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Mexico judge sentences teenage assassin to 3 years
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MIACATLAN, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican judge on Tuesday sentenced a teenage U.S. citizen to three years in prison for homicide, kidnapping and drug and weapons possession. Authorities say the teen confessed to killing four people whose beheaded bodies were found suspended from a bridge. Edgar
Couples wed on 1st day gay marriage is legal in NY
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NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of gay couples dressed in formal suits and striped trousers, gowns and T-shirts recited vows in emotion-choked voices and triumphantly hoisted their long-awaited marriage certificates on Sunday as New York became the sixth and largest U.S. state to recognize same-sex
Two-headed snake on display in Ukraine zoo
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A two-headed snake has gone on display at a zoo in southern Ukraine. The "Skazka" (Fairy tale) zoo in the Crimean city of Yalta on the Black Sea said Wednesday that the albino California Kingsnake has two heads that think, react and eat separately, though one is more
Malaysia, Australia sign refugee exchange pact
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia and Australia sealed a pact Monday to swap refugees in a contentious new strategy aimed at deterring asylum seekers from undertaking perilous boat journeys to Australia. The deal will see Australia send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia over the next four
Syria endorses law to allow political parties
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BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's government has endorsed a draft law that it says will allow the formation of political parties alongside President Bashar Assad's ruling Baath Party, part of a series of promised reforms that the opposition has dismissed as largely symbolic. The multiparty bill approved
Indian police probe fake website hiring court jobs
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in eastern India are investigating a fake website that duped hundreds of people into believing they had been hired to work for a state's top court. Senior police official Shivdeep Lande told reporters in the Bihar state capital of Patna the fake website advertised 175
Japan OKs $25.5 billion budget for reconstruction
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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers have approved nearly 2 trillion yen ($25.5 billion) in extra funds to pay for reconstruction from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and the nuclear crisis that followed. About half of Monday's newly approved budget will go toward temporary housing, health
Strong earthquake jolts northeastern Japan
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TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan, the same region devastated by March's massive quake and tsunami. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the Saturday afternoon quake, and no tsunami warning was issued. The U.S. Geological Survey said the
Sri Lanka's war-hit Tamils vote for local councils
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JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Voters in Sri Lanka's northern Tamil heartland trickled to polling stations Saturday to elect local councils following the country's long civil war. The local elections have assumed unprecedented national significance, with some ethnic Tamil political party leaders
91 killed in Norway island massacre, capital blast
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OSLO, Norway (AP) — A Norwegian dressed as a police officer gunned down at least 84 people at an island youth retreat before being arrested, police said Saturday. Investigators are still searching the surrounding waters, where people fled the attack, which followed an explosion in nearby Oslo
Indonesia's Mount Lokon volcano erupts twice
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TOMOHON, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian volcano spewed hot gases and ash in two eruptions Monday that show high and unpredictable activity from the volatile mountain, experts said. The second blast at Mount Lokon was the larger of the two afternoon eruptions, spewing ash as high as 2,000 feet
UK gov't: watchdog to probe police corruption
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LONDON (AP) — Britain's home secretary says a police inspectorate will examine possible police corruption. Theresa May told lawmakers the Inspectorate of Constabulary will look at links between the police and the press in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. Two senior police officers
London police feel the heat in UK hacking scanda
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LONDON (AP) — Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal walloped the London police force Monday, as the rapid-fire resignations of two top officers were followed by claims of possible illegal eavesdropping, bribery and collusion. U.K officials immediately vowed to investigate. Prime Minister
Post-9/11, biggest terror threat is underground
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NEW YORK (AP) — It's the morning rush in the Times Square subway station, a routine convergence of humanity and mass transit that makes New York City hum. Mixing seamlessly with subway riders are New York Police Department officers with heavy body armor and high-powered rifles, commanders in
Police prepare sketch of Mumbai blast suspect
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Investigators have prepared a sketch of a suspect they want to question over the three deadly bomb blasts that shook India's financial hub Mumbai, police said Sunday. The drawing composed from eyewitness accounts would be circulated among officials investigating the blasts
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