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Wayne Shorter and Maria Schneider win three jazz awards

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards, presented by the Jazz Journalists Association.Pianist Herbie Hancock is ... Full story

UKRAINE: 3 killed after Black Sea base attack 

Three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 injured during an attempted overnight raid on a Ukrainian National Guard base in the Black Sea port of ... Full story

NIGERIA: Fate of 100+ abducted girls unknown 

The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty yesterday when their school principal denied a ... Full story

This Day in History: 1960 - Thousands protest against H-bomb

Tens of thousands of people marked the end of the Aldermaston “ban the bomb” march this afternoon with a rally that built up to a ... Full story

Offbeat | US: Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine 

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.Lincoln ... Full story

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CHINA Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger ... Full story

UKRAINE: Combat vehicles fly Russian flag 

A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators yesterday, dampening the central government’s hopes to re-establish ... Full story

SOUTH AFRICA | Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment

The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ruled yesterday that proceedings will adjourn for more than ... Full story

This Day in History: 1969 - Devlin is youngest-ever woman MP

A 21-year-old woman, Bernadette Devlin, has become Britain’s youngest ever female MP and the third youngest MP ever.Standing as an independent Unity candidate, Miss Devlin ... Full story

Offbeat: Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement 

Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington.The school announced that Combs will be among five people who ... Full story

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