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George Zimmerman. ©Reuters/Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Pool
Zimmerman painting sells for $100,000

A painting by George Zimmerman, whose fatal 2012 shooting of a black teenager triggered an outcry across the United States, sold for just over $100,000 on eBay.

Zimmerman painting sells for $100,000
Massacre, rapes, executions carried out in South Sudan: witnesses
Massacre, rapes, executions carried out in South Sudan: witnesses

South Sudanese soldiers have carried out a string of ethnic killings, including a massacre, house-to-house killings and rapes, following an outbreak of fighting more than a week ago.

Massacre, rapes, executions carried out in South Sudan: witnesses
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Suicide attack near Libya's Benghazi kills at least seven: officials

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed vehicle into a security checkpoint outside the restive city of Benghazi in eastern Libya on Sunday, killing at least seven people, witnesses and security sources said.

Suicide attack near Libya's Benghazi kills at least seven: officials
French soldiers patrol on Boy-Rabe, a northern district of Bangui December 17, 2013. ©Reuters/Alain Amontchi
Nearly 1,000 killed by ex-rebels in C. Africa capital: Amnesty

The Central African Republic's mostly Muslim ex-rebels killed nearly 1,000 people in the capital Bangui two weeks ago in a rampage avenging deadly Christian militia attacks, Amnesty International said in a report Thursday.

Nearly 1,000 killed by ex-rebels in C. Africa capital: Amnesty
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Nairobi mall attackers may have escaped: NYC police

The four attackers responsible for killing at least 67 people at a Kenyan shopping mall may have escaped due to lax security.

Nairobi mall attackers may have escaped: NYC police
Street artist Mark Panzarino, 41, prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims. ©Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
One year on, Newtown voices revive pain of massacre

One year after a gunman burst into a US school and slaughtered 20 small children and six adults, the voices of their trapped and terrified protectors returned Wednesday to haunt survivors.

One year on, Newtown voices revive pain of massacre
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African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks

African ministers and experts meet next week in Botswana to chart ways to stamp out a spike in elephant killings fuelled by a growing demand for ivory in Asia.

African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks
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Nigeria says killed 95 Boko Haram fighters

Nigeria's army said Friday it had killed 95 suspected Boko Haram fighters in raids in the country's northeast, as gunmen from the Islamist group battled security forces in a neighbouring area.

Nigeria says killed 95 Boko Haram fighters
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Dolphin killings rise in Peru due to Asia shark fin sales

Peru has dramatically increased its sales of shark fins to Asia, triggering the slaughter of about 15,000 dolphins a year used as bait.

Dolphin killings rise in Peru due to Asia shark fin sales
US general: 50-100 Afghan soldiers killed every week
US general: 50-100 Afghan soldiers killed every week

About 50 to 100 Afghan soldiers are killed in battle every week but the high casualty rate does not mean the country's forces are at the breaking point, a US general.

US general: 50-100 Afghan soldiers killed every week
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Chemical leak in Shanghai kills 15: local government

A liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit at a food company in China's commercial hub of Shanghai killed 15 people on Saturday.

Chemical leak in Shanghai kills 15: local government
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Escaped python kills two young children in Canada

An escaped python killed two children in their sleep in eastern Canada.

Escaped python kills two young children in Canada
Deadly fighting traps hundreds of families in Damascus: NGO
Deadly fighting traps hundreds of families in Damascus: NGO

Shelling killed at least 13 people on Sunday in the Damascus district of Qaboon, where fierce fighting between the army and rebels has trapped hundreds of families.

Deadly fighting traps hundreds of families in Damascus: NGO
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Clashes erupt in Tripoli, bomb kills Libya army officer

Fighting erupted in Tripoli when gunmen tried to free comrades seized by ex-rebels, and an army officer was assassinated in Benghazi.

Clashes erupt in Tripoli, bomb kills Libya army officer
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PNG girl beheads father after he rapes her: report

A teenage girl beheaded her father with a bush knife after he raped her at their home in Papua New Guinea, a report said Monday, with community leaders protecting her, saying the man deserved to die.

PNG girl beheads father after he rapes her: report
Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli kill 23: security source
Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli kill 23: security source

At least 23 people have been killed since Sunday in Syria-linked clashes between Sunni and Alawite residents of the Lebanese port city of Tripoli.

Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli kill 23: security source
Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing. ©REUTERS/Intelwire.com
US formally takes responsibility for killing Awlaki

The United States formally said for the first time on Wednesday that it had killed radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and three other US citizens in anti-terror strikes abroad.

US formally takes responsibility for killing Awlaki
Pakistan election candidate shot dead: police
Pakistan election candidate shot dead: police

A candidate running for parliament in next week's historic Pakistani election was shot dead on Friday along with his three-year-old son after praying in a mosque in Karachi.

Pakistan election candidate shot dead: police
Afghan father guns down daughter over 'affair'
Afghan father guns down daughter over 'affair'

In front of 300 villagers, Halima's father shot her in the head, stomach and waist -- a public execution overseen by local religious leaders in Afghanistan to punish her for an alleged affair.

Afghan father guns down daughter over 'affair'
Neo-Nazi trial raises awkward questions for Germany
Neo-Nazi trial raises awkward questions for Germany

A German neo-Nazi murder trial starting Monday over the killings of 10 people has raised uncomfortable questions about murky links that the police and the intelligence services have with the extreme right.

Neo-Nazi trial raises awkward questions for Germany