3 in Bin Laden family killed in England crash of private jet, police say

3 in Bin Laden family killed in England crash of private jet, police say

Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday.

Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

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Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago
After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded.

Germany won't continue Nazi probe involving Minneapolis man, 96

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Germany won't continue Nazi probe involving Minneapolis man, 96
Michael Karkoc’s family has consistently said that the 96-year-man is innocent.
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WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues

The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.
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Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released

The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.
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Putin puts Crimean site under federal control after scandal

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country's most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.
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Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said.
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Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 arrived at a French military testing facility Saturday where it will be analyzed by experts.
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Doctors in South Africa assess infection of Desmond Tutu

South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a "small investigative procedure" in a hospital to assess an infection, a foundation said Saturday.
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Exiled Yemen prime minister returns to war-torn city of Aden

Yemen's exiled prime minister has returned to the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign began against Shiite Houthi rebels there, authorities said.
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21 feared buried in mudslide in India's remote northeast

Police say they're searching for 21 people feared buried in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India's remote mountainous northeast region.
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1,300 march in Berlin in support of 2 journalists

Some 1,300 people have rallied in Berlin in support of two journalists who prosecutors are investigating for treason over two reports revealing authorities' plans to expand surveillance of online communication.
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Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdistan Workers Party to 'withdraw'

Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group.
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Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida

Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels left their headquarters, activists said Saturday.
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Twin Cities dentist says he wants to cooperate with hunting inquiry

U.S. wildlife officials say a representative for Walter Palmer contacted the agency late Thursday, before wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe called for his extradition to their country.
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Berlin landmark daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti

Berlin police say a well-known city landmark has been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in an incident that comes as thousands of Jewish athletes are in the German capital for the European Maccabi Games.
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Working-class barrio turns into huge rainbow mural in Mexico

A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people's homes. Literally.
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Man who studied Cecil for 9 years says lion's killing was 'final straw'

When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.
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Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy

Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.
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Display plane crashes during car show in England

Witnesses say a display plane has crashed during a car and music show in northwest England. There was no immediate word on the condition of the pilot or injuries among spectators.
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South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade

Thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies said Friday.
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Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more flooding; 9 dead

Heavy rains in Myanmar have caused more flooding and left nine people dead, devastating several townships and forcing more than 18,000 people into temporary shelters, officials said Saturday.
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New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader.
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