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China sentences three to death over Tiananmen Square attack

BEIJING (Reuters) – China sentenced three people to death on Monday over a deadly attack at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square last October, state television reported, an incident blamed by the government on Islamist militants. One attacker was given a life sentence, and four others received jail terms ranging from five to 20 years. Five people were killed and 40 hurt when ...

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Michael Schumacher out of coma

Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was transferred from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland on Monday after emerging from a coma following his devastating skiing accident in December. In a surprise announcement, the retired racing star’s spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said he had left hospital in the French Alpine city of Grenoble, where he had been treated since…

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Fears grow for missing Israeli teenagers

A Palestinian boy watches as an Israeli soldier signals during the search for three Israeli teenagers in Hebron, West Bank. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA Fears are growing for the safety of three Israeli teenagers believed to have been kidnapped in the southern West Bank by Palestinian militants, after the Israeli army said that it could not confirm if they are ...

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Pro-Russia Rebels Shoot Down Ukrainian Military Plane, Killing All 49 Aboard

Pro-Russian separatists search for ammunition at the site of the crash of the Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk, June 14, 2014. Ukraine’s new president vowed to “punish” pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday after they shot down a transport aircraft, killing 49 people in the bloodiest loss for the security forces since the rebellion began. The Ilyushin-76 (IL-76) was destroyed ...

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Pentagon orders U.S. aircraft carrier Bush nearer to Iraq

The Pentagon announced Saturday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had ordered the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush to move during the day from the North Arabian Sea into the Persian Gulf, placing it closer to Iraq. “The order will provide the commander-in-chief additional flexibility should military options be required to protect American lives, citizens and interests in Iraq,” the Pentagon ...

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Stubb to be Finland’s next PM following conservative vote

Finland’s EU minister Alexander Stubb, who wants to cut taxes and take his neutral country into Nato, won the leadership of his ruling conservative party today, putting him on track to become prime minister later this month. British and US-educated Stubb (46), a polyglot sportsman, will take over Finland’s five-party governing coalition after prime minister Jyrki Katainen steps down, possibly ...

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China bids to boost S America role by aiding development

China, whose presence in Latin America until now was largely based on an appetite for raw materials, is diversifying investments by financing much-needed development projects, analysts say. On its 50th anniversary, the G77+China bloc of developing nations are meeting at a summit that began yesterday in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to promote economic development. Delegations from 133 countries and about three ...

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Legendary NFL coach Chuck Noll dies at 82

PITTSBURGH – Chuck Noll, who built the “Steel Curtain” Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s into one of the most dominant teams in pro football history, becoming the only NFL coach to win four Super Bowl championships, died Friday night in Pittsburgh. He was 82. Noll died of natural causes, the Allegheny County medical examiner said. When Noll was named the ...

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Legendary NFL coach Chuck Noll dies at 82

PITTSBURGH – Chuck Noll, who built the “Steel Curtain” Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s into one of the most dominant teams in pro football history, becoming the only NFL coach to win four Super Bowl championships, died Friday night in Pittsburgh. He was 82. Noll died of natural causes, the Allegheny County medical examiner said. When Noll was named the ...

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Iran’s president says won’t return to past of isolation, sanctions even if nuclear talks fail

Published June 14, 2014Associated Press Facebook0 Twitter0 TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the international sanctions regime has crumbled and will not be rebuilt even if Iran and world powers fail to reach a final nuclear deal by a July 20 deadline….

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