklahoma

    Flash flooding from record rains in Texas and Oklahoma left at least three people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes, authorities said Sunday, warning of more wild weather to come. In the Texan city of San Marcos, residents were ordered to evacuate their homes in the early morning as flood waters…

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  • Relatives doubt that 42 men died in shootout on Mexico ranch

    MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — One body was missing an eye and had bruises on its face. Another had its teeth knocked inward. One had a gunshot in the top of the head.

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  • Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crash

    (Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab when the driver lost control and…

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  • AP Source: Adrian Peterson tells coach he won't be at OTAs

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson.

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  • Ethiopia votes with ruling party set to return

    Ethiopians voted Sunday in the country's first general elections since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi in 2012, with his successor Hailemariam Desalegn all but certain to stay in power. The outgoing Ethiopian parliament had one opposition MP, and one of the main opposition candidates, Yilekal…

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  • Eastern Japan shaken by 5.6 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook Tokyo and surrounding areas on Monday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The quake was centred in Ibaraki prefecture just northeast of the Japanese capital. There were no immediate reports of damage or…

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