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Inmate dies after 2 hour execution

Inmate dies after 2 hour execution

A condemned inmate was pronounced dead almost two hours after his execution began in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the US.

Crash bodies arrive in Eindhoven

Crash bodies arrive in Eindhoven

Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven.

Ukrainian fighter jets 'shot down'

Ukrainian fighter jets 'shot down'

Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defence Ministry.

Kerry: Progress in Gaza truce talks

Kerry: Progress in Gaza truce talks

Israeli troops battled Hamas militants near a southern Gaza Strip town as the senior US diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed at least 684 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.

'47 killed' in Taiwan plane crash

'47 killed' in Taiwan plane crash

A plane landing in stormy weather has crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island, with 47 people feared dead.
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Costa Concordia begins final voyage

Costa Concordia begins final voyage

The Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun its final voyage, being towed slowly away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized in 2012, killing 32 people.
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School head held after girl raped

School head held after girl raped

Police in India have arrested the head of a school where a six-year-old girl was raped and charged him with hindering the investigation and negligence.
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Iraq presidential vote delayed

Iraq presidential vote delayed

Iraq's parliament has agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad last night that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.
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Arrest linked to Boston attacks gun

Arrest linked to Boston attacks gun

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt.
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Man in China dies of bubonic plague

Man in China dies of bubonic plague

Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague.
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