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    Fans Mourn Legendary Spanish-Language TV Comedian Chespirito

    By Brian Shields

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday, the Televisa television network said. He Full Article

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    Malaysia Airlines Apologizes For Insensitive Tweet

    By Aaron Pero

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year. In its last public financial result before a planned Full Article

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    Volcano In South Japan Erupts, Disrupting Flights

    By Austin Stanley

    TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that Mount Full Article

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    Mexico President Announces Anti-Crime Crackdown

    By Austin Stanley

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police. The plan announced by President Enrique Pena Nieto Full Article

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    1.2 Million Christmas Lights Sets A Record

    By Aaron Pero

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital. Guinness World Records on Friday confirmed that the 120 kilometers (75 miles) of Full Article

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    Soccer Star Jailed For Headbutt

    By Aaron Pero

    (CNN) -- Brazilian striker Brandao has been handed a one-month jail sentence for headbutting an opposing player, with the severity of his punishment linked to the footballer's role model status, according to one of the lawyers involved in the case. Full Article

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    14 Men Convicted Of Running British Sex Ring

    By Aaron Pero

    LONDON (AP) — Fourteen men have been convicted in Britain of running a sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of girls as young as 13. The men, all from Somali backgrounds, were convicted in two trials that ended Full Article

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    Woolly Mammoth Skeleton Goes at Auction for About $300,000

    By Brian Shields

    LONDON (AP) — A rare woolly mammoth skeleton has been bought by a private buyer nearly $300,000 at a British auction. Summers Place Auctions near Billingshurst in southern England said Wednesday that the skeleton was one of the most complete Full Article

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    Putin’s Tiger Terrorizes Chinese Villages

    By Brian Shields

    BEIJING (AP) — A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that the animal, named Ustin, bit and killed 15 goats Full Article

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    Puerto Rico Police Seize $11.5M Worth of Cocaine

    By Kelli Otis

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $11.5 million. Police Superintendent Jose Caldero says the drug was seized near the small neighboring island Full Article

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    VIDEO: Two Minnesota Men Charged for Alleged ISIS Support

    By Kelli Otis

    Washington (CNN) -- Two Minnesota men face criminal charges in connection with terrorist activities by the Syrian group ISIS, according to a federal criminal complaint filed in Minneapolis. The document charges Abdi Nur, 20, and Abdullah Yusuf, 18, with conspiracy Full Article

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    2 Teen Female Bombers Kill More Than 40 in Nigeria

    By Kelli Otis

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs. The first detonated her bomb, killing three women. As rescuers rushed in, the second girl screamed and set off Full Article

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    Pope Confirms Calling Spanish Sex Abuse Victim

    By Kelli Otis

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis says he personally called a Spaniard who said he was sexually abused by a priest and urged him to report it to the diocese. Three priests and a layman were arrested Monday in connection with the Full Article

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    Mali Confirms Eighth Ebola Case

    By Kelli Otis

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola, bringing to eight the number of people who have fallen ill with the deadly disease in the West African country. A government statement issued Monday night said the patient Full Article

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    Dave Grohl Says the Kardashians Made Him Give Up Pot

    By Brian Shields

    LOS ANGELES (KRON) -- Rock star Dave Grohl is blaming the Kardashians for his decision to stop smoking marijuana. The Foo Fighters front man and former member of Nirvana says he has long suffered from insomnia. He says he started Full Article

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    Mom Charged With Trying To Kill Baby Left In Drain

    By Mario Sevilla

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday. The week-old baby was in serious but Full Article