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Offbeat: US feds mistook Dominican singer for drug suspect

When U.S. authorities charged Dominican singer Ramon Galvez with involvement in a drug-trafficking ring, he insisted they were mistaking him for another man.Eight months later, ... Full story

THE BUZZ: Gunmen torch churches, kill scores in Nigeria

Suspected Islamic extremists sprayed gunfire at worshippers and torched four churches yesterday in a village just miles from the town where more than 200 schoolgirls ... Full story

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CHINA-IRAQ State media say more than 1,200 Chinese workers who had been trapped in the embattled northern Iraqi city of Samarra have been evacuated to ... Full story

IRAQ: Regular troops launch push for militant-held northern city

Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships launched an operation over the weekend aimed at dislodging Sunni militants from the northern city of Tikrit, one of ... Full story

This Day in History: 1954 - Three continents see eclipse of sun

Millions of people have witnessed a total eclipse of the sun as the moon cast its shadow from America through Europe and on to Asia. ... Full story

Offbeat: New NYC museum explores death, all things morbid

A new museum opening in New York City last weekend promises a fascinating journey into the dark side.The Morbid Anatomy Museum opened Saturday in Gowanus, ... Full story

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PHILIPPINES-US After more than a decade of helping fight Islamic militants, the United States is disbanding an anti-terror contingent of hundreds of elite American troops ... Full story

Iran tries to save Asiatic cheetah from extinction

Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world's critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of ... Full story

EUROPEAN UNION: Britain's Cameron isolated in next leader search

Many political battles are ugly — but toss in 28 nations, high unemployment, angry voters and a skeptical Britain and the fight over who will ... Full story

This Day in History: 1963 - Warm welcome for JFK in Ireland

The US President John F Kennedy has received a rapturous welcome on an emotional visit to his ancestral homeland in County Wexford, Ireland. On the ... Full story

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