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SYRIA | UN: Refugees hit million mark in Lebanon

A teenager from central Syria became the one millionth Syrian refugee to register in Lebanon yesterday, a "devastating milestone" for the tiny Arab country with ... Full story

This Day in History: 1991 Orkney ‘abuse’ children go home

The children at the centre of satanic abuse allegations in the Orkney Islands off Scotland have been reunited with their families after the case was ... Full story

Offbeat: Willie nelson’s armadillo returned after theft

A stuffed armadillo that serves as an on-stage mascot for country music legend Willie Nelson has been returned after being kidnapped from a Las Vegas-area ... Full story

THE BUZZ: Lufthansa cancels 900 flights due to strike

Lufthansa canceled almost 900 domestic and intercontinental flights yesterday after the pilots’ union started a three-day strike in a wage dispute with Germany’s largest airline.In ... Full story

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MALAYSIA A police investigation may never determine the reason why the Malaysia Airlines jetliner disappeared, and search planes scouring the Indian Ocean for any sign ... Full story

April Fools Day: 10 stories that look like pranks but aren’t

April Fools’ Day sets a challenge for news junkies as they are bombarded with bogus news stories, some so subtle as to be nearly undetectable.But ... Full story

CHILE: Authorities lift tsunami warning after quake kills 6

Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chile’s long coastline yesterday after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the South American nation’s northern coast. Six people were crushed to ... Full story

Mexico: Officials confirm Knights Templar cartel leader dead

Mexican officials said yesterday that one of the two remaining top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel was killed when he refused to surrender ... Full story

This Day in History: 1996 ‘Unabomber’ suspect arrested

Police in the United States have arrested a man they believe to be the notorious “Unabomber” who has killed three people and maimed 23 others. ... Full story

Offbeat: National zoo: panda cub went outside for 1st time

National Zoo giant panda cub Bao Bao has ventured outside for the first time. The zoo says Bao Bao spent about two hours outside Tuesday ... Full story

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