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Mexico moves children out of squalid shelter

ZAMORA: Mexican authorities on Saturday moved 161 children and six adults out of a shelter where investigators say hundreds of minors were kept in squalid conditions and subjected to abuse. …

Downing of plane a ‘wake-up’ call for Europe and the world

HRABOVE: US President Barack Obama said the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in a Ukrainian region controlled by Russian-backed separatists should be a “wake-up call for Europe and the world”…

Wildfire prompts evacuation order for Washington town

SPOKANE: A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town,…

Global turbulence tests US alliances

WASHINGTON: Back before campaign promises needed to be cashed, Barack Obama told 200,000 Berliners that allies must “trust each other” and vowed to repair bonds torn by George W Bush’s…

14 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago shootings

CHICAGO: Extra police officers on Chicago’s streets were not enough to quell a long weekend of violence that ended with 14 people shot to death and dozens more injured. During…

Californian city is latest immigration flashpoint

MURRIETA: Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a US Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency would try again to bus in some of the immigrants who…

In dry California, water fetching record prices

  SAN FRANCISCO: Throughout California’s desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in. As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off…

NASA’s ‘flying saucer’ tests new Mars-landing technology

WASHINGTON: NASA sent a saucer-like vehicle high into the sky Saturday to test technology for a future Mars landing, but its parachute tangled when deployed and the spacecraft splashed into…

Mormon woman awaits decision on excommunication

SALT LAKE CITY: The founder of a prominent Mormon women’s group could find out yesterday if she will be excommunicated from her church. Kate Kelly, an international human rights lawyer,…

Child immigrants can stay in US for years

WASHINGTON: Thousands of immigrant children fleeing poverty and violence in Central America to cross alone into the United States can live in American cities, attend public schools and possibly work…

2 dead as tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town

PILGER: A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing two people, crumpling grain bins like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of…

Obama pledges help for American Indians

CANNON BALL:  President Barack Obama made his first visit to an American Indian reservation since taking office on Friday in a show of support for improving the plight of a…

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