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Mexico beauty queen killed in shootout was 'human shield'

A 22-year-old Mexican beauty queen killed during a gunfight between a suspected drug gang and soldiers appeared to have been used as a human shield.

Mexico beauty queen killed in shootout was 'human shield'
Mumbai attacks gunman Kasab executed
Mumbai attacks gunman Kasab executed

The sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks was executed on Wednesday, nearly four years after 166 people were killed in a three-day rampage through India's financial capital.

Mumbai attacks gunman Kasab executed
Israeli strikes kills 4 in Gaza, hiking toll to 34
Israeli strikes kills 4 in Gaza, hiking toll to 34

Israeli air strikes on central and southern Gaza killed four people on Saturday, medics said, with Palestinian security sources confirming at least three of them were militants.

Israeli strikes kills 4 in Gaza, hiking toll to 34
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Anti-virus legend McAfee wanted for murder in Belize

John McAfee, founder of the eponymous anti-virus company, is on the run for killing another US citizen in a resort town.

Anti-virus legend McAfee wanted for murder in Belize
Philippine communists kill four soldiers: military
Philippine communists kill four soldiers: military

The Philippine military said Monday communist rebels killed four unarmed soldiers in an ambush, further hurting efforts to revive stalled talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running rebellions.

Philippine communists kill four soldiers: military
Mexican pleads guilty in 'Fast and Furious' killing
Mexican pleads guilty in 'Fast and Furious' killing

A Mexican man pleaded guilty Tuesday over the killing of a US border agent that threw a spotlight on the United States' controversial "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation, prosecutors.

Mexican pleads guilty in 'Fast and Furious' killing
Gunman kills three in US spa shooting
Gunman kills three in US spa shooting

A gunman burst into a day spa where his estranged wife worked in the midwestern US state of Wisconsin and opened fire Sunday, killing three people and injuring four others, police said.

Gunman kills three in US spa shooting
Ex-rebels attack Libya's Bani Walid, 11 killed: local sources
Ex-rebels attack Libya's Bani Walid, 11 killed: local sources

At least eleven Libyans were killed and scores wounded in clashes on Wednesday when ex-rebels linked to the army attacked Bani Walid, a former bastion of dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

Ex-rebels attack Libya's Bani Walid, 11 killed: local sources
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Nigeria student massacre leaves 26 dead

Gunmen massacred at least 26 people in a student housing area of northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, calling victims out by name before shooting them or slitting their throats.

Nigeria student massacre leaves 26 dead
Air strike kills children as Syrian war rages
Air strike kills children as Syrian war rages

Shelling and air raids killed dozens of Syrian civilians, including children, on Monday, a watchdog said, while rebels and loyalists fought close-quarter battles in Aleppo's main souk.

Air strike kills children as Syrian war rages
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Man executed in Texas for killing immigrant

An American man convicted of killing a Sudanese immigrant was put to death by lethal injection Tuesday in Texas after the US Supreme Court rejected his fourth appeal for a stay of execution.

Man executed in Texas for killing immigrant
SEAL's book: hair dye but no bullets in bin Laden's room
SEAL's book: hair dye but no bullets in bin Laden's room

When US Navy SEALs gunned down Osama bin Laden in his bedroom, it was up to one commando to take photos that would serve as proof of the Al-Qaeda leader's bloody demise.

SEAL's book: hair dye but no bullets in bin Laden's room
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Australian given 21 years jail for Facebook murder

A man who befriended a teenage Australian girl on the social media site Facebook before luring her to a secluded spot and killing her was imprisoned for at least 21 years on Friday.

Australian given 21 years jail for Facebook murder
Deadly bombing hits loyalist funeral outside Damascus
Deadly bombing hits loyalist funeral outside Damascus

A car bomb rocked the funeral of two government loyalists in a Damascus suburb killing 27 people on Tuesday as the army kept up its bombardment of rebel strongholds in the east of the capital.

Deadly bombing hits loyalist funeral outside Damascus
Nidal Hasan, charged with killing 13 people and wounding 31. ©REUTERS
US army judge declines Fort Hood shooter's guilty plea

A US soldier accused of killing 13 people at a Texas army base on Wednesday tried to plead guilty, but the judge refused to accept it and the trial was unexpectedly adjourned until next week.

US army judge declines Fort Hood shooter's guilty plea
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VIDEO: Nine militants killed near main Kazakh city: police

Kazakh police on Friday reported killing nine militants just outside the financial centre Almaty in the latest surge of violence to hit the oil-rich and once stable Central Asian state.

VIDEO: Nine militants killed near main Kazakh city: police
Indian PM 'deeply shocked' by US temple shooting
Indian PM 'deeply shocked' by US temple shooting

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh voiced shock Monday at the killing of worshippers at a Sikh temple in the US, while Sikh leaders suggested American Muslims may have been the intended target.

Indian PM 'deeply shocked' by US temple shooting
Taliban executes four Afghans 'for Western links'
Taliban executes four Afghans 'for Western links'

Taliban insurgents near the Afghan capital Kabul executed four civilians working for a Western security company, officials said Wednesday, days after a similar execution in the area.

Taliban executes four Afghans 'for Western links'
Her last hours chronicled before Batman shooting
Her last hours chronicled before Batman shooting

Jessica Ghawi had escaped a mall shooting in Toronto weeks ago when an "odd feeling" led her outside, and then blogged about how fortunate she was.

Her last hours chronicled before Batman shooting
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Texas executes mentally handicapped man despite UN protest

Texas executed a convict Wednesday, despite proof of a mental disorder developed in his childhood, prison authorities from the southern US state said.

Texas executes mentally handicapped man despite UN protest