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6 teens killed, 2 hurt in northeast Ohio SUV crash

WARREN, Ohio – A speeding sport utility vehicle taken without permission and carrying eight teenagers crashed into a guardrail Sunday morning and flipped over into a swampy pond in northeast Ohio, killing five boys and the young woman driving, the state highway patrol said. The Honda Passport veered off the left side of a road and overturned just south of ...

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1 million refugees have fled Syria, UN says

The number of Syrians who have fled their war-ravaged country and are seeking assistance has now topped the one million mark, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, warning that Syria is heading towards a “full-scale disaster.” The announcement came as government troops and rebels fought street battles in Syria’s strategic northern city of Raqqa, and regime forces dispatched reinforcements in ...

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3rd French soldier killed in Mali combat

PARIS (AP) — A French soldier has been killed in combat in Mali, the third to die in the military campaign to retake the north of the African country from…

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101st returns to Afghanistan, but different role

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The 101st Airborne Division is headed to Afghanistan for the third time in five years, but the division’s commanding general, Maj. Gen. James McConville, says his forces have to be more adaptive and agile as they set the stage for the 2014 withdrawal of U.S. combat forces. About…

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6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan

A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan on Saturday, causing strong tremors across Hokkaido island but no damage to several nuclear facilities in the region, officials said. The quake, which was preceded by an early warning broadcast on television and radio, hit near the town of Obihiro at a depth of 103 kilometres (64 miles) at 11:17 pm (1417 ...

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6.7-magnitude quake hits Santa Cruz Islands — USGS

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted Santa Cruz Islands on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 34.20 km, was initially determined to be at 10.9968 degrees south latitude and 165.4029 degrees east longitude. Related stories 6.2-magnitude quake hits Santa Cruz Islands — USGS 2013-01-31 6.0-magnitude ...

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70th anniversary of battle: Stalingrad gets name back, for 6 days a year

MOSCOW: Lawmakers in the Russian city of Volgograd on Thursday voted to revive its wartime name of Stalingrad for ceremonial purposes six days a year, just ahead the 70th anniversary of Red Army’s defeat of Nazi forces there in World War II. The…

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18 killed in northeast Nigeria military raid

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers attacked training camps for suspected members of the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram deep in a game reserve in the nation’s restive northeast, a raid that left at least 18 people dead, a military spokesman said Friday. The raid lasted two days in the Sambisa Game Reserve in Borno state, a rural region of…

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15,000 crocodiles escape from South African farm

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s army and police were called in on Thursday to rescue residents from thousands of crocodiles that escaped from a farm whose floodgates were opened due to torrential rains. Around 15,000 predators sprung from the Rakwena…

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