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Offbeat | US: Bear rescued after head gets stuck in cookie jar

A frightened bear cub got its head stuck in an oversized cookie jar while rummaging through some trash and had to be rescued from a ... Full story

FRANCE: Sarkozy detained in corruption probe

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was detained yesterday and reportedly questioned by financial investigators in a corruption probe that could cloud his chances of a ... Full story

MIDDLE EAST: As Israel buries teens, airstrikes target Hamas

Israeli prepared to bury three teenagers who had been kidnapped over two weeks ago yesterday, as the air force targeted dozens of locations in the ... Full story

This Day in History: 1964 - President Johnson signs Civil Rights Bill

The Civil Rights Bill - one of the most important piece of legislation in American history - has become law. US President Lyndon B Johnson ... Full story

Offbeat: Prosthetic leg found on US beach returned

A woman who found a prosthetic leg on a beach in the northwestern state of Washington has returned it to its owner.Hannah Listle posted information ... Full story

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CHINA Courts in the far west, ethnic region of Xinjiang have imprisoned 113 people for terrorism or other charges, according to a government-run news portal. ... Full story

BOURBON STREET: 9 shot in New Orleans violence

Nine people were shot and injured — including two critically — after being caught in the crossfire when a gun battle erupted between two men ... Full story

SOUTH AFRICA: Pistorius not mentally ill during killing

A panel of mental health experts has concluded that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last ... Full story

USA: Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ continues run at BET Awards

Pharrell's "Happy" is keeping a smile on the musician's face: The song won video of the year at the BET Awards, the top prize in ... Full story

This Day in History: 1987 - Stock-broker guilty of corruption

One of the City’s top investment bankers has received the first conviction for insider dealing since it became illegal in 1980. Geoffrey Collier, former head ... Full story

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