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Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea: PM Abe
Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea: PM Abe

Japan will revoke some of its unilateral sanctions on North Korea, the prime minister announced Thursday, after talks on the Cold War kidnapping of Japanese nationals.

Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea: PM Abe
Sarkozy detained for questioning in French graft probe: judicial source
Sarkozy detained for questioning in French graft probe: judicial source

Nicolas Sarkozy was detained for questioning in a widening corruption probe, a judicial source told AFP, in an unprecedented move against a former French president.

Sarkozy detained for questioning in French graft probe: judicial source
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US says Mexican chopper crosses border, shoots twice

A Mexican military helicopter ventured around 100 yards (meters) into the United States and fired two shots, the US border security agency said Friday in a claim quickly denied by Mexico.

US says Mexican chopper crosses border, shoots twice
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny. ©Reuters/Maxim Shemetov
Russian police search opposition leader Navalny's home

Russian police on Friday were searching the home of opposition leader and President Vladimir Putin's biggest critic Alexei Navalny, his lawyer said.

Russian police search opposition leader Navalny's home
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Google removes Singapore hate blog against Filipinos

Google has taken down a blog that listed ways to harass Singapore's Filipino population, drawing praise from Internet users appalled by growing racial tensions in the city-state.

Google removes Singapore hate blog against Filipinos
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Four killed trying to leave Cuba illegally: authorities

Four people were killed while trying to leave Cuba illegally by sea and six suspects have been arrested, authorities said.

Four killed trying to leave Cuba illegally: authorities
Andrey Kumantsov. Photo courtesy of solopos.com
Tennis: Russian player banned for life

Russian player Andrey Kumantsov has been banned from tennis for life after being found guilty of multiple match-fixing and gambling offences between 2010 and 2013, The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) announced.

Tennis: Russian player banned for life
The entrance to the site of a mass grave of hundreds of children. ©Reuters/Stringer
Irish examining possibility of other mass baby graves

Irish officials will investigate if the mass grave for almost 800 babies discovered near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns is an isolated case, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Thursday.

Irish examining possibility of other mass baby graves
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ©Reuters/Andreea Campeanu
UN inquiry finds war crimes on both sides in C. Africa

UN investigators say talk of genocide or ethnic cleaning in the Central African Republic is premature, but that evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity exists on both sides.

UN inquiry finds war crimes on both sides in C. Africa
French state prosecutor Eric Maillaud. ©Reuters/Robert Pratta
Soldier quizzed over Alps murders dies in apparent suicide

A former French Legionnaire, questioned during the course of the investigation into the 2012 murder of four people in the French Alps, committed suicide on Tuesday, police said.

Soldier quizzed over Alps murders dies in apparent suicide
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Malaysian police arrest 13 over gang-rape of teen

Malaysian police have arrested at least 13 people -- many of who are related -- over the alleged gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl, reports said.

Malaysian police arrest 13 over gang-rape of teen
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Montreal policeman caught having sex in squad car

A photo of a Montreal policeman having sex in his squad car was widely circulated online, prompting an investigation.

Montreal policeman caught having sex in squad car
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Japan woman's body sent by mail marked 'doll'

Murder detectives were Monday investigating the case of a young nurse whose corpse was sent by parcel post across Japan in a box that claimed to contain a doll.

Japan woman's body sent by mail marked 'doll'
The remains of an explosive device. ©Reuters
Boston marathon bombs made with Christmas-light fuses

The twin bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon last year were made using improvised fuses from Christmas lights and detonators constructed from model car parts, US prosecutors said.

Boston marathon bombs made with Christmas-light fuses
A board displaying images of five men arrested on child pornography charges in the New York City area. Photo courtesy of usatoday.com
New York arrests 70 for child porn

Two police officers, a rabbi and a Boy Scout leader are among 70 men and one woman arrested on child pornography charges in the largest such bust in New York, officials said Wednesday.

New York arrests 70 for child porn
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Kazakhstan sees 31 policemen convicted for torture

35 torture cases have been initiated and 31 policemen convicted in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan sees 31 policemen convicted for torture
Petrobras probe on US refinery 'near end'
Petrobras probe on US refinery 'near end'

An internal investigation of Petrobras' controversial $1.1 billion purchase of a Texas refinery is nearing completion, the Brazilian state oil giant's chief said.

Petrobras probe on US refinery 'near end'
William James Vahey. Photo courtesy of fbi.gov
FBI seeks victims of major international pedophile

The FBI was Thursday hastily seeking to identify victims of a serial pedophile who drugged and molested dozens of children over four decades teaching at international schools around the world.

FBI seeks victims of major international pedophile
Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff
Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff

A meeting between relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 and Malaysia Airlines staff descended into chaos Thursday, with police stepping in to separate both sides amid angry scenes in a Beijing hotel.

Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff
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Peru probes killing of endangered penguins

Peruvian authorities announced an investigation Tuesday into the killing of five penguins fund slashed to death at a center for endangered species.

Peru probes killing of endangered penguins