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Mass graves found in South Sudan

Mass graves found in South Sudan

Khalil Senosi/AP A relieved Kenyan woman holds her baby as she waits at the immigration hall after being evacuated from South Sudan by the Kenyan Defence Forces at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday. NAIROBI, Kenya — Amid the eruption of violence along ethnic lines in South Sudan, U.N. investigators discovered a mass grave in a rebel-held city, the United ...

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Pope Francis meets Benedict to exchange Christmas greetings

Pope Francis meets Benedict to exchange Christmas greetings

Pope Francis (right) met his predecessor, Benedict XVI, at Benedict’s retirement home in the Vatican Monday. Pope Francis visited his predecessor Benedict XVI Monday to exchange Christmas greetings. The two men, dressed in white cassocks and skull caps, were photographed meeting at Benedict’s retirement home within the walls of the Vatican. AP Pope Francis (right) paid a visit to Benedict ...

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Sport involving gunpowder is a boozy good time in Colombia

Sport involving gunpowder is a boozy good time in Colombia

AFP/Guillermo Legaria Oscar Perez (r.) and Oscar Diaz (l) play tejo, a popular Colombian game that every weekend gathers thousands of fans. Players toss a tejo, or disc, at a metal tube that’s surrounded by bags of gunpowder. As sports go, it is rather old, quite boozy and a tad explosive. It involves trying to hurl a disc into a ...

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Lawson went from ‘hyperactive Duracell bunny’ to ‘zombie': ex-aides

Lawson went from ‘hyperactive Duracell bunny’ to ‘zombie': ex-aides

Oli Scarff/Getty Images Nigella Lawson, a celebrity chef who admitted hard drug use, was known by her former assistants to have wild mood swings. Nigella Lawson acted like a “zombie” one minute and a “Duracell bunny” the next, said the Italian sisters cleared Friday of defrauding the TV chef and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi while working as assistants for Lawson. ...

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Surgical pliers left inside woman’s womb

Surgical pliers left inside woman’s womb

France 3 Haute-Normandie via You An X-ray shows the surgical scissors that had been left inside the woman’s womb. A new mom who was in pain weeks after giving birth has discovered the surgeon left a pair of surgical pliers in her womb. The pliers had been inside her body for more than six weeks before being discovered. The unnamed ...

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Photographer killed covering Syrian civil war

Photographer killed covering Syrian civil war

STRINGER/REUTERS Syrian activist and photographer Molhem Barakat poses at an undisclosed location in this recent picture taken in November 2013. BEIRUT – A Syrian photographer who took pictures for Reuters on a freelance basis has been killed while covering fighting in Aleppo, activists said. Molhem Barakat died on Friday as he took photographs of a battle over a hospital between ...

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Black market flooded with 40 million credit card numbers stolen from Target

Black market flooded with 40 million credit card numbers stolen from Target

ABC Target offered a 10 percent discount to shoppers this weekend as an apology for a security breach that exposed 40 million credit and debit card numbers. But the reduction was only available in stores, and not on the Internet. Holiday news for Target shoppers got even gloomier with reports that credit card information stolen from 40 million accounts has ...

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Maid of arrested Indian diplomat under ‘great stress’

Maid of arrested Indian diplomat under ‘great stress’

Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade (left) was detained, strip-searched and charged by the feds after housekeeper Sangeeta Richard’s allegations of mistreatment. The arrest caused an international firestorm, which Richard finds ‘overwhelming,’ her lawyer told the Daily News. The housekeeper who sparked an international firestorm when her allegations led to the arrest of an Indian official ...

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Noble burglar reports suspected pedophile: police

Noble burglar reports suspected pedophile: police

National Police of Spain Police say they found dozens of videos of children being abused after searching the suspect’s home. A suspected pedophile soccer coach was arrested after a burglar broke into his home and found dozens of sick child sex videos on his shelves, police said. The shocked thief dumped three tapes, which allegedly contained footage of 10-year-old children ...

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Canada woman attacked by polar bear on street

Canada woman attacked by polar bear on street

CBC Erin Greene of Montreal says she’s lucky to be alive after a 400-pound polar bear attacked her last month, pouncing on her and swinging her around like a rag doll. A Montreal woman says she’s lucky to be alive after a 400-pound polar bear picked her out of a group last month, pounced on her head and swung her ...

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