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    Drunk Snowplow Driver Suspected in Plane Crash that Killed French Executive

    By Brian Shields

    MOSCOW (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators Full Article

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    Oscar Pistorius Starts Serving Five Year Prison Sentence

    By Brian Shields

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the "gross negligence" the Olympic runner showed when he Full Article

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    Royal Baby Planning April Arrival

    By Brian Shields

    LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth. Kensington Palace also said in a statement Monday that the duchess, Full Article

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    Nigeria Now Officially Ebola-Free

    By Brian Shields

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola. In an update issued Monday, the U.N. health agency said the country's containment of the lethal disease was a "spectacular success story." The announcement Full Article

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    Nepal To End Rescue Operation On Trekking Route

    By Austin Stanley

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal was wrapping up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to be stranded on a trekking route by a series of blizzards and avalanches that left dozens of others dead have Full Article

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    Mexican Government Takes Control Of 13 Towns Because Of Possible Police Corruption

    By Austin Stanley

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Security officials say federal police have taken control of 13 municipalities in southern Mexico where local police are suspected of possible links to organized crime and the case of 43 missing students. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Full Article

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    BREAKING: US Drops Arms To Kurds In Syrian Town, Kobani

    By Austin Stanley

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks of Full Article

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    Marine Accused In Philippine killing Tests US Ties

    By Austin Stanley

    OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man Full Article

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    Spanish Nurse Aid Now Ebola Free

    By Candice Naranjo

    MADRID (AP) — An initial test shows that a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola in Spain is now clear of all traces of the virus nearly two weeks after she was hospitalized, authorities said Sunday. Teresa Romero, 44, is Full Article

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    Marathoners Wear Face Masks To Battle Smog

    By Aaron Pero

    BEIJING (AP) — An international marathon has gone ahead in China's capital despite heavy pollution over the city. The 34th Beijing International Marathon began Sunday morning at Tiananmen Square with many of the tens of thousands of competitors wearing face masks. Full Article

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    U.S. Airstrikes Hit ISIS Targets In Syria

    By Aaron Pero

    (CNN) -- Airstrikes like those that have helped slow the advance of ISIS fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani rocked the city again Saturday. A huge plume of smoke rose over the city's center in the aftermath of an Full Article

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    Bishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

    By Candice Naranjo

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. The bishops failed Full Article

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    Controversial Paris Sculpture Removed After Being Vandalized

    By Candice Naranjo

    PARIS (AP) — A controversial green art installation on Paris' tony Place Vendome has been taken down after being vandalized overnight. The inflatable sculpture called "Tree" vaguely resembled a Christmas tree but evoked for others, including its creator, the artist Paul Full Article

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    Actress Maggie Smith Honored by Queen Elizabeth II

    By Candice Naranjo

    LONDON (AP) - British royalty has met acting aristocracy, as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II bestowed an honor on Maggie Smith during a ceremony at Windsor Castle. Smith, who plays the imperious Dowager Countess of Grantham on "Downton Abbey," was made Full Article

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    South Korean Concert Planner Found Dead After Fatal Concert Accident

    By Candice Naranjo

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean man involved in planning an outdoor pop concert where 16 people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate was found dead Saturday in an apparent suicide, officials said, as doctors treated eight Full Article

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    World Health Organization Admits Botching Attempts To Stop The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

    By Candice Naranjo

    LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. "Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed Full Article