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Saudi King Abdullah laid to rest

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The late Saudi King Abdullah was buried Friday in the capital of Riyadh. The new Saudi King Salman is reportedly pledging to continue the policies of his half-brother, the late King Abdullah. Abdullah died early Friday after a long illness and was laid to rest in an unmarked grave, after a simple ceremony. The ceremony was reportedly attended by the ...

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Ten dead in Texas prison bus crash

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A bus carrying 12 prisoners and 3 corrections officers crashed on Wednesday, leaving 10 people dead. According to reports, the bus skidded off an icy highway in West Texas, fell from an overpass and crashed onto train tracks below. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says of the 10 people killed, 8 were inmates and 2 were corrections officers. The ...

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Florida girl dies after father throws her off a bridge

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On Thursday, police in St. Petersburg said a Florida man killed his 5-year-old daughter by throwing her over the side of a bridge. In a statement, police said 25-year-old John Jonchuck Jr. was driving about 100 miles per hour when he sped past an officer just after midnight. The officer followed in an attempt to stop the driver and found ...

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New Paris shooting as French police hunt magazine attack suspects

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On Thursday, a policewoman was reportedly killed in a shooting in southern Paris. However, the manhunt for the gunmen responsible for a separate attack on a French satirical weekly newspaper that killed 12 people a day earlier. It was not made immediately clear whether the shooting were linked. Minister Bernard Cazeneuve cautioned against jumping to conclusions. Cazeneuve said a police officer ...

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Former New York governor, Mario Cuomo dead at 82

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Mario Cuomo, who served three terms as New York governor died on Thursday at the age of 82. Cuomo reportedly passed away at 5:15 pm of heart failure, surrounded by his family in his Manhattan apartment. At the time, his son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo delivering his second inaugural address of the day, according to reports. Mario was ...

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Bodies and debris from missing AirAsia plane pulled off sea from Indonesia

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On Tuesday, Indonesian rescuers searching for an AirAsia plane pulled bodies and wreckage from the sea off the coast off Borneo. The plane was reportedly carrying 162 people. Indonesia AirAsia’s Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200, lost contact with air traffic control early on Sunday during bad weather. The plane was on a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to ...

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Chris Rock files for divorce from wife Malaak Compton-Rock

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Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock are reportedly ending their marriage amicably. They have two daughters, ages 12 and 10. On Sunday, news about their split was confirmed to E! News by his rep. His rep told E! News, “This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on ...

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Apartment building collapses in Egypt, killing 17

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On Tuesday, an apartment building in Egypt’s capital collapsed, killing at least 17 people, according to authorities. Rescuers and neighbors reportedly dug through rubble with their hands to find survivors. The building collapsed around 1:30 am as many slept inside, according to witnesses. After the collapse, bulldozers roared into the neighborhood’s narrow alleys, removing chunks of cement, steel rods, scattered ...

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Teen girl arrested for running high school prostitution ring on Facebook

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A 17-year-old Florida girl was reportedly arrested on Friday for human trafficking. This was after Venice police department began investigating a high school prostitution ring organized on Facebook, according to reports. Police said the girl arranged at least one-act of prostitution that involved a 15-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man. WTSP reports that 21-year-old John Mosher was arrested after the ...

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Diem Brown dies at 32 after long battle with cancer

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PEOPLE magazine have confirmed that Diem Brown has lost her long battle with cancer. She was 32 years old and died at 10:22 am Friday in New York City, according to reports. Brown had candidly chronicled her cancer fight in a blog for PEOPLE.com. The reality star rose to fame on MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge. While fighting through her illness, ...

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