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CANADA The trial for Canadian webcam murder suspect begins in Toronto. In April 2011, a young man in China witness on a webcam his girlfriend being assaulted in ... Full story

9/11: Videos key to case in NYC against bin Laden in-law 

One 2002 al-Qaida propaganda video — titled “Convoy of Martyrs” — features Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law preaching over still-horrific scenes of a plane flying into ... Full story

UKRAINE: Troops withdraw from Russian-held Crimea

Ukrainian soldiers piled onto buses and began their westward journey yesterday, leaving behind former comrades who saluted them from outside a base overrun by Russian ... Full story

G-7 Summit: Obama meets Putin ally with Ukraine still in mind

The thrust of his diplomatic efforts still focused on Ukraine, President Barack Obama met yesterday with a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin as ... Full story

This Day in History: 1973 - Stock Exchange admits women

Women have been admitted to the London Stock Exchange for the first time in the institution’s 200 year history. Ten newly elected lady members entered ... Full story

Offbeat: Ireland needs shaggy sheep for ‘shearing Olympics’

Do you own a shaggy sheep? Ireland needs ewes. The Irish require at least 6,000 sheep as hosts of this year’s Golden Shears World Championships. ... Full story

THE BUZZ: German customs seizes cocaine addressed to Vatican 

The drug haul was unremarkable, but the destination raised eyebrows.German customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine destined for the Vatican in January, weekly Bild ... Full story

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HONG KONG A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul has made an emergency landing in Hong Kong after a generator failed. The company ... Full story

UN says 2013 ‘extreme events’ due to warming earth

The U.N. weather agency blames human impact on the global climate for much of last year’s extreme weather that wreaked havoc in Asia and the ... Full story

Egypt: Court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

A court in Egypt convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and sentenced them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and ... Full story

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