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US police kill boy carrying fake gun

Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year‑old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun,...

New York state residents ready for possible evacuations

BUFFALO, N. Y. (AP) — Families rushed to pack up their valuables and schools closed in advance — not of snow but possible flooding....

Diplomats push for Iran nuclear deal

The U. S. has told Iran it's time to consider extending nuclear talks past their deadline, a senior American official said Sunday.

Suicide blast kills dozens in Afghanistan

About 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the...

1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards

American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big...

British banker ruled fit for HK murder trial

A court in Hong Kong on Monday adjourned the trial of a 29-year‑old British banker charged with killing two women until July because of the length of...

Transitional government appointed in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso authorities issued a decree on Sunday announcing a new interim government, with President Michel Kafando and prime minister Lieutenant Colonel...

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 world title

A tearful Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double Formula One world champions on Sunday after a nerve‑racking drive to victory in the...

Crew blasts off for International Space Station

A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station.