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Controversial Washington ex-mayor Marion Barry dead

WASHINGTON: Former Washington mayor Marion Barry, who left office in disgrace and went to prison on drug charges only to return for a fourth term, died at a Washington hospital,…

From ‘deporter in chief’ to ‘gracias’ – Obama unveils sweeping immigration measures

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter. Immigration legislation was going nowhere. Deportations under Obama were nearing 2 million. And the president was resisting calls…

CIA chief weighs dramatic overhaul of US spy agency – Reorganization would dismantle barriers

WASHINGTON: CIA Director John Brennan is weighing a dramatic overhaul of the leading US spy agency that is likely to meet fierce opposition from veteran agents, current and former intelligence…

Gunman killed after FSU library shooting – Three students wounded in attack

TALLAHASSEE, Florida: Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early yesterday in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds studying inside the library…

Miss Honduras shot dead ‘after fleeing sister’s boyfriend’

Miss Honduras was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister’s jealous boyfriend, police and reports said Wednesday, hours after the siblings were found dead beside a river. Maria…

Controversy flares at Guantanamo Bay over female guards

GUANTANAMO: In the recently released “Camp X-Ray,” “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart plays a soldier assigned to Guantanamo Bay who ends up befriending one of the detainees. In reality, inmates at…

Snow blankets New York as US feels chill

BUFFALO: A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50…

Frog juice drinkers laud health benefits

LIMA: Frogs from Peru’s Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low…

Child homelessness on the rise in US – ‘America’s Youngest Outcasts

SAN FRANCISCO: The number of homeless children in the US has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive…

Alleged western jihadists in evil IS beheading video – Killing of US aid worker sparks global horror

BEIRUT: Authorities were yesterday investigating the involvement of several suspected Western jihadists in the brutal video by the Islamic State group claiming the beheading of US aid worker Peter Kassig.…

Americans try to ‘ship baby parts’ – Baby’s head, foot sliced into three parts, heart found

BANGKOK: Thai police said yesterday two Americans suspected of trying to send infant and adult body parts in parcels to the United States had fled the country. A baby’s head,…

IS beheads US aid worker

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group yesterday released a video claiming the beheading of US aid worker Peter Kassig in a warning to Washington as it prepares to send more troops…

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