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USA: FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands ... Full story

USA | ORGANIZED CRIME: Cartel lookouts give go-ahead from desert hilltops

Men paid to be lookouts for Mexican drug cartels used sophisticated technology to spot law enforcement and alert smugglers in the Arizona desert, a trafficking ... Full story

FRANCE: Roma teen in Paris left for dead after beating

A vigilante attack against a Roma teenager is causing alarm at France's highest levels, after a group of people who suspected the boy of burglary ... Full story

ARGENTINA: President Fernandez won’t submit to ‘extortion’ on debt

Argentina's president is refusing to go along with a U.S. judge's ruling requiring a $1.5 billion repayment of defaulted bonds, even though the U.S. Supreme ... Full story

This Day in History: 1965 - Drink-drive limit to be introduced

The government has announced it will introduce a blood alcohol limit for drivers. Anyone found to be driving when over the set limit will be ... Full story

Offbeat: Florida man hid drugs under ‘stomach fat’

A man who weighs about 200 kilograms faces multiple charges after Florida police say he hid cocaine and 23 grams of marijuana under his “stomach ... Full story

THE BUZZ: ‘Mein Kampf’ copyright expiration in 2015 creates dilemma

Legal scholars in Germany are debating what to do when the copyright on Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” expires at the end of 2015, United Press ... Full story

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CHINA A court in western China sentences three people to death for planning a deadly car ramming at Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Gate last year that ... Full story

Militants post photos of mass killing in Iraq

The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi ... Full story

This Day in History: 1961 - Russian dancer in freedom dash

Principal dancer of the Kirov Ballet, Rudolf Nureyev, has broken free from Russian embassy guards at a Paris airport and requested asylum in France. The ... Full story

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