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Kenya child killer escapes prison, gets beaten to death by mob

Police in Kenya say a man who had confessed to killing a dozen children and escaped from detention this week has been killed by a mob. Area Assistant County Commissioner

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Indonesia river cleanup leads to 11 students drowning, 10 rescued

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river cleanup in Indonesia’s West Java Province, officials said Saturday. Local officials said

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China launches 3 astronauts on 6-month space station mission

China on Saturday sent three astronauts to its space station for a record-setting six-month stay as the country moves toward completing the new orbiting outpost The two men and one

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Indian man sentenced to life after killing wife with cobra

A man in India convicted of murdering his wife with a cobra has been sentenced to life in prison. Sooraj Kumar, 28, was handed the sentence Wednesday for killing his

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Baby bison goes wandering in North Carolina town

A baby bison caused a stir in North Carolina when it escaped from its owner and was spotted wandering near a school. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said the 7-month-old

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Death toll rises to 37 in Afghanistan Shiite mosque explosion

Suicide bombers assaulted a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that was packed with worshippers attending weekly Friday prayers, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 70, according to

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6 killed in Beirut during protest over judge in blast probe

Armed clashes erupted Thursday in Beirut during a protest organized by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and its allies against the lead judge probing last year’s blast in the city’s

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