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Afghan police officer kills wife in public, then himself

May
2
,
2016
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KABUL — An Afghan official says that a police officer shot his wife in public before shooting himself in the country's eastern Paktika province. Nesar Ahmad AbdulRahimzai, deputy provincial police chief in Paktika, said on Monday that the man...

China's Communist Party places outspoken tycoon on probation

May
2
,
2016
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BEIJING — China's Communist Party has placed a property mogul and outspoken government critic on probation for a year after he criticized state media for pledging absolute loyalty to the party. The punishment handed down by a Beijing district...

North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness

May
2
,
2016
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help"...

1st hearing set for Prince's estate in suburban Minneapolis

May
2
,
2016
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CHASKA, Minn. — Attorneys are tackling the complicated job of dividing up Prince's estate. The superstar musician was found dead on April 21 at Paisley Park, his famous home and recording studio in suburban Minneapolis. The first hearing...

Last dance: Final performance for Ringling Bros. elephants

May
2
,
2016
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the circus ended a practice that enthralled audiences for two centuries but became caught between animal rights...

Solar plane takes off from California for Arizona

May
2
,
2016
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A solar-powered airplane took off from California for Arizona early Monday to continue its journey around the world using only energy from the sun. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 flew from Mountain View south of San...

'Family Guy' creator to sing with Boston Pops opening night

May
2
,
2016
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BOSTON — "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is helping the Boston Pops kick off its spring concert series. The 42-year-old actor and filmmaker will be the orchestra's opening night guest on Friday. He'll be singing a selection of popular songs...

Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 police officers

May
1
,
2016
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ANKARA, Turkey — A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people in a day marred by violence and May Day protests. Four civilians were...

33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift

April
30
,
2016
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JOHANNESBURG — The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa where they will be released into a bush sanctuary...

Air strikes on Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

April
30
,
2016
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BEIRUT — Syrian government warplanes and helicopter gunships launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighbourhoods in the northern city of Aleppo. The fresh violence comes as the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that the...